Trail 88: Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

PROFILE


 

  

 CLEARED - 06.10.2006

 RATING: EASY/MEDIUM

 LENGTH: 4h RT.

 

 CLASS: RIDGE

 LOCALE: WAIALAE IKI, 96821

 DIRECTIONS: OKOA ST.

 ACCESS: OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUND TRIP DISTANCE (MI.): 4.6
ALT VARIATION (FT.): 1201 - 2585

TRACK LOG: TRAIL088
START COORDINATE: 2117.941N, 15745.763W
END COORDINATE: 2119.673N, 15745.178W

 

 

DESCRIPTION:  ALTHOUGH CONSIDERED ONE OF THE EASIEST RIDGE TRAILS TO ARRIVE AT THE KOOLAU SUMMIT, WILIWILINUI IS PERFECT FOR THE BEGINNER, OFFERING A COMMANDING VIEW OF THE WINDWARD SIDE WITHOUT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RISK.

THE FIRST HALF OF THE WILIWILINUI RIDGE TRAIL IS ON A 4WD DIRT ROAD AND THE REMAINING HALF OFFERS UP A SAMPLE OF CLASSIC UNGRADED RIDGE.

A RADIO TOWER, WHERE THE TRAIL TERMINATES, CAN BE SEEN IN THE DISTANCE AS EARLY AS A MILE IN. ONCE AT THE TOP MORE DIFFICULT LOOP VARIATIONS PRESENT THEMSELVES: LANIPO VIA WESTWARD TRAVERSAL AND WAILUPE OR HAWAII LOA RIDGE VIA EASTWARD TRAVERSAL.

 

 

 


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