- The trail ascends up the ridge and climbs up and down each puu to reach the Ko`olau Ridge Summit in about 6 miles. The trail initially climbs through eucalyptus, brushbox, and guava. However, once in the native forest, naupaka, koa, ohia, lobelia, olapa, and kopiko are common. The views, birds and plants observing make this lung-buster worth the climb! This trail is multi-use and hikers may encounter hunters or mountain bikers along the trail. Please exercise caution when hiking. The latter half of the trail is not regularly maintained and may be difficult for inexperienced hikers. Directions: From Kamehameha Highway at Hau`ula, turn onto Hauula Homestead Road (across from Hau`ula Beach Park). When the road makes a sharp curve to the left, continue straight onto the access road. Park along the road before the cable gate. Continue on foot past the gate and the hunter/hiker check in station. Ma`akua Ridge Trail begins on the left side of the access road, past Hau`ula Trail (which is on the right).
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