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I've done this hike many times, thinking of going up this weekend. If you want to avoid getting fined/arrested let me know if you want to join going up the legal backway. In my opinion going up the stairs all the way gets boring, the backway is more of an adventure and there are better views. It can get pretty muddy and windy. Crampons(spikes) recommended, I do have some spare spikes.
Message on instagram @angelo_q or email me at chicolo@hotmail.com if you'd like to join. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food.

I've done this hike many times, thinking of going up this weekend. If you want to avoid getting fined/arrested let me know if you want to join. In my opinion going up the stairs all the way gets boring, the backway is more of an adventure and there are better views. It can get pretty muddy and windy. Crampons(spikes) recommended, I do have some spare spikes.
Message on instagram @angelo_q or email me at chicolo@hotmail.com if you'd like to join. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food.

Aloha! I typically hike up 1-3 times a week for almost 3 years now. Had an awesome time hiking up a few times last week! I will be going again possibly on Thursday/Friday this week and will be definitely going this weekend on Saturday and Sunday as well. I have probably done this particular hike more than anyone else on island. (over 120+ times) It is often windy and/or rainy but we never have issues as we always have the right gear (including microspikes and gloves) which are supplied by me when we go. If you're looking to hike and want to link up or get some ideas of what this trail looks like feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram @mike.karas or mikekarasphotography@gmail.com. Bring plenty of water for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii.

Aloha! I typically hike up 1-3 times a week for almost 3 years now. Had an awesome time hiking up a few times last week! I will be going again possibly on Thursday/Friday this week and will be definitely going this weekend on Saturday and Sunday as well. It is often windy and/or rainy but we never have issues as we always have the right gear (including microspikes and gloves) which are supplied by me when we go. If you're looking to hike and want to link up or get some ideas of what this trail looks like feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram @mike.karas or mikekarasphotography@gmail.com. Bring plenty of water for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii.

Went to see sunrise like 100s of other people. Got there when it opened at 6 am. Great hike! It’s not super easy, it’s all uphill, you break a sweat for sure. Beautiful views!!

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 day ago

"easy" because you don't need to use your arms to pull yourself up. i thought it was a good workout and had to rest twice. beautiful.

hiking
muddy
no shade
1 day ago

Great hike. Bit slippery with recent rain and fallen leaves. Not to busy during the mid week.

hiking
1 day ago

Easy hike, some mud after rain but it wasn’t too bad. Cool views of ‘rainforest,’ bamboo forest, and at the end the waterfall is quite a view. We went around 9 am on a slightly rainy Saturday morning and only had maybe 5 other people at the falls with us.

This trail is a whole lot easier if you have strong legs. Complete 100% leg workout but it’s an awesome hike with amazing views. Some of the railroad ties are in pretty rough shape, some are missing with cement blocks filling the gaps. There is an old railroad bridge you cross with no hand railing, but there is a safe way around that we didn’t try. We went around 8 AM on a Sunday and it wasn’t very busy. It had also been raining a lot the day before and some spots were a little slick.

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Extremely muddy trail but definitely worth the views. The last half is in the sun so bring plenty of water.

hiking
muddy
over grown
private property
scramble
2 days ago

Incredible! The best hike views on the island hands down.

hiking
2 days ago

This hike was great and easy. If you're looking for additional challenge you can add Kahuwaiiki Falls. It will add an additional 0.6 miles and is much more difficult, Lots of boulder hopping. Crampons suggested.

Mostly paved, great way to get a morning run in without killing your self

couldn't find - markers disappeared and we got lost trying to find our own way

3 days ago

We only made it to the first waterfall. Trail was a little hard to find at times. The tunnel has about a foot of gross water in it. You can go around, but it is steep, muddy, and sharp drop offs along the ridge. Added probably 30 minutes too.

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muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Slippery when wet. Good workout for the whole body. Wouldn’t recommend on a rainy day to those less agile. Awesome views from up top. You won’t regret it when you’re done!

Nice and easy, paved, uphill walk. Great views at the top. We did this later in the afternoon just to stretch our legs after Koko Head Crater trail.

Really hard trail to follow. Got lost a few times and ended up just following the stream up. Super muddy route but gorgeous falls to reward us at the end. Wore my 2 year old while hiking with my 4 year old.

hiking
3 days ago

Great for kids with bikes or scooters. I’ve jogged this pathway with a stroller many times. There are pretty fish all along the waterway next to the shore. Wright Brother’s Cafe has standard diner food if you want to stop. Great for sunset walks.

Extremely busy hike. Make this your first stop of the day. Fairly easy hike if you’re in somewhat decent shape. Lots of uphill. Gorgeous view from the top, but just stacked with people everywhere.

Short easy hike. Some tree roots. Ruins were cool to explore.

hiking
3 days ago

Super easy hike. Short too. Did it wearing my 5mo old and 2 year old is able to walk it except the stream crossing.

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muddy
over grown
3 days ago

hiking
muddy
washed out
4 days ago

Great fun - fairly challenging hike with great views. The first 3.75 miles are pretty easy, but there are a couple of scrambles where you need a rope to get up. I’m in ok shape and a beginner, and it was about all I could handle and still be fun.

Not really sure how someone said they hiked this in 3 hours as it took us 10 hours granted we got lost at one point which added an extra hour and we went down a little ways on the haiku stairs. We left at 5 am and hiked in the dark in the pouring rain for the first 2 hours. The trail is EXTREMELY muddy, up past your ankles and we had to wade across 17 river crossings so you will definitely get wet. We started off taking off our shoes to go across and then just gave up after the first 6. The trail is hard to follow at some points as you have to make your way around huge mud pits. We were told to count the 4 wheel drive crossings 17 of them and then take a left after that but you don’t need to do that just look for a yellow sign for another trail and you go left there Cross the river and then instead of following that trail you veer to the right and take that trail. This trail is absolutely stunning though, you hike up a narrow ridge line from here, still very muddy and it’s clay mud so very slippery. You are going up multiple ropes some of them very steep. Once you get up near the top the wind can pick up it was gusting up to 40 mph when we were there so it can be scary as parts of the trail are very narrow. When you get to the top the trail branches left and straight-GO LEFT! If it’s cloudy you can’t see the radio tower to the left but you can see the one straight ahead so we figured that’s where you go. It’s not! It is a very steep downhill trek that way not really any ropes and muddy and windy. Once we realized we were going the wrong way we had to pull ourselves back up by tufts of grass with the wind pushing us around. The skies were clear when we got back up and we could clearly see the other tower. The last bit to the tower is extremely muddy and slippery as well. This hike was not easy but hands down the coolest hike I’ve ever done. Probably be easier to do when it’s not rainy season.

Does anyone know the exact enter point? Name of the road?

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail after the pavement ends, goes on forever, with excellent views and no people. Loved it, not super difficult at all, taxing, but nothing crazy

muddy
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Didn't finish today because some of our group weren't loving the rocks and elevation change. Had just rained and turned it into a small stream for the first mile. Even still, gorgeous views, fun watching the planes takeoff and land.

Great walk along the ocean as long as you don’t mind mud and grass

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