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This moderately difficult 3.5 mile trail offers varying terrain, ranging from mountainous to thick canopy. Whilst offering a wide variety of native plants (some of them quite rare) the trail is not suitable for novice hikers.

Poamoho is a spectacular ridge hike which traverses along a ridge through mostly native forest up to the Ko`olau Summit. The trail is quite narrow in sections and is not suitable for novice hikers. The trail offers a wide variety of native plants - some of them quite rare. From the summit, Poamoho Trail rewards hikers with awesome views of Kahana and Punalu`u Valleys and the north-eastern shores of Oahu. Poamoho Trail is also a good trail for birdwatching. This trail receives only periodic maintenance.

General Information: Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing and possibly putting yourself at risk. Permit-DOFAW is required.

Directions: From Honolulu, Permission and insurance are required from Dole Co. However, due to a high amount of vandalism Dole Co. is not allowing public access to the trail. The Na Ala Hele program is currently working on re-establishing public access.

Difficulty: Moderate

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O'ahu, Hawaii

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