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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 83%Green Travelers
- 82%Budget Travelers
- 67%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (9)
- Mount OlomanaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 11, 2013
The three peak trial is a hike with amazing views. It is quite a dangerous hike to the top for the inexperienced. At the very top, there were times where I had to scale the side of the ridge, which was extremely dangerous, but the views are well worth it.
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- Mount OlomanaFirst to ReviewSep 21, 2012
Olomana is one of those hikes that you don't have to complete the first or second time. There are 3 peaks and each peak ratchets up the skill level and danger factor of the accomplished Hiker that chooses to challenge themselves. I would suggest if you are an avid hiker from off island and even if you are new to the island and a good hiker and are looking for a challenge, making your way across the first peak is a great start. If I was you I would make the challenge to reach the first peak for your first time here. That first peak is enough and the views are beautiful. Next time up Olomana you can choose to do the second peak, and on your third attempt do all three peaks. I don't know of anyone that did Olomana for the first time and did all three peaks off the bat. You take each peak at a time, once completing the 3 peaks over time when going back doing the 3 peaks will be more manageable. I do NOT suggest tourists passing through to attempt anything more then the first peak. The views are amazing on this entire hike, but your mad skill levels must also come into play, you can't be afraid of thin ridge lines and crumbling eroding lava rock walls. You must be ready to go down and up the peaks using ropes. Never put ANY trust in those ropes and only use them as assistance not as your main way to get up and down. Several people have meet their death on the second and third peak so if you choose to pass the first, your life is in your own hands and doing this Hike alone without fellow hikers would be just stupid. To keep it safe, reaching the first peak is a great accomplishment and the views are not much different from the third, so the risk is truly just for those seeking to push their hiking skills or they just enjoy playing with death.
- Mount OlomanaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Sep 18, 2012
Wayde has written a great review of this hike. It has some of the island's most epic views, but everything beyond the first peak is dangerous. The second peak is sketchy and involves using some of the ropes anchored in the rocks. Some of the moves are a bit extreme. The third peak is straight scary, and should be considered life threatening as people have fallen off the rocks to their death here. Only attempt this one is you are super comfortable with ropes and climbing, and down to take a little extreme risk. Spectacular views though.
- Mount OlomanaCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 01, 2012
This is an intermediate hike and can get difficult after the 1st peak. Mt Olomana is also nicknamed 3-peaks hike, as there are 3 major peaks to reach and climb. The hike is a steady upwards hike that takes 3-4 hours total. Most of the way is going upwards and steady, till you reach the first peak where you'll climb up using a rope or free climb. I've only been to the first, so I'll have to go back and see if I can make it to the third one.