At 2,979 ft, Pu'u Kea'au, may be the 6th highest peak on O'ahu.
Ability Level: ADVANCED: Suitable for advanced to very strong Intermediate hikers.
Type: Valley to ridge partial loop / out and back trail
Length: 5.2 miles
Duration: About 4.5 hours
Elevation gain: 2,660 ft
Difficulty: Very difficult with 2600+ ft ascent. Narrow ridge hiking requires balance and concentration. Steep ascents with ropes requires upper body strength.
Recommendations: Plenty of water (2.5 - 3L minimum), sunscreen, snacks, hat, gloves, hiking shoes, microspikes.
Dangers: Intense physical activity, exhaustion, dehydration, narrow ridge hiking with risk of falling, rope climbing, potentially deadly drop-offs, potentially high winds, some slippery conditions.
You must RSVP to attend this event, and if you are unable to attend, you should un-RSVP to free up your spot. No-showing produces bad karma, inhibits events from starting on time, and becomes part of your attendance record. Hike leaders can choose to push chronic no-showers to the waitlist on scheduled hikes with a long waitlist.
Disclaimer: If you join us for a hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. Read the full disclaimer here.