Trail 95: Waiau Ridge Trail

PROFILE


 

  

 CLEARED - 07.02.2006

 RATING: DIFFICULT

 LENGTH: 9h 20m RT.

 

 CLASS: RIDGE

 LOCALE: WAIAU, 96782

 DIRECTIONS: KA'AHUMANU DR.

 ACCESS: OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUND TRIP DISTANCE (MI.): 9.2
ALT VARIATION (FT.): 564 - 2323

TRACK LOG: TRAIL095
START COORDINATE: 2124.846N, 15756.044W
END COORDINATE: 2126.423N, 15752.409W

 

DESCRIPTION:  A CLASSIC RIDGE TRAIL TO THE CREST OF THE KOOLAU. FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW THE LAST HALF OF THE WAIAU RIDGE TRAIL HAS BECOME SO SEVERELY OVERGROWN THAT THERE IS EFFECTIVELY NO TRAIL AT ALL.

THE WAIAU RIDGE TRAIL NOW RANKS AS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT RIDGE TRAILS TO COMPLETE BECAUSE OF ITS DISAPPEARING CONDITION.

A LOOP VARIATION WITH NEARBY WAIMANO RIDGE (WAIMANO - WAIAU RIDGE TRAIL) RELIEVES SOME DIFFICULTY BY REDUCING TIME SPENT ON WAIAU.

 

 

 


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