Moanalua Middle Ridge

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  • Address: 1849 Ala Aolani St, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail

The Moanalua Middle Ridge covers a trail of 12.2 miles and even though of moderate difficulty, it can have some tricky places along the way.

The trail’s gorgeous view of the valley from almost everywhere makes this hike a visual treat. Add to that the cool air and the vibrant greenery all around-and you can almost be tricked into thinking you are on another planet! Since the hike is pretty long, do make sure you start early. If you love taking photos, don’t forget to take a few minutes to capture the views of the valley- especially the view from the ridge!

Moanalua Middle Ridge Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water and food.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
  • Wearing sunscreen will help protect from the sun.

How to Reach Moanalua Middle Ridge

  • By Bus: Ala Aolani St+Opp Ala Lani St
  • By Taxi
  • By hiring a local Cab.
  • By renting a Car/Bike.

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  • Moanalua Middle Ridge Address: 1849 Ala Aolani St, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
  • Moanalua Middle Ridge Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Moanalua Middle Ridge(preferred time): 08:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Moanalua Middle Ridge: 07:00 Hrs
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  • 0.32% of people who visit Honolulu include Moanalua Middle Ridge in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Moanalua Middle Ridge visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 7 Hrs to see Moanalua Middle Ridge

Monday and Wednesday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Moanalua Middle Ridge

People normally also visit USS Bowfin Submarine Museum And Park while planning their trip to Moanalua Middle Ridge.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Moanalua Middle Ridge Reviews & Ratings

  • I loved this trail! We didn’t make it to the Stairway to Heaven stairs because of all the mud, but it was beautiful anyways! Even with the mud, this trail is fun to be on for however long you choose to be on it. Just realize, you will get dirty. Wear good shoes for this. I wore Teva sandals, which were good, but my feet were sliding around in them because of the mud. Give yourself a long time if you are planning on hiking the whole thing. We started at around 11:30am, and another reason why we didn’t make it to the top was because we wouldn’t have made it down before dark if we had kept going. Might be hard for kids, but again, you can go as far as you want!

  • One of the most treacherous & challenging, yet most majestic hike in Hawaii. The trail is misty at certain times. You'll be navigating narrow ridgelines, and in certain spots, you'll be using ropes to climb up the steep & muddy wet ledges. But the view was definitely worth the trek! This the legal trailhead access side to reach the top of the Stairway to Heaven. Warning: not for the faint of heart!

  • This is the legal way to hike the stairs to heaven. It is one of the most beautiful trails in Honolulu. The is about 7.4 miles long in and out, it is very challenging.

  • Great place to be. Very natural. One could almost feel the presence of history here.

  • One of the most beautiful and relaxing hikes. We love taking our puppies here. Cool, easy and beautiful.

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