July 17, 2017
Time: 6+ HOURS
Distance: ~5 MILES
Elevation Gain: 1900 FEET
Foot Traffic: VERY LOW
Challenges: Finding Trail, Narrow Ridges, Steep Climbs, OVERGROWN!!!
Sights: Pu'u Hapapa, Mount Ka'ala, Western and Central Oahu, Honolulu
What to Bring: Lots of Water, Food/Lunch, Sunscreen, Long Sleeves and Long Pants
At just over 3500 feet, Pu'u Kalena is the second tallest peak on Oahu. Not only are you required to gain nearly 2000 Feet in elevatio...
June 30, 2017
Time: 3-4 HOURS
Distance: 4 MILES
Elevation Gain: 1100 FEET
Foot Traffic: LOW
Challenges: Exposed Ridge, Some Rock Scrambling, Slightly Narrow Ridges, Overgrown w/Cacti, Closed
Sights: Makapu'u, Koko Crater, Waimanalo, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Makapu'u Puka, Kamehame Stairs
What to Bring: Sunscreen, Water, Snack
An incredibly scenic hike along the Ko'olau Mountain Range above the town of Waimanalo. This hike gives you spectacular view...
June 23, 2017
Difficulty: BEGINNER (INTERMEDIATE w/Pillbox)
Distance: 5-6 MILES
Elevation Gain: 300 FEET with Pillbox
Foot Traffic: MODERATE
Challenges: Shadeless, Steep and rocky climb to pillbox
Sights: Rock Arch, Bird Sanctuary, Blowhole, Pillbox
Sometimes it feels more like a scenic stroll than a hike, but what Kaena Point lacks in difficulty it makes up for in beauty. There's a lot to see on this hike, includ...
June 4, 2017
Time: 7-9 HOURS
Distance: 8 MILES
Elevation Gain: 2200 FEET
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....
April 29, 2017
Time: 0.5-1 HOUR
Distance: 0.5 MILES
Elevation Gain: 200 FEET
Challenges: Rock Scrambling to reach peak
Sights: Waianae Mountain Range, Papaoneone Beach
What to Bring: Decent Shoes
This is the shortest hike I've done on Oahu. You basically climb to the top of a small rock located right on the coast of Waianae. However, for such a short hike, it packs a powerful punch. You will see some incredible views of the Waiana...
March 12, 2017
Time: 4-5 HOURS
Distance: 4.5 MILES
Elevation Gain: 1650 FEET
Foot Traffic: HIGH
Challenges: Rock scramble, Free climbing, Steep and narrow ridges
Sights: The Peaks, The Mokes, K-Bay, Ko'olaus, Makapu'u
What to Bring: Water, Sunscreen, Snack, Shoes with good grip
Despite its popularity, Three Peaks is one of the more challenging and dangerous hikes on the island (assuming you go to all three peaks). It's a long slow hike up the Firs...
January 15, 2017
Time: 8+ HOURS
Distance: 4.5 MILES Lateral
Elevation Gain: 2700 FEET
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...