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Level: Expert
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +791/ -708 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Kuli'ou'ou Ridge

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#11 of 33 mountain bike trails in Hawaii
#4,625 in the world

The trail is all climb going up 1.5 miles, there is a rest area up top, a Green painted covering with a picnic table. The way back is all downhill with a few very short low grade climbs. Epic trail, rocks of all sizes, roots, some pine needles, lush green jungle like scenery. Tight switchbacks, you will have to dismount quite a bit. Can get air in some places. Trail is on edge just about the whole way. Most of the trail is all shade by lush green trees. Tough, but fun and worth it.

First added by GTXC4 on Sep 7, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Honolulu Airport head East on I H-1. Keep right at the fork staying on I H-1 (Waikiki/Honolulu) and merge onto I H-1. Then stay on this highway, it turns into H-72. Look for Kuliouou Rd. and turn left towards the mountain, the road will bend left, then stay right onto this road as it turns through the neighborhood. Turn right on Kalaau Rd. The road ends at a culdesac, DO NOT park in the culdesac. Instead park along the road before it. Be sure not to block driveways (even across the street) or mailboxes and you'll be alright. Trailhead starts by the sign at the peak of the culdesac.
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  • GTXC4

    Rode April 2014. So, if you could Mountain Bike through "Jungle Book" downhill, this would be it ...minus Shere Khan and the rest. This place is lush rich green, the trail is a constant light tacky, yet packed, and full of roots-crazy roots sometimes, rocks of all sizes, natural places to get air, the switchbacks are tight and not easy, some you will have to dismount and I could just go on. Trail width varies. It's 1.5 miles to the picnic rest area, but I went all the way to the top. Just had too. Got mapped at 5.02 miles to the top and back down. The view was worth it. Multiple people on the trail stated that I could go to the top and ride, just watch for people and be respectful. There are stairs as you go to the top. So you'll get a hike/ride out of it. Check the photos and video if you like. One of the coolest trails that I have ever ridden hands down.

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