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Kuliouou Ridge Trail

Average Rating:    (3.64 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Lots of roots and rocks, a few carrying and pushing sections and tight switchbacks. Ride up about 2 miles to the picnic shelter and bomb down the same way you came up or do a little exploring for some better DH action!
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Latitude
21.304008774253234
Longitude
-157.7244472503662
Trail Directions
Head east on H-1 which becomes Kalanianaole Hwy. Turn left on Kuliouou St. Take a left at the stop sign then right onto Kuliouou Rd. Proceed into the valley and turn right at Kala'au Place. Park at the end of this cul-de-sac and ride past the board of water supply chain gate, down the asphalt road a few yards then right where you'll see a hunter check-in station. The trailhead to the ridge trail begins about 0.2 miles in on the Kuliouou valley trail and proceeds to the right up the ridge.
Trail Length
4-5 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hawaii Kai
   


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Review Date
November 24, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ironstalin ,  Downhiller

Summary:
The trail is fairly challenging with many tight switch backs on the way down and lots of up hill pushing/carrying on the way up. Tons of roots, which were kind of fun on a full suspension bike. Lots of boulders, good view from the top. One way up, one way down. Turn around at the shack and come back the way you came. Better for hiking than DH biking. Too short of a descend for all the pushing/carrying.

I would not come back to this trail.

Recommended Route:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Kuliouou+Rd&daddr=Kalaau+Pl&geocode=FXbNRAEd81WZ9g%3BFW4PRQEd9lGZ9g&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=15&sll=21.292613,-157.725735&sspn=0.020233,0.038409&ie=UTF8&z=15

Up Kuliouou Rd, right on Kalaau Pl and all the way to the end.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
St. Louis trai is a must



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Review Date
March 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Cog , from Honolulu, Hawaii

Summary:
Enjoy the workout getting up this trail (riding and hiking). Watch out for the the rocks and roots that seem to love to grab pedals, watch for the tight switchbacks (not a concern if you take the trail into haihahone valley), and steep sides to the trail. Look for the side trail to haihahone (think i'm spelling it wrong) when you get into the pine trees, it is by a challenging climb that sweeps to the right and the regular trail cuts back to the left. The Haihaone trail is that little climb right in-front of as you complete the climb. This is an AWESOME trail if you are looking for a technical challenge. RIDER BEWARE!!!!TAKE IT SLOW YOUR FIRST TIME SO YOU DON"T BIFF IT BAD WHERE THE TRAIL TURNS SUDDENLY!!!!

Recommended Route:
Read the others reviews...you'll get the idea

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mililani, St. Louis



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Review Date
February 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: gooner , from rochester minnesota

Summary:
Make sure you bring tubes and air because of the keawe bushes. Because of the climb, I wouldn't ride it with a dualie. Hardtail with skinny tires to save energy.

Recommended Route:
Start off in town and go along Kalanianiole to get a good warm up. It sucks climbing this when your not loosened up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bike trails



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Review Date
July 25, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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Reviewed by: Da Kine , from Santa Clara, CA

Summary:
FUN!!!

Recommended Route:
Up and down Kulioulou Valley or down the otherside



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Review Date
June 13, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Ethan , from honolulu

Summary:
the trail is littered with rocks, rocks, and even more rocks. Oh yeah, did I mention the roots? Man, this trail will improve your technical riding very fast. It's a good trail with tons of switchbacks and some dismount sections. Take a load off at the picnic area and suck down some power gel and mess around on the various jumps and then zoooooooooooooooooooooooooom down the downhill and remember where those switchbacks were. Watch for hikers

Recommended Route:
one way up, one way down

Other recommended trails in the same area:
St. louis heights



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