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March 17, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 1.5-2.5 HOURS

Distance: 2.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 900 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Muddy, Some uneven footing

Sights: "The Needle", Iao Valley

What to Bring: Water (>1L), Snack

A place of both natural beauty and historical significance, Iao Valley State Park is a popular destination for many who visit the island of Maui. While there is a lot to see in the grounds of the park, a little extra effort will g...

February 16, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 3-4 HOURS (Full Trail)

Distance: 5.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: NEGLIGIBLE

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Shadeless, Rocky and uneven footing

What to see: Molokini Crater, Kaho'olawe, King's Highway

What to Bring: Sunscreen, Closed Toed Shoes, Water (>1L)

Located in Southern Maui, this coastal trail gives you a bit of history and beauty in the form of a rugged and hot hike. The trail takes you through a landscape of...

February 16, 2020

Located off the coast of South Maui, Molokini Crater is a popular destination for sightseers, snorkelers, and divers alike. This partially submerged volcanic crater is not only beautiful to look at, but it also creates excellent conditions for snorkeling and diving. Its crescent shape protects swimmers from the ocean waves, allowing them to leisurely enjoy the colorful reef and the unrivaled visibility (sometimes 150 feet!). For experienced diver...

February 15, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 4-6 HOURS

Distance: ~10 MILES to Honolua Ridge Trailhead

Elevation Gain: 1600 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Lengthy to reach Arboretum, Potentially Muddy

Sights: Lanai, Maunalei Arboretum, Kapalua Golf Club

What to Bring: Water (>1L), Snacks, Hiking Shoes

Located on the island of Maui, this hike is perfect for those looking to find a little escape from the tourist vibes of Lahaina. The first portion of the hik...

February 14, 2020

What if I told you it's possible to go to church underwater? Well if you take a boat off the coast of Lanai and throw on some scuba gear you can experience such a reality. The Cathedrals, two dive sites located off southern Lanai, are large underwater lava tubes that form large swimmable caverns. Over time, underwater forces have collapsed portions of the lava tubes, allowing light to shine into the caverns, creating a beautiful "stained glass-li...

January 27, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 0.8 MILES (1st Pillbox), 1.0 MILES (2nd Pillbox), 1.8 MILES (3rd Pillbox)

Elevation Gain: 450 FEET

Foot Traffic: HIGH

Challenges: Dusty, A few steep scrambles with loose dirt, Shadeless, Parking

Sights: Pillboxes, Lanikai Beach, The Mokes, Ko'olau Mountain Range, K-Bay, Maui/Lanai/Molokai

What to Bring: Sunscreen, Water

There's a reason this is one of the most popular hikes on Oahu. You get ridg...

January 20, 2020

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED

Time: 7-8 HOURS

Distance: 12 MILES

Elevation Gain: 2200 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Very Overgrown, Lengthy

Sights: Windward Coast, West Side

What to Bring: Water (>2L), Lunch, Long sleeves and pants, Gloves, Sunscreen

A lengthy graded ridge on Oahu's northern windward coast, this hike offers some unique and beautiful views of both sides of the island (if you can grind your way to the summit). The first portion of...

January 19, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 3-4 HOURS

Distance: 7 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1400 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Muddy, Slippery Scramble Near Falls, Requires Permit

Sights: Laie Falls, Northeastern coastline

What to Bring: Water (>1L), Snack, Swimsuit and Towel

Located in the northern part of windward Oahu, this trail offers a beautiful ridge and a pleasant waterfall all wrapped in a moderate hike. The first portion starts out on a dirt road...

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