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S T Ban Zepol reviewed Mont Marao
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HikingGreat!Over grown
First to Review

Bien, mais prévoir un jour sans nuage pour profiter la vue au sommet

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Opuhi Vaitia reviewed Moorea Caldeira Loop
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Hiking
First to Review

Ke du bonheur à faire 2 fois la semaine où 1 fois le week-end 12h00 un bon maa Tahiti

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Sean Casey reviewed Aora'i
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HikingScramble

Awesome hike but tough and a bit dangerous. The erosion is bad in a few spots and I almost tumbled down a cliff face a few times, but the views are great. Took us around 9 hours from Belvedere to the summit and back, with a few water/snack breaks along the way. Refuges are adequate if you come with mats, sleeping bags and food. There’s water at both refuges.

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Renata Slayton reviewed Aora'i
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Hiking

Very dangerous with erosion but amazing. Sadly didn’t finish.

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Running

I ran this loop (mostly), walking steeper and technically more challenging sections. I had downloaded the course map, for offline use ... very glad I’d done so, as without the map and GPS on my iPhone could not have completed this loop. As I continued the trail westward, after the Coconuts Lookout, I lost the trail (many fallen trees and debris) despite GPS. I then went up to the Coconuts Lookout and took a westward trail from there, which then rejoined the lower trail further westward. Even so, the GPS was necessary on this new trail segment. Conclusion: interesting and challenging loop trail. Do NOT do this loop without GPS capability on your device, and DO download a map for use offline (with the GPS on your mobile phone). Otherwise, you’ll either get lost or need to backtrack to Belvedere Lookout. Distance I noted on my Garmin: 9.21mi Time elapsed for this mostly trail run with backtracking required: 3hr 45min. The trail westward from the Coconuts Lookout needs to be cleared, and marked better.

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Hiking
First to Review

Pretty decent

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Christa Huddleston reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful hike through the jungle. There are all sorts of cool plants and trees including a bamboo section. There are lots of roots and rocks covering the trail so it’s definitely a bumpy one. After you climb the switchbacks at the end you come to a clearing with beautiful views of lush green mountains and ocean.

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lucas huddleston reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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Angel Au-Yeung reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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HikingMuddyRocky

This is definitely on the harder side — thé last half is switchbacks straight up and then some. You’re hiking through the jungle and bamboo forests to get to a beautiful view up top

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brian levine reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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Hiking

We went on Thursday 8/13/2020. If you come now be mindful the trail is a bit muddy but mostly just at the top. There are also 2 small streams and some wet areas you need to walk over. Rocky and a lot of tree roots also. We would do it again just be aware of the potential challenges and be sure to where good hiking shoes. Very nice vistas of the north side of the island and you can also see the southern part of the island from the end of the trail lookout.

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Kevin Moux reviewed Faarumai Falls
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Cecile Abel reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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Hiking

A beautiful hike with a trail that gets improved year after year and a well maintained trail mostly shaded. It is well well marked, yet can be muddy.

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Quentin Dussardier reviewed Afareaitu Waterfalls
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Hiking

Très belle randonnée, la cascade est magnifique! Il y a aussi les deux cascades de la Putoa, toujours au départ d'Afareaitu: https://www.tahiti-rando.fr/rando-moorea-cascades-putoa.php

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Françoise Gantheil reviewed Taiohae Bay
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Walking
First to Review

Balade facile avec chemin bien indiqué. Vue magnifique sur la baie de Taiohae depuis la crête. Possibilité de pique niquer au bout du chemin sous abri

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Brett Griffin reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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HikingMuddy

March 1, 2020. Did this hike - at least a good portion on it - on a rainy day, from heavy rain to light rain the entire time, with occasional no rain. Perfectly doable with no guide, as long as you have shoes you don’t mind getting soaked with some decent grip, and a decent rain poncho (or don’t mind getting soaked). Would rate it as moderate to easy. We started from the mount Belvedere lookout, and as you are facing the mountain the trail head is clear from the parking lot and to your right. The initial trail is pebble path. After that, the Trail is almost all marked with guidestones on the side. After just a bit there will be a proper post sign that says “coco trois” or something like that, where you cut left. Can’t miss A lovely waterfall was running about 1/3rd of the way into the trail, and it is marked “cascade” and is a small side diversion . You can get into the water fall. Then back out to the trail and continue on the trail which is sloping slightly downward. There are a few places where you just have to pick up the trail after an open clearing or two - some of which were shallow ponds of water in a clearing - by finding where the guidestones pick up. Not hard. Very few proper trail markers - just very small signs nailed to a tree here and there, but you really can’t get lost as it is just too thick to go too far off trail. Several pleasant streams to cross which were rushing but never more than ankle or knee deep even with stronger rains, so moderate caution is advised but definitely easy to do. Path was slick and muddy, but give into the mud and you are fine. Well worth it, and don’t be deterred by a rainy day. Not the coco trail, but You can also go left when facing the mountain from Belvedere lot for a shortish trail down to a nice rushing stream. No review of the lookout because we turned back prior to getting that high. Not for any particular reason, but we didn’t know how much further and had hiked a fair bit.

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Emmanuelle Coudert reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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HikingBridge outWashed out

Randonnée accessible depuis Vai'Anae. Nous avons décidé d'opter pour cette itinéraire. Il y a peu de monde même en pleine saison touristique. Cependant, le chemin n'est pas balisé (surtout au niveau de la très belle maison de la nature) mais les habitants nous indiquent le bon itinéraire et nous donnent de précieuses informations : Ne surtout pas emprunter les pont en bois, ils menacent de s'effondrer ! Heureusement, il est tout aussi facile de passer à côté. La forêt est magnifique et son ombre agréable. Vos efforts seront récompensés par le superbe panorama au col.

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Ari Tulla reviewed Afareaitu Waterfalls
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Hiking

Great hike with lovely swimming hole/waterfall. Bonus: collect a fruit basket to go on way down.

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Ari Tulla reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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HikingMuddy

Good hike with nice views at the top. Muddy ascent can be challenging. I’d recommend doing the end as a loop to add some variance and 2km.

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Kara Flores reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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Hale Tussing reviewed Aora'i
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Hiking

Good hike, some incredible views as you walk along ridges. Some parts have thin trails and you’re on the side of a mountain but with sure steps, it is no issue. Moments when you’re suddenly in a jungle too which is really cool

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dexter brown reviewed Aora'i
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HikingMuddyOver grown
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Ashwini Sawale reviewed Afareaitu Waterfalls
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Hiking

Breathtaking waterfall at the end of trail. Fairly easy hiking. Bit slippery because it rained heavily yesterday. Watch out for stray dogs before the trailhead.

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Ryan Edwards reviewed Three Coconut Trees Pass
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HikingMuddy

Very solid trail and a good hike. Would rate it as "easy" for the majority of the hike with a nice little "moderate" climb at the end. The trail itself seemed very well marked and easy to follow. Beware overhead branches - the trail is very rooty and muddy and you may find yourself running into a tree branch if you are looking at your footing too much. There is one section near the top where the mountain seems to have washed out underneath the trail. You can still navigate across the roots but it isn't solid ground. Hopefully some trail maintenance in the near future will fix this. The view at the top is great - much more peaceful than the overcrowded photo area at the trailhead.

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Alex Callan reviewed Aora'i
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HikingMuddyScramble

Great trail but a tall (pun intended) order. We left at 0510 from the Belvedere Restaurant and fell about a kilometre short of the top. All up four hours to get to the top and three to get down (however add another hour to complete the section we didn’t climb). Early morning start means you’ve got a fair bit of shade while the sun rises behind Aorai. Reaching the first hut is relatively easy but after that the trail gets dicey. Watch your step because there’s gaps in the trail and lots of ropes in parts. If you have any fear of heights or problems with balance/vertigo I would not recommend. Very exhausting after the first hut particularly as the temperature rises Cloud cover around the summit after 1000ish. Take it slow on the way down. If it has rained recently I would stay away. Lots of water (3 1/2 litres at least) recommended.

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