Firefighters helped five hikers make their way out of the Maakua Gulch Trail above Hauula Elementary School Saturday afternoon.
None was injured and they walked under their own power, said Honolulu fire Capt. Earle Kealoha.
Rescue crews first responded to a call from the wife of one of the hikers, who reported the group as overdue about 2:36 p.m.
Firefighters made their way to the hikers and escorted them down, Kealoha said.