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December 30, 2019

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED

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...

January 29, 2018

Difficulty: EXTREME

Time: 7+ HOURS

Distance: 7 MILES

Elevation Gain: 3500 FEET

Foot Traffic: VERY LOW

Challenges: Narrow Ridges, Dangerous Free Climbs with Loose Rock, Steep Ascents, Overgrown with sharp plants

Sights: Waianae, Mount Ka'ala

What to Bring: Water (>3L), Lunch, Long Sleeves/Pants/Gloves, Flashlight, Sunscreen, Rope/Webbing

One of the lesser known hikes on the West Side, Bolohead Ridge is no joke. It requires traversing some narrow ridges, f...

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 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...

July 5, 2017

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED

Time: 4-5 HOURS

Distance: 4 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1500 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Rock Scrambling with Steep Dropoffs, Narrow Ridges, Overgrown, Steep Inclines

Sights: Central Oahu, West Oahu, Kolekole Pass, Mount Ka'ala, Waianae Range, Honolulu

What to Bring: Water, Shoes with Good Grip, Snack, Long Sleeves/Pants, Sunscreen

An awesome hike located in the center of Oahu on the Schofield Barracks military installa...

June 30, 2017

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE

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...

May 29, 2017

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE

Time: 4-5 HOURS

Distance: 4 MILES

Elevation Gain: 650 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Requires Guide, River Crossings, Muddy, Overgrown

Sights: Halawa Valley, Mo'olua Falls

What to Bring: Water, Snack, Swimsuit for the falls

One of the most secluded and sacred places in all of Hawaii, this hike takes you deep into Halawa Valley, one of the first places in the Hawaiian Islands settled by the Polynesians. You will cross rivers,...

April 20, 2017

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time:1 HOUR

Distance: 1 MILE

Elevation Gain: 300 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Muddy and steep to second lookout

Sights: K-Bay, Chinaman's Hat, Ko'olau Range

What to Bring: Water

This lesser known trail off a residential street in Kaneohe offers what some hikes on Oahu cannot, total peace and serenity. There is something very pleasant about this walk in the woods that leads to a beautiful lookout of K-Bay. It is one of those gem...

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