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Located on the sotheast side of the island this 3 mile, moderate difficulty trail offers opportunities for viewing of a variety of native plants and, from the summit, the leeward coast and Waimanalo.

Wiliwilinui Trail begins on an access road through formosa koa and guava forest. As the road climbs up the ridge, it becomes native koa-uluhe forest. The trailhead is about 1.5 miles up the access road. The trail climbs straight up the ridge to a HECO tower. Continue past the tower to the Koolau summit. This trail offers opportunities for viewing of a variety of native plants and, from the summit, the leeward coast and Waimanalo. Note: The Wiliwilinui Community Association has been more than cooperative in letting hikers and hunters access State land through their property. Please abide by all rules and regulations of the association.

First part of trail is a dirt access road.

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.

Directions: From Honolulu, From Kalanianiole Highway heading east, turn left on Laukahi Street. Continue mauka (toward the mountain) on Laukahi until you come to a security guard station. Check in with the security guard and then proceed up Laukahi until it ends. Turn left on Oko`a, following the trail signs. Park in the parking area before the cable gate and proceed on foot along the access road to the trailhead.

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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