Brian Wilson in a comment on the overall H.U.R.T. Hawaii blog has asked if anyone has run the contour trail?
To answer that question, I might need some more clarification as to what you mean by the contour trail?
I have been on a trail referred to as the contour trail at the base of the Waianae Mountains on the Kunia side. I had access to this trail when hiking on a guided Nature Conservancy hike. I thought it was a great trail, just not sure it is open to the public on a regular basis.
The other trail that might be referred to as the contour trail could be the Maunawili Trail from the hairpin turn on the Pali to Waimanalo. This trail was built to follow the contours of a certain elevation as much as possible. Most of us have run this trail numerous times.
Brian, please clarify if either of these are the trail you are referring to. Thanks!