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January 6, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 1 HOUR

Distance: <1 MILE

Elevation Gain: 300 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Some steep climbs, Narrow ridges, Finding the Puka, Muddy if it's been raining

Sights: The Puka!!!, Three Peaks, K-Bay, Kailua, Kaneohe

What to Bring: Water (optional)

This awesome hike near the popular Pali Lookout offers the thrill and beauty of Hawaii ridge hiking in a short little hike. You will get to traverse a narrow ridge and scramble up steep slo...

November 30, 2019

Difficulty: ADVANCED

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 1 MILE (to Chimney)

Elevation Gain: 800 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Steep incline with loose rocks, Narrow ridges with steep dropoffs, Dangerous free climbing

Sights: Windward Side, K-bay, Three Peaks, Pali Lookout, Ko'olaus

What to Bring: Shoes with Good Grip, Courage

Dangerously beautiful, this notorious hike has a lot to offer in such a short, action packed adventure. Beginning from the popular Pali Lookout, you quickly g...

November 24, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 2-3 HOURS

Distance: 3 MILES

Elevation Gain: 600 FEET 

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Overgrown, Parking

Sights: Kapaa Quarry, K-Bay, Windward Side, Ko'olau Range

What to Bring: Water (>1L), Long Pants/Sleeves

A relatively unknown trail located in Kaneohe, this short ridge hike gives you a unique perspective of the windward side, including the beautiful K-Bay and the Ko'olau Mountain Range. Follow the trail all the way to its end and you wi...

October 29, 2017

This beautiful sandbar, located just off Kaneohe is a premier spot for drinking, floating, and really just hanging out with friends and family while taking in the gorgeous scenery. Once you figure out the best way to transport yourself out there (it's a bit too far to swim), I guarantee you are in for a good time.

It had been a surprisingly social couple of weeks for me. I was going out with friends, meeting people, and almost acting like an extrovert (almost). Sometimes...

June 4, 2017

Difficulty: ADVANCED

Time: 7-9 HOURS

Distance: 8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 2200 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Getting to the stairs, Very Muddy, Steep, and Narrow Ridges

Sights: The Stairs, H3 Highway, K-Bay, Moanalua Valley, Ko'olau Mountain Range, Pearl Harbor

What to Bring: Lots of Water, Sunscreen, Good Shoes, Headlamp, Snacks/Lunch

An alternate route to the famous Stairway to Heaven Hike, this path is half as illegal... but twice as difficult. You start by going up t...

April 23, 2017

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 2-3 HOURS

Distance: 3.2 MILES

Elevation Gain: 900 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Muddy

Sights: Hamama Falls, Waihe'e Valley, Ko'olau Mountain Range

What to Bring: Water, Sunscreen, Swimsuit

This out and back hike is the Manoa Falls equivalent of the windward side... without all the tourists. It starts in a neighborhood deep in Kaneohe and travels along a paved path through the lush green forest of Waihe'e Valley. The hike is a long gradual up...

April 20, 2017

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time:1 HOUR

Distance: 1 MILE

Elevation Gain: 300 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Muddy and steep to second lookout

Sights: K-Bay, Chinaman's Hat, Ko'olau Range

What to Bring: Water

This lesser known trail off a residential street in Kaneohe offers what some hikes on Oahu cannot, total peace and serenity. There is something very pleasant about this walk in the woods that leads to a beautiful lookout of K-Bay. It is one of those gems of Oahu that may not l...

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 range. The hike is a long ou...

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