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Island Trails – Bolohead Ridge



Extreme hiking on Bolohead Ridge on the Waianae Mountain Range of Oahu, Hawaii.
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Here’s another video from Island Trails that I just had to post on the blog. I didn’t do this hike and had nothing to do with creating this video. But it’s some of the most impressive hiking footage I’ve seen and I wanted to share with you the crazy stuff extreme hikers are doing here in Hawaii.

I will warn you though that this video may cause sweaty palms and an increased heart rate. But hopefully, it will also make you want to run out of the house and get on one of the many great (and maybe safer) hiking trails in Hawaii.

Kaleo’s description of the video:

Hiking Bolohead Ridge on May 5th, May 8th, and August 14th, 2011 on Oahu, Hawaii. This exclusive video is a compilation of footage collected from three separate day scouts on a spur ridge connecting from Waianae Valley to Oahu’s highest mountain peak, Mount Ka’ala (elev. 4,025 ft.). Bolohead Ridge was named by Steve Rohrmayr because of a prominent ridge feature resembling a face with a bald head. In recent memory, no one has completed the ascent or descent of Bolohead Ridge to or from Mount Ka’ala. It was scouted by Steve Rorhmayr ( and Dayle Turner (​~turner/​ohe/​ohe.html) in 2001. The ridge features very narrow ridge sections, extremely steep grades over loose dirt and crumbly rock, and is only trodded on by pigs and goats. It is one of six known routes to Mount Ka’ala, the five others being the Dupont Trail, the summit ridge from Pu’u Kalena, the Kama’ohanui trail, the Waianae-Ka’ala trail, and the summit ridge from Three Corners.

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This story was last modified on May 18, 2013. (Originally published in August 2011.)

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