January 27, 2020
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 19, 2020
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...
January 6, 2020
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 a...
December 25, 2019
Time: 4-6 HOURS
Distance: 5,.5 MILES
Elevation Gain: 2200 FEET
Challenges: Overgrown, Some narrow and steep sections with dropoffs, Potentially muddy
Sights: Windward and Leeward Side, Koko Crater, Honolulu
What to Bring: Long Pants, Water (>2L), Sunscreen, Snack/Lunch
Located near Honolulu, this trek is best completed as a loop, connecting the Kulepeamoa Ridge to Hawaii Loa Ridge via the Ko'olau Summit Trail. T...
December 22, 2019
Time: 2-4 HOURS
Distance: ~4 MILES
Elevation Gain: 700 Feet
Challenges: Very Slippery, Muddy, Finding path into valley, River Crossings,
Sights: Kalauao Falls, Waianae Range
What to Bring: Shoes to get muddy, Water, Snack
Only visible after a heavy rain, this waterfall can be reached with a muddy and slippery hike that stems from the popular Aiea Loop Trail. It is not an easy journey, as you will be required to...
December 15, 2019
Time: 6-8 HOURS
Distance: ~8 MILES
Challenges: Very Overgrown, River Crossings, Steep Scrambles on Narrow and Grassy Ridges
Sights: Kualoa Ranch, Kahana Valley, Windward Coastline
What to Bring: Water (>2L), Snack/Lunch, Long Sleeves/Pants, Gloves
One of Oahu's few standalone peaks, summiting the pyramid shaped Pu'u Ohulehule is no easy task. It requires multiple river crossings and bushwac...
December 7, 2019
Time: <1 HOUR
Distance: 0.5 MILES
Elevation Gain: 250 FEET
Challenges: Short steep climb with loose rock
Sights: The Arch, Halona Blowhole, Cockroach Cove
What to Bring: Closed Toed Shoes
This quick hike gives you a different perspective of the popular tourist destination, Koko Crater. A short, but steep trek from the nearby Halona Blowhole will allow you to see this magnificent natural rock arch, giving you so...
November 30, 2019
Time: 6+ HOURS
Distance: 9 MILES
Elevation: 2500 FEET
Challenges: Narrow ridges with sharp dropoffs, Steep scrambles, Often muddy and slippery
Sights: Haiku Stairs, Windward Side, Moanalua Valley
What to Bring: Sunscreen, Water (>2L), Snack/Lunch
Often called "Middle Ridge" or "Backside to Stairway," this increasingly popular trail is the primary alternate route to the infamous and controversial Ha...