Trail 38: Waikane (Pu'u Ka'aumakua) Trail

PROFILE


 

  

 CLEARED - 08.21.2005

 RATING: MEDIUM/DIFFICULT

 LENGTH: 8h RT.

 

 CLASS: RIDGE

 LOCALE: WAIKANE, 96744

 DIRECTIONS: WAIKANE VALLEY RD.

 ACCESS: OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUND TRIP DISTANCE (MI.): 10.4
ALT VARIATION (FT.): 66 - 2697

TRACK LOG: TRAIL038
START COORDINATE: 2129.397N, 15751.034W
END COORDINATE: 2130.083N, 15753.877W

 

DESCRIPTION:  A SPECTACULAR GRADED RIDGE TRAIL LEADING UP TO A NEARLY 360 DEGREE VIEW OF THE ENTIRE ISLAND. NEXT TO POAMOHO, PU'U KA'AUMAKUA HAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE VIEWS OF OAHU FROM THE KOOLAU SUMMIT.

AN INITIAL 3 MILE DIRT ROAD WALK IS REQUIRED TO REACH THE TRUE TRAILHEAD (6 MILES RT.) WHICH IS THE ONLY REAL DRAWBACK ABOUT THIS TRAIL. THE LAST 2 MILES GAINS MOST OF THE ELEVATION NEEDED TO SUMMIT, HOWEVER, THE TRAIL IS GRADED AND INVOLVES LITTLE RISK.

 

 

 


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