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July 17, 2017

Difficulty: ADVANCED

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)

Time: 3-4 HOURS

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

What to Bring: Sunscreen, Water, Snack

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

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....

April 29, 2017

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 0.5-1 HOUR

Distance: 0.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 200 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

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

Difficulty: ADVANCED

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

Difficulty: EXTREME

Time: 8+ HOURS

Distance: 4.5 MILES Lateral

Elevation Gain: 2700 FEET

Foot Traffic: VERY LOW

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...

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