The Wa'ahila Ridge State Recreation Area is popular for fishing and hiking. The summit is the perfect place to grab that picnic basket and take a much-needed break from the tiring hike.
This is one place where the journey matters more than the destination, and even though there aren’t much lookout places, the pathways themselves weave a story of their own!
There are ample of picnic tables and water fountains around and the shaded pathways do make the walk rather enjoyable.
Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water and food.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
- Hunters with hunting dogs may be on the trail on Wednesday and Sunday. Hunting is allowed only by permit.
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area
- By Bus: Bertram St + 1716
- By Taxi
- By hiring a local Cab.
- By renting a Car/Bike.
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Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area Reviews & Ratings
Beautiful and relaxing. Good for a nice walk. Plenty of benches but small parking. I didn't check to see if they have restrooms of any kind but I thought I saw a building that could've been one. Will be back for more nature!
The park is perfect for picnics being covered in a nice treeline. There are tables and bathrooms. At first, the ridge is nothing but a stroll, after that you have to start climbing a few things. It's all quite easy until you reach the signs, after that you reach areas where you need ropes to get up and when it's rainy the whole thing is a mud side waiting for you to slip and die. Great place with many levels for different people.
Beautiful entrance to the Ridge hike that can connect to the Olympus hike and then connect to crater. If you are doing this hike to olympus, at average speed with stopping for some pictures its about 3 hours one way. If just ridge, it's about hour and 45 min one way. The wa'ahila is easy hike but Olympus does have steep parts that i would be very careful if it has rained. They have ropes to help like the 3 points hike.
Beautiful views and well worth going. I’d agree this is an easy to moderate hike but only if you are physically fit and you don’t have small children. There’s a bit of rock scrambling that made it impossible for me with a baby carrier.
A hidden treasure. I've lived within 5 mi of this gem for 10 yrs. and never knew it was there before this week. Beautiful!!!