This will be a fast paced exercise hike to the 1st peak and back.
Olomana is one of the best hikes on the island for those who can handle a little bouldering. The first peak (our end point) offers spectacular 360 degree views of the windward coast.
Duration: About 2.5 - 3 hours.
Length: About 3 miles Out and Back.
Elevation gain: About 1,400 ft.
Dangers: Mud, steep cliffs, some minor rope climbing, water, slippery roots, rocks. If you have a fear of heights or rope climbing, this hike may not be for you.
Recommendations: 2L of water, snacks, shoes with good grip, microspikes, gloves, insect repellent, hat, sunscreen, camera.
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed due to the rock climbing.
Some rock climbing required to reach the peak.
Directions: From Honolulu ... Pali Hwy may be closed!
From EWA, take H-3 toward K-bay, exit Kam hwy. Pass Pali golf course to your right. Left at the traffic light (Rte 61), turn right on A'uloa Rd. The new parking area is in the dirt or grass near the bus stop, just a few yards onto A'uloa Rd.
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 (https://www.meetup.com/HawaiiHiking/pages/20845334/Group_Legal_Disclaimer/).