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February 19, 2017


Time: 4-6 HOURS

Distance: 8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1000 FEET

Foot Traffic: HIGH

Challenges: Slippery when wet, river crossings, potential flash flooding

Sights: Napali Coast, Hanakapi'ai Beach, Hanakapi'ai Falls

What to Bring: Water, Snack/Lunch, Sunscreen, Shoes to get wet, Swimsuit

This beautiful out and back hike takes place partially on the Kalalau Trail, better known as the Napali Coast. The views throughtout this po...

February 13, 2017

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE (Intermediate if go to Bridge)

Time: 2-3 HOURS

Distance: 3.2 MILES

Elevation Gain: 700 FEET

Foot Traffic: HIGH

Challenges: MUD!!!, River Crossings, Slippery, Steep climb to bridge

Sights: Ko'olau Range, Maunawili Falls, Idiots jumping from cliffs ;), The broken bridge

What to Bring: Water, Shoes you can get wet, swimsuit 

A popular hike near Kailua that travels along a river to its source, Maunawili Falls. The hike prima...

February 9, 2017

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 3 MILES

Elevation Gain: 650 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Closed, Overgrown, Muddy 

Sights: K-Bay, Three Peaks, Windward Side, Likeke Falls

What to Bring: Shoes you can get dirty

This is a short hike that takes place primarily on the Old Pali Road (now closed) near the very popular Pali Lookout. The road offers scenic views of the windward side including Kaneohe Bay, Chinaman's Hat, and the Ko'olau rang...

February 4, 2017


Time: 3-5 HOURS

Distance: 5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 2000 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Narrow ridges, step uphills, muddy, exposed ridge 

Sights: Honolulu, Diamond Head, Ka'au Crater, K-Bay, The Mokes, Three Peaks, K1/K2, Mount Ka'ala

Stuff to Bring: Water, Snacks, Shoes with good grip, Sunscreen

This intermediate hike near Honolulu offers some exciting ridge hiking as well as some awesome views. The trail has some techni...

January 29, 2017

At the beginning of the week, my roommate and I had planned that on Saturday we would hike Mount Olympus , a hike I'd been wanting to do for some time. On Thursday, he tells me that some of his friends from work bought a Groupon and he would be diving with Aloha Scuba Divers instead. The dives would be the Sea Tiger barge wreck and the Kewalo Pipe Reef. Instead of making it a solo hike, I decided to be social and join the group. It was a nice rem...

January 21, 2017

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Elevation Gain: NEGLIGBLE

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Closed, Muddy with one step descent

Sights: The Falls...

Stuff to Bring: Shoes to get muddy, swimsuit

This hike is a nice easy stroll along a path through the forest before a very short, yet slippery decline that leads to a beautiful set of waterfalls and a swimming hole. This hike is great if you're looking for something short but with that magical, secluded Ha...

January 15, 2017

Difficulty: EXTREME

Time: 8+ HOURS

Distance: 4.5 MILES Lateral

Elevation Gain: 2700 FEET

Foot Traffic: VERY LOW

Challenges: Finding trails, Overgrown, Extreme rock scrambling, Narrow ridges, Crumbling rock, Free climbing

Sights: Mount Ka'ala, Waianae Mountain Range, Makaha Valley

Stuff to Bring: Lots of water, Good Hiking Shoes, Long sleeves/pants, 8+ hours of food, Someone who knows the trail, Flashlight

This is without a doubt the most physically diffi...

January 13, 2017


Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 2.2 MILES

Elevation Gain: 650 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Muddy, Some steep inclines

Sights: Pillboxes, K-Bay, Ko'olau Mountain Range

Stuff to Bring: Water, Shoes with decent grip

A shorter hike on the windward side of Oahu, this is a great hike if you are looking for something quick, will get the heart pumping, and that offers rewarding views. The trail is often very muddy and slippery,...

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