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Ma'akua Ridge Trail

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Ma'akua Ridge Trail

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54-55 Maakua Rd, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
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RebelMoonDance wrote a review Jan 2020
Panama City Beach, Florida11 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I set out to hike and when our first destination was closed, we came upon the Ma'akua Ridge Trail. We had no idea of the route, how far it was, etc but had good hiking shoes and walking sticks. The trail was wet and it poured down rain so it was slick. When we got to the bench at the overlook with the beautiful view of the ocean we had choices to go right or left. We went left and didn't know this was a loop so a couple miles in we almost turned around, but ran into some hikers that went from the right side at the bench so we continued the loop. The trail is pretty well marked with pink ribbons but there were several overgrown areas and down limbs so we had to navigate carefully. The loop was just over 4 miles and we were slow and waited out some rain so it took us about 2.5 hours. Park down the road across from the beach park as there is no parking near the trail. As other reviews mention, you will go through very narrow spots with drops on both sides, lots of ducking under limbs, ceeekbeds, slippery rocks, tons of roots and in our case a lot of rain and mud. We enjoyed the adventure and the views and the different flora and fauna at different parts of the trail are well worth it! Recommend to sure-footed hikers.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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spot wrote a review Oct 2019
dallas26 contributions26 helpful votes
Yes we did not see a soul, and yes you experience a tremendous amount of Hawaiian flora and fauna, and yes the overlook of the town and the ocean is beautiful. But wow I feel a little mislead by all the reviews. My girlfriend and I both found this very challenging, and downright scary in a lot of parts. It seems like the entire trail is off camber. A ton of it is about a foot wide with a huge drop beside it. We encountered one spot where a huge mudslide had basically washed out the trail on an extremely vertical side of the mountain. You're hanging on for dear life to roots and anything you can find, praying the mud doesn't give way! We love to hike, but we would never do this trail again. If you have any fear of heights and you're not a seasoned hiker I'd steer clear of this beast.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Andrea wrote a review Sep 2018
Curaçao150 contributions44 helpful votes
So this hike had only one review, but it was very positive and the hike was very near to where we were staying so we thought we'd go for it. Packed food, anti mosquito and had good hiking shoes, so pretty well prepared we thought. The hike started out very nice, it was easy to find and it was good terrain to start with. We reached a picnic location pretty quickly, but too soon for a break, then shortly after a small bench with great lookout, this was cool, we were excited. The pink ribbons were ok to follow, not too easy, not too hard. But then the surface became really difficult, I kept sliding and for the climbing we needed to pull ourselves up to the trees and rocks, it was pretty cool but by no means easy, and it just got harder and harder. The mosquitos were everywhere, wading through them so we both had to s of bites by the end of it, the spray didn't help (we reapplied it as well). The walk became more and more difficult, we wanted a break but there was nowhere to sit other than with the ants and we couldn't find anymore pink ribbons. Eventually we gave up and turned round, very disappointed. If you stop at the first vista where the small bench is, you've seen everything on the hike whilst avoiding mosquitos and slipping and sliding everywhere.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Becky K wrote a review Jun 2018
West Chester, Ohio59 contributions27 helpful votes
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We were planning on hiking Diamond Head but found this trail closer to where we were staying and it was well worth the find! The views from the top are amazing! You have to park in front of the Hawaii transportation department or by the ocean at the bottom of the road and walk about a half mile up to where the road is closed off by a gate. Make sure not to keep any valuables in your car as this is a higher crime area (although we had no issues the 5 days we were in the area). Go past the gate and walk up the paved road, you first pass the Hauula Loop Trail and past the amazing graffiti wall is the entrance on the left. The trail is about 4 miles long and moderate in intensity. The path is marked fairly well with pink ribbons. You do have to climb over rocks, roots and stream beds. Some of the step ups and downs can be a little steep. It was dry the day we went but if the ground is wet or it starts to rain could see that things would get slippery. Majority is under cover so while warm, there is a good breeze and no blazing sun. Make sure to wear bug spray! We were definitely glad we didn't make the drive to Diamond Head to hike in the sun with tons of other people. Would not recommend with young children.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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