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Lanipo

Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Summary
Length7 mi
Elev. Gain1700 ft
Difficulty4 / 5
Rating9 / 10
TypeView
The Lanipo ridge is a demanding hike. However the experience that it affords and the beauty and excitement of the trail make it an excellent choice for enthusiastic hikers. Through most of the trail, you will find strawberry guava trees, which are infamous as the most invasive flora in the island. They were brought to the island from Brazil almost two centuries ago. Irrespective of the adverse effect of this species on the flora as well as the fauna of the region, hikers are sure to enjoy the tress in summer months when they bear bright red, tangy, ripe fruits.

It is better to hike in this trail after a heavy bout of rain, because summer can leave you completely parched and exhausted. The trail begins from Mauumae Ridge and after sometime, the trail descends into a long narrow and exposed stretch of rock. You will also come across a number of small waterfalls and the Kaau Crater along the way.

After crossing the Koolau intersection and the Norfolk Pine clearing along the way, you will finally reach the final run to the summit that consists of long expanses of rough and windy ridges.
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Best time to go
August to October

Cost
None

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Hike Featured In...
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By Pamela Wright
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 17.845' N
157° 47.131' W

Driving Directions:
Head towards the Koko Head Avenue from H-1 E. After crossing Waialae Avenue, take a right when you read the second stop sign onto Sierra Drive. Drive through Maunalani Heights to reach the Maunalani circle. The trail is next to a chain link face.
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Weather Report for Honolulu, HI
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 67 to 75. Northeast winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 78.9° F
Relative Humidity: 71%
Pressure: 29.87"
Dew Point: 69.0° F

Winds from the East at 6.0 mph gusting to 11.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:18 AM
Sunset: 6:31 PM
Weather reported from GTA - South Range, Wahiaw%u0101, HI (KHIWAHIA4)
Forecast
Thursday
Mostly sunny. Scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 86 to 91. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows 67 to 74. Light winds becoming north around 10 mph in the late evening and overnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday
Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 86 to 91. Light winds becoming south around 10 mph in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 67 to 74. North winds around 10 mph.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 9/17/2014 5:39 PM
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