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August 21, 2018

 Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED

Time: 7-9 HOURS

Distance: 15 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1700 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Endurance Challenge, Somewhat muddy and overgrown

Sights: Waimano Valley, Windward Side (if you're lucky)

What to Bring: Water (>2L), Lunch, Sunscreen

A lengthy hike located in central Oahu, this trail takes you from Pearl City all the way to the Ko'olau Summit Trail by means of a 15 mile graded ridge. On the way, you will pass some tunnels (previously u...

August 5, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 3-4 HOURS (4-5 with Pupukea Lookout)

Distance: 6 MILES for Kaunala, 9 MILES w/Pupukea

Elevation Gain: 600 FEET Kaunala, 900 FEET Pupukea

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Muddy, Overgrown on Pupukea

Sights: North Shore, Windward Coast

What to Bring: Water, Snack, Shoes to get Muddy

This hike combines two trails on the North Shore, the Kaunala Loop Trail and the Pupukea Summit Trail. The Kaunala Loop is a graded ridge full of switchbacks, givi...

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