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Awesome kayak-hike, it's called China mans hat! not the mokes! as in description.Not for people that haven't kayaked before, kinda hard and a touch of danger. The hike on the Island is extreme if you climb up to the summit! hike around back is great, cool cave in the water. Not recommended for young children.

A beautiful relaxing and educational stroll.

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
17 days ago

Really enjoyed kayaking and getting to hike this. The reason why I’m rating this a 3 star is because it was super crowded. We also didn’t get to the very top of the island because it was all rock. We weren’t comfortable using a rope to help us to the top when thousands of people have used it. The number thing I suggest is water shoes. Good water shoes! There is no sand just coral reef and rocks. Other than that the experience was amazing and the weather was perfect.

Strongly recommended, just have to walk and find the sign to start going down.

hiking
no shade
20 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
20 days ago

Good hike if you’re interested in just a nature hike. Not many flowers i was expecting for a botanical garden. Very wide variety of trees though. Overall, good time.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Very nice walk! Took my daughter in her stroller and we enjoyed the views. No shade though so plan for that.

hiking
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

Others have it right that this is a hard trail to navigate. A permit is not necessary for this hike.

You can park in the neighborhood at the very end of California Ave near two water towers. You take a short walk through the paper tree forest (which is awesome). Toward the end of the paper trees, you'll think you need to keep following walking paths, but if you get to an orange spray painted sign (CR 70 on it. must be a military thing), you've gone too far. The path you want to take is down a steep hill. You'll see a very steep seemingly undoable hill that have some very majestic, very tall trees. Left of that grove of trees is your path. You use tree roots as "steps" of sorts down a long hill, and at the base you can clearly identify the hiking trail. From there, you go until you get to a creek crossing (near a waterfall). This is where we got messed up I think.

We crossed the water toward a small hill and found a path marked with small orange reflectors. We followed that trail until we reached an intersection marked with a pink tie. The pink path (down a hill toward the left) will take you to a great swim spot (according to another hike reviewer. we didn't go down). There's also a path up a steep hill, and then a path around a corner, so you're there at a 3-way intersection. We took the lower path for about 15-20 minutes but eventually met a huge root system from a fallen tree. It had begun getting pretty overgrown so we turned back and went back to the 3-way and tried the path up the steep hill. That definitely took us to the ridge. We followed this for a half hour or so. Saw the trees that were impacted by a forest fire last year. It's mostly grown back, but the trees are still charred, pretty eery. At that point we'd been on the hike for about 3 hours and it was becoming dusk, so we turned back and followed our same path. According to my husband's fitbit, we'd done more than 3.7 miles at that point (which is supposedly the full length of the hike), so I'm not sure what happened there but it would have been at least another 2-3 hours to complete the full hike. We'll definitely be going back earlier in the morning so we can spend more time. Might even bring orange ties to help identify the obvious portions of the trail.

The views are incredibly beautiful, it was just confusing and easy to get turned around.

hiking
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

This trail is a bit of an adventurous challenge. Good idea to bring sandals for 2 of the 4 water crossings. Some parts of the trail are overgrown and not well flagged so had to backtrack a few times. It rained on my hike which made the muddy slopes an extra challenge. Would do this hike again.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for running or riding a bike. Safe place for kids To be on their bicycles. Trail is paved on one side and slightly gravel on the other.

Beautiful easy walk with the magnificent Koolau mountains in the background.

This place is definitely good for those that want to bird watch. Also, the signs posted about the different plants are too notch. Would definitely be somewhere to go for a picnic or nice walk.

2 months ago

It was extremely beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

Easy to find off of hanapepe. Spent a couple hours listening to/watching the waves as the sun was setting. Magnificent!!

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely not a trail and hard to find. It’s in a neighborhood and the small path is in between a couple houses. This is a MUST DO. The view is phenomenal. My favorite so far.

The kids liked the beach at the end of the trail. An additional short hike up to the rock formation Pele’s chair. Great little hike for little ones.

hiking
bugs
muddy
2 months ago

Beautiful shady trail to overlook the bay. Differing options for trail directions. The 20 year old wore flip flops just fine, the 50 year olds definitely used good boots. Muddy after several days of rain, but good traction with the consistent roots crossing the switchbacks. Perfect off the beaten path hike to get the view.

hiking
2 months ago

Great park for dogs! Perfect sunset run/walk/bike. YMCA down the street has amazing historical site with very well kept garden and temple ruins. Dog club meet everyday around 330-530. Love this park worth a mountain sunset!

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Great for families with young children!

If you take the back trail it is more of a challenge and tales longer, but the views are amazing!

The view at the end is spectacular. Parts of this very steep (albeit very short) trail were too steep for some in our group. Absolutely beautiful view at the end for those who were more able!

walking
3 months ago

Great local trail, easy, and dog friendly. No shade so bring water and please clean up after your fur babies.

3 months ago

good

It’s a very beautiful fun for kids. Can feed the ducks and fish.

3 months ago

Breathtaking

Gorg

A 20-30 minute walk to the water. I parked across from the entrance to the parking lot (it was full) at 3pm on a Monday and started the walk by myself. The trail starts at the end of the parking lot. Make a right at the sign. The trail is over large pebbles which caused many people to walk slow and carefully. Once you get to the divide, you will find a path to a small beach or you can continue into a grassy marshland with small trees. This part was a bit overgrown. The path will eventually bring you to an inlet with mangroves or to the tidal pools.

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