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Marissa Cervantes reviewed Mouaputa
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Hiking

Extremely difficult . 5 miles total taking about half the day (5-6 hours). Breath taking views but very challenging.

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Christa Huddleston reviewed Mouaputa
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HikingBugs

Awesome views at the top and a very fun and adventurous hike! The dirt road to the trailhead from the main road is a rough one. As for the hike, once you cross the creek at the beginning it’s a very strenuous steep climb until you reach a valley and hike along the creek. Then you head back into a forested area and climb a bit more before reaching a clearing and the ridge. I went with my parents (who are in their late 50s but are very fit and active) and they almost wanted to quit part way up - definitely only for experienced hikers in good shape. Worth the work though! Also, the 2.2 mile distance is one-way. It’s 4-4.5 miles round trip depending on where you start and how far up you go.

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Jéssica Link reviewed Mouaputa
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Hiking

Great hiking! We went with Valentin, local guide (his phone: 87 25 74 74) who I highly recommend it! Super kind and helpful, with a lot of knowledge about French Polynesia! The hiking was great, adventure with a lot of ropes to climb in and with a lot of local knowledge from Valentin! What a day!! Also, I recommend for safety reasons to go hiking if not raining a day before.

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Emmanuelle Coudert reviewed Mouaputa
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Hiking

Belle randonnée par temps sec. Présente quelques passages de rivières et de nombreuses cordes. Le sentier est bien pratiqué, les 2 premiers tiers se font en forêt (sans vue mais à l'ombre !), le dernier tiers bénéficie déjà d'une belle vue sur le lagon et l'intérieur de l'île. Il est cependant engagé voir aérien avec une forte dénivelée. La récompense au sommet vaut largement les 5h AR, avec un panorama à 360°

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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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Sandy Ho reviewed Pic Vert à Papaiona
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Hiking
First to Review

The trail is inside a gated community now. Weeds and all kinds of plants have grown covering the trail.

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Maurits Fikke reviewed Mouaputa
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HikingMuddy

Amazing hike, giving you a tremendous view of Moorea! We arrived at the top just in time before the clouds came in and brought some rain while we were descending. Its not recommended to walk with rain (this wasn’t forecasted) the trail gets super slippery and therefore takes much more time going downhill and is kind of dangerous. Nevertheless the views are amazing and the hike is not that tough! Enjoy

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kyle schwartz reviewed Mouaputa
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Hiking

This has been my favorite hike on Mo’orea, though Rotui was also pretty awesome and I would suggest checking it out. The hike took my friends and I five hours round trip but that included an hour break at the top. I would suggest wearing pants for the ferns can that cut up your legs, and I definitely wouldn’t do it when it’s raining. Also, the last section is rather steep but has ropes to help you get to the top. The hike is super cool and highly recommend it to anyone inclined.

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Jeannie Chan reviewed Mouaputa
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Hiking

What a hike, and what a view!!! The hike starts off with a steep vertical section, then you follow a creek up through the valley (crossing back and forth over the creek a dozen times or so). After a short section through the forest, you reach the sun exposed ridge. Absolutely do not do this in the rain (or if it has been raining), the last portion is challenging enough as is :)

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Asher Kora reviewed Mouaputa
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First to Review

A hike with everything...river crossings, shade through tropical forest sections, sun on exposed ridges, vertical rope sections and amazing views. A challenging hike/climb with an amazing summit. Weather dependent.

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Daniel Jhin Yoo reviewed Mouaputa
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Running
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McKenzie Rotter reviewed Mouaputa
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Hiking
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Mathieu SAUPHANOR reviewed Mouaputa
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Hiking
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Taimano Maono reviewed Pic Vert à Papaiona
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Sarah Smith reviewed Mouaputa
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Hiking
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Hiking
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Annabelle Fougerolles reviewed Mouaputa
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Hiking