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Mount Olympus - Hiking

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Mount Olympus (Pu'u Awawaloa) 
Elevation: 2,486 ft
Elevation Gain: 1,562 ft
Trail: Wa'ahila Ridge trail
Distance: 6 miles roundtrip
Duration: 5 hours
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Danger: Low to Medium (loose dirt, ridge near summit, some high winds)

Up and down, up and down - my cousin Darrell and I bagged another peak! Mt. Olympus, with its broad summit, stands in the back of Manoa Valley. Renamed by Punahou students because of its commanding presence, it went by Awawaloa (long valley) by the early Hawaiians. We parked at the Wa'ahila Ridge Trail Recreation Area at the top of St. Louis and our hike was uphill from the get-go. The lower Wa'ahila Ridge Trail was hot and muggy. With the upper trail breezy and cool. We passed 40 other hikers including 4 hunters and about 8 dogs on this hike. And we got alot of inquiries about our Hillsounds Trail Spikes. Enjoy some photos taken of our hike!

At the trailhead
First utility pole
At the Kolowalu Trail junction


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