Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

by kenji SAITO on May 21, 2017

Hiking Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

I have been on this trail up, down and crossing over; but never in it’s entirety from start to finish. Joining me today were Chris, Daryl and Jasmin on a late afternoon stroll.

Trailhead

Trailhead

Good luck in trying to find parking. It was a full house today.

Trail

Trail

The paved road soon turned into a dirt road.

Trail

Trail

Passing the roped section of the trail. Really?

Swing

Swing

Using my imagination. It’s not taking me anywhere. Photo by Chris.

Steps

Steps

It’s hard walking and reading at the same time.

Trail

Trail

The trail narrowed and steepened on our way to the top.

Cliff

Cliff

Some hikers may have experienced temporary blindness due to my extremely white legs. My apologies. Photo by Daryl Cacatian.

Trail

Trail

Almost to the top.

Summit

Summit

Fleeting views of the Windward side.

Summit

Summit

The South side views were more on the consistent side today.

Summit

Summit

Half and half. Group photo left to right: Daryl, Jasmin, myself and Chris.

Trail

Trail

Catching up to a group that had stopped at the relay station and turned around without seeing the summit.

Relay station

Relay station

Group photo by Jasmin Nepomuceno at the relay station.

Trail

Trail

Chris and Daryl slippering the stairs down.

Recycle

Recycle

Who says it doesn’t pay to hike? Not Chris. He stuffed at least 50 cents worth of water bottles into his pack.

Trail

Trail

The group coming down the mountain.

Trail

Trail

Jasmin on the flat trail.

Trail

Trail

Passing the junction to Wailupe Valley.

Trail

Trail

All downhill from here.

All pau

All pau

We made it back to the trailhead with ample daylight to spare.

GPS Tracks

GPS Tracks

One of the easiest trails to gain the summit of the Ko’olau Mountains that covered 4.75 miles with good company. Post hike meal at Zippy’s. Want to buy raisin bread on the side?

Note: I have been made aware the some hikers have been using my blog as a hiking guide and getting lost on the trails. Please note that this blog was made to document the hike for the crew(s) that did it. That is why some of my comments will seem to have no relevance or meaning to anybody outside of the crew(s) that hiked that trail. My blog was never meant as a hiking guide, so please do not treat it as such. If you find inspiration and entertainment from these hikes, that is more than enough. If you plan on replicating these hikes, do so in the knowledge that you should do your own research accordingly as trail conditions, access, legalities and so forth are constantly in flux. What was current today is most likely yesterdays news. Please be prepared to accept any risks and responsibilities on your own as you should know your own limitations, experience and abilities before you even set foot on a trail, as even the “simplest” or “easiest” of trails can present potential pitfalls for even the most “experienced” hikers.

Leave a Comment

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jasmin May 26, 2017 at 11:31 pm

Great to hike with you again Kenji! Thank you for the invite and Happy Birthday to you my friend!

Reply

kenji SAITO May 27, 2017 at 5:46 am

Aloha Jasmin,
Thanks and hope to hike with you more often. I guess that means more waterfalls. JK.
Mahalo

Reply

Stuart June 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Hey man this is the trail Mitsy took me on on our second date. It’s a nice one.

Reply

kenji SAITO June 7, 2017 at 6:18 am

Aloha Stuart,
Yup, this trail makes a nice “date hike.” :)
Mahalo

Reply

Previous post: