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December 30, 2019


Time: 2.5-4 HOURS

Distance: 2.8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1000 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Rock Scrambling, Narrow Ridges, Shadeless, Closed, Cacti

Sights: Koko Head, Makapu'u, Maui/Lanai/Molokai, Diamond Head, Honolulu, Hanauma Bay, Sandy's Beach

What to Bring: Decent Hiking Shoes, Sunscreen, Water (), Long Pants

An alternate way to experience the popular Koko Crater, this hike takes you around the entire rim of this...

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 Pal...

March 31, 2018


Time: 5-7 HOURS

Distance: 6 MILES

Elevation Gain 2500 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Horse Manure, Some Narrow(ish) ridges, Minor rock scrambling, Slippery when wet

Sights: Waianae Range, Western Coastline

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

A great upper intermediate ridge located in Makaha, this hike gives you incredible views of the Waianae Range and Makaha Valley. This trail starts out on a dirt road tha...

February 20, 2018


Time: 2-3 HOURS

Distance: 3 MILES

Elevation Gain: 600 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Steep and slippery descent into valley, Stream Crossings, Wet and Muddy

Sights: Waterfall

What to Bring: Shoes to get muddy, Water, Snack, Swimsuit

A great hike after a heavy rainfall, this secluded waterfall hike is located in the lush Manoa Valley Rainforest near Honolulu. After descending into Manoa Valley via the Pu'u Pia trail, you will...

October 2, 2017

Difficulty: EXTREME

Time: 8+ HOURS

Distance: 5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 2000 FEET

Foot Traffic: VERY LOW

Challenges: Dangerous Free Climbing, Narrow Ridges with Steep Dropoffs, Muddy, Overgrown, Endurance Challenge

Sights: Windward Side, Honolulu, Diamond Head

What to Bring: Courage, Lots of Water, Lunch, Sunscreen, Shoes with Good Grip, Long Sleeves/Pants

Hiking the Pali Notches alone is a challenging task. So hiking the Pali Notches up the "Chimney", then...

August 13, 2017


Time: 5-7 HOURS

Distance: 7 MILES

Elevation Gain: ~3500 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Long Gradual Elevation Gain, Steep Ascents with slippery dirt/mud, Some Rock Scrambles/Climbs

Sights: Mount Ka'ala, Waianae, Ka'ala Valley, North Shore, Honolulu

What to Bring: Lots of Water, Good Hiking Shoes, Snack/Lunch, Sunscreen

At just over 4,000 feet, the flat summit of Mount Ka'ala is the highest peak on Oahu. Summiting thi...

August 6, 2017

Difficulty: EXTREME

Time: VARIABLE Based on Route (Our Journey ~5 Hours)

Distance: VARIABLE

Elevation Gain: 1500 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Hot/exposed/steep climb, Free Climbing, Narrow Ridges With Steep Dropoffs, Crumbling Rock, Overgrown

Sights: Windward Coast, Kahana Valley, Ko'olau Range 

What to Bring: Lots of Water, Snack, Good Hiking Shoes, Sunscreen, Rope?

One of the more extreme Oahu hikes, this ridge is located on the Windward side of...

July 24, 2017

Difficulty: ADVANCED

Time: 5-7 HOURS

Distance: 4 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1900 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Steep climbs, Rock Scrambling on Narrow Ridges, Overgrown, Muddy

Sights: Ko'olau Mountain Range, Kahana Valley, Windward Coast

What to Bring: Lots of Water, Shoes to get muddy, Long sleeves/pants, Sunscreen, Snack/Lunch

Pu'u Manamana has a reputation for being one of the more dangerous hikes on Oahu. You are required to traverse some narrow ridg...

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