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February 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...

August 10, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 2 MILES

Elevation Gain: 500 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Possibly muddy and slippery, Uneven footing

Sights: Honolulu, Ko'olau Range, GUAVA!!

What to Bring: Shoes you can get muddy

A short and easy hike located near Manoa, the Pu'u Pia trail will give you a nice taste of the wilderness--both figuratively and literally. The majority of the trail is shaded as you walk amongst the massive and lush Koa tre...

May 20, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 4 MILES

Elevation Gain: 500 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Could be muddy

Sights: Mountains, trees, valleys oh my!

What to Bring: Water

Located near Kapa'a, the Kuilau Ridge Trail is a nice gradual ridge that ends at a beautiful lookout overlooking the surrounding valley, Mount Wai'ale'ale, and the Makaleha Mountain Range. Throughout your journey, you will be surrounded by lush green foliage and mas...

November 19, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 4-6 HOURS

Distance: 9 MILES

Elevation Gain: 600 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Logistics, Muddy, Lengthy, Overgrown

Sights: Windward Side, Ko'olau Range, Waterfalls

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

Not to be confused with the Maunawili Falls Trail, this hike is a point to point hike that starts off the Pali Highway and contours along the base of the Ko'olau Mountain Range all the way to Wai...

February 11, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 2-3 HOURS

Distance: 4.8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 850 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Potentially muddy

Sights: Ko'olau Range, H3 Highway, Waianae Range

What to Bring: Snack, Water

Aiea Loop Trail feels like traditional mainland hiking, with a well defined trail that contours through the trees, just below the ridgeline. It is not without the typical Hawaii challenges (Mud!), and you will also get some great views,...

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