Kuli'ou'ou Valley Trail

Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795

Kuli'ou'ou Valley Trail

Kuli'ou'ou Valley Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A shady stroll takes you through a lush green valley toward the heart of the Ko’olau Range.

Pass the stone barrier marked kuli’ou’ou reservoir, sign in on the sheet in the mailbox to your left, and follow the clearly marked trail northward into the valley. In 0.2 mile the trail splits. Your route continues straight ahead (north), while the Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail cuts off to the right (east). Use a set of built-in boot brushes at this junction to scrape off any noxious weed seeds you might have picked up elsewhere. Hawaii’s native vegetation is under siege from aggressive introduced species.

The trail follows alongside a (usually) dry streambed lined with dense ferns and strawberry guava trees. Take your time beside a little stream to savor the ferns and flowers. You’re almost certain to hear the clear, melodious song of the shama thrush, and have a good chance of seeing one."

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Hiking the Hawaiian Islands (Falcon Guides)
Suzanne Swedo
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"A shady stroll takes you through a lush green valley toward the heart of the Ko’olau Mountains. Take your time beside a little stream to savor the ferns, flowers, and birdsong. You’ll begin at the trailhead for the much more strenuous Kuli’ou’ou Ridge hike. Pass the stone barrier marked Kuli’ou’ou Reservoir, sign in on the sheet in the mailbox to your left, and follow the clearly marked trail northward into the valley. In 0.2 mile the trail splits. Your route continues straight ahead (north), while the Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail cuts off to the right (northeast). There is a set of built-in boot brushes at this junction so you can scrape off any noxious weed seeds you might have picked up elsewhere and protect Hawaii’s native vegetation in this area." Read more

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Trail Information

Waimanalo
Nearby City
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
45 minutes to 1.5 hours
Duration
All year
Season
USGS Koko Head
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Dec 2018