Wesley L. on Waimano Falls Trail
Beautiful area, but be careful, it gets pretty muddy and steep in places. The water fall was a bit slow the day we went but was still beautiful and so refreshing.
The full trail is 10-11 miles if you want to see the summit. Hike is easy for the first 3 miles, then you will hit the rope climbs and sketchy muddy paths. I was glad to have been using hiking poles for balance. I haven't made it to the summit but plan to when I have at least 7 hours free. I made it to the 4th mile before I hit my time limit and had to turn back. 8 miles in 4 hours.
Great hike and not as difficult as people make it seem. The waterfall is pretty sweet and has some rope swings and rocks you can jump from, maybe 15 feet high, where the rope with all the knots hits the water is about 12 feet deep. Must do this hike with family who visit.
Cat S. on Schofield Waikane Trail
We started the hike from California Avenue at about 8:45 am and got back out about 6:30 pm. Yeah its a long way to the end of the trail with a great view of Kahana valley and all the way to the ocean. The first part of the journey is quite boring with 2.5 miles on jeep road. The trailhead is well marked and the first portion of it is well cleared. Once past the fence line, the path is quite rough and the ground is full of holes. Be prepared for a muddy trail, windy and wet conditions, and rough terrain. If you can manage all that, you will truly be rewarded with a spectacular view!!!!
Here is the blog : https://paulchenghockpeh.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/schofield-waikane-trail/