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Moanalua Valley Trail

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4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

Point to Point

2,707' 825 m

High

267' 81 m

Low

2,441' 744 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

30%

Max Grade (16°)

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There are restrooms at the trailhead so you can change clothes and get cleaned up if you Uber/Lyft to the trailhead.

Description

First 2.8 miles is up a shallow sloped rocky road. At the Kulana'ahane Trail sign cross the stream bed then take the trail on the right that climbs steeply up the hill. Very steep 2,000 climb over the next 2 miles to the summit. A few really steep sections with ropes to help from slipping - gloves would be a good to have. Keep an eye on the weather - a rain shower could make the trail very treacherous in no time. At the summit you can see the old radar site at the top of the closed Stairway to Heaven trail.

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Steve Roose

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Haiku Stairs, Kaneohe, United States
Apr 7, 2020 near Kāne‘oh…, HI
A foggy day on the Haiku Stairs
May 8, 2018 near Kāne‘oh…, HI
For experienced hikers only
May 8, 2018 near Kāne‘oh…, HI
Stairway to Heaven or Descent from Hell - Haiku Stairs
Feb 8, 2020 near Kāne‘oh…, HI
Climb up to the false summit
Feb 8, 2020 near Kāne‘oh…, HI
Beginning portion of the ridge climb
Feb 8, 2020 near Kāne‘oh…, HI

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May 24, 2022
Steve Roose
Trail map is a bit off. At the Kulana'ahane Trail sign you cross the stream bed then take the trail on the right. — 4h 00m
Aug 14, 2021
Gerald Murphy
did it with tripler ridge.
Jul 26, 2021
Jim Bob Pipes
Rainy, muddy, windy. Absolutely epic! Hardest trail I've done, but the views were unmatched. Mad props to anyone who finishes this trail! 4.8mi
Jul 25, 2021
Becky Pipes
Up in the clouds, ocean on both sides, and killer views! 4.8mi
Nov 25, 2020
Lorena Beste
Jan 24, 2020
Anthony Ramirez
A great hike! About 10 miles round trip. Definitely leave early because it takes about 3-4 hrs either way, and you'll want to relax at the top! 10.2mi — 8h 10m
Sep 26, 2019
Pamela Ruland
I started at Moanalua valley Trailhead. First 2.5 miles are an old road. Easy hiking, gradual incline, great for trail running. Once I got the the… 2.9mi
Jul 15, 2019
Andrew Fink