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January 27, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

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

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

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

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 a...

December 25, 2019

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE

Time: 4-6 HOURS

Distance: 5,.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 2200 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

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

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE

Time: 2-4 HOURS

Distance: ~4 MILES

Elevation Gain: 700 Feet

Foot Traffic: LOW

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

Difficulty: ADVANCED

Time: 6-8 HOURS

Distance: ~8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 2200 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

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

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: <1 HOUR

Distance: 0.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 250 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

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

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED

Time: 6+ HOURS

Distance: 9 MILES

Elevation: 2500 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

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...

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