Nice hike. Not difficult. Sometimes muddy, so don't wear your best shoes.

hiking
25 days ago

nasty mosquitoes at the start, but once you get above the river they lose interest. I love the varying landscape. great hike

on Hauula Loop Trail

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Jan 2017. Did part of this trail a couple days ago, came back today to do the full loop and loved it! Muddy in parts, but less so than Hau'ula loop last week. Parts of the trail are damp and jungly, other parts more open and drier. I didn't have my phone or a map, but the trail was very easy to follow, and marked the whole way with pink and orange ribbons. I went counterclockwise (i.e., took a right when I came to the hiker sign), which meant the ridge with ocean views was at the end. The ridge portion is a relatively short stretch of the trail overall though. In the counterclockwise direction, the trail goes up for a while, then down for a while, then another short up and down at the end. Wearing short sleeves, long pants, and no bug spray, I got two to three mosquito bites (the damp jungle sections are buggy, though sounds like less so than in summer).

hiking
1 month ago

Muddy in parts, but I did it in tennis shoes (though they ended up covered in mud). I'm usually a mosquito magnet but didn't have any spray and only got one bite. I went clockwise, beautiful views on the way down. Parts of the trail are covered with soft, springy pine needles that were great to hike on. I saw footsteps but didn't see anyone on the trail. Great birdsong and trees! Don't do this for the waterfalls (they're pretty small) but otherwise a very pretty hike.

hiking
2 months ago

First hike in Hawaii. Easy trail, slightly muddy but great views.

on Hauula Loop Trail

hiking
3 months ago

it was my first hike. it was fun and beautiful. a little muddy. beautiful mountain views.

hiking
4 months ago

Lovely challenging hike. Got to see all different terrains and the views were lovely. We had the trail to ourselves

It was a bit muddy and slippery in spots which made for a more difficult hike. But it was very serene and only saw 4 others the entire loop. Will definitely come back to the area again!

Good starter hike. Lots of bugs, but Off! kept those away. Left at about 8am. Easy trail to follow. Maybe a mile of hard-is terrain. Plenty of mud, but easily passable. Good views but not spectacular. Was right by where we stayed though so the accessibility was nice. At the end of the day if you're out in nature, it's a win, but this one's definitely just a primer.

on Hauula Loop Trail

hiking
5 months ago