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Always getting there around 4pm so that not too hot. Great for daily exercise. Feels great at the top. Breezy!

Just one dollar by feet to access on the diamond head viewpoints. A lot of people but it’s very beautiful view after 20 minutes of hiking

hiking
1 day ago

Also known as the three peaks hike. I parked in the recommended parking area outside of the golf course rd.
The hike was fantastic. I went to all 3 peaks. It was a dry and mostly sunny day with no real rain for a bit. So the entire hike was dry. It is about a mile to walk to the trail head along the paved rd. Keep going past the guard shack and eventually you will see a big white sign. You really can’t pass it.
The majority of this hike is getting to the first peak. There are a couple of rope areas but nothing to crazy. The first peak is the tallest and has the best views. Lots of people stop here.
However, if you are like me. I couldn’t pass up the 2nd and 3rd peaks. Getting to the second peak is about the same difficulty as getting up to the first. Going from the second peak to the third is where the difficulty increases by a lot. Right off the bat, when you leave the second peak, there is 100ft drop with rope use. Then the rope stops and you keep dropping for about 80 or so ft. If you make it down that, you are not home free, but you can relax a bit. In between the 2nd and 3rd is the flat rock with a large hole in it, a great spot for photos. After that you have a straight climb up the third peak. Lots of rope use but nothing harder then the 100ft drop earlier.
There is a small can at the very end of the trail on the third peak which has some small medical and paper items in it. Good to know if you cut yourself on the way.

Overall I really enjoyed this hike.
It took me 3.5 hrs with .5 hrs being the walk to and from the car to the trail head.

great hike. best on a day with some wind. was hot without a breeze

Pay 1$ and full of tourists

Heads Up: landslide just occured (21/08/2018 at about 5:30pm) above Manoa Falls in the upper pool section.

This was my very first trail hike a year ago, so I felt very accomplished. Absolutely beautiful scenery.

rock climbing
2 days ago

Holy moly!!!! i hike a fair bit and this was one of the hardest trails I've ever done. I think a large part of it was that it had been rainy the few days before so the trail was as muddy and slippery as all get out. With that said, if it hadn't been as slippery this probably would have been a bit easier, but it's still a solid, hard workout. Would have loved to hike it in better conditions, but we didn't have too much time on Oahu and I really wanted to check it out. About 8 rope climbs to the summit of the first peak, none are too bad until the last rope climb where it's a vertical rock wall lol. Still not that bad if you have shoes with good grip and some body strength. We didn't have time to go to the 2nd (or 3rd?! probabaly wouldn't have even done that if we had time) because we had a flight to catch at 11 am that day, but took us about 3 hours RT to summit the 1st peak - that includes time we took to stare at the amazing views from the top and take some pics. The 3rd peak was almost in clouds, views were still cool, but would def suggest hiking on a day with ZERO chance of rain or clouds (if thats even possible in Oahu). enjoy!!!

Breathtaking views but stairs are difficult for non hikers

Beautiful.

My favorite waterfall in Hawaii this far. Fun trail through bamboo forest. Muddy right now. Awesome falls you can attempt to swim in.

It’s good to see, but it’s overly crowded and difficult to get a good pace going when your in a “Congo line” going up the whole trail. It’s also hard to get a picture without getting some randos in it

Pretty disappointing to be honest. Sure it has nice views at the end, but these views can be found at most summit or ridge trails on Oahu. This was most certainly more of a trail or nature walk vs a hike. Not hard at all, just hot and exposed. We arrived at about 8am and there were already droves of people walking up and down. There was a wait for any view as people were taking turns with pictures. I would recommend taking the steep set of stairs immediately to the right after you exit the first tunnel. It's not much of an effort and gets you straight to the first observation deck which isn't as busy and has almost just as nice views as the very top one immediately above you. Nice for families or just people who was a quick walk to a view and don't mind TONS of people. For any hiker or someone who wants a bit of solitude, this is not for you.

Great trail. Beautiful waterfall.

trail is great. I have been a few times a day haven't regret it yet. when you go make sure you jump from the high point on the waterfall (the left if you're looking at the fall)

Nice short hike with some great views at the end. Recommend walking in and paying the $1. Can be pretty warm in areas where the breeze is blocked, so make sure you have water with. I must have hit it at a light time, I really didnt have to deal with that many people on the way up or at the top.

Pretty cool walk but would consider it hiking or a trail. The pool and waterfall are pretty at the top though

hiking
4 days ago

Super hard, but worth the rewarding view!

Crowded, but pretty easy of a hike. Great views. You can drink out of a pineapple when your done. Easily accessible by the bus.

This is an easy paved path and has a lot of tourists.

Feel’s like I’m in Jurassic park! Falls are a nice cool down at the top.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful walk through the rainforest. Feels like your in jarrassic park!

Very heavy traffic the entire time. Do it once to check the box.

walking
6 days ago

Great first impression of trails on the island. Had a mixture of refreshing rain and sunshine breaking through at various points. Numerous photo opportunities , especially at the end of the trail of a fantastic waterfall. Highly recommend for any skill level, although near the top it can become a little slick for elderly. I have had to help hold a few hands to ensure they see the view.

Waterfall was great. Hike past the waterfall was an adventure

Very crowded especially at the top but good for a big group with people at all different levels

Little buggy but super fun!

Ran it yesterday (15 sept). Don’t get discouraged by the entrance, it looked like a lot of bush whacking and not a great trail but after you get into it it’s actually a very open and clear trail. I’m used to single track in Utah where you are always running through bushes on either side of the trail but this trail was always wide enough to not touch any of the beautiful flora. At the first sign in the trail, turn left. Someone scratched it off but left is the correct way to the falls (and summit). It got very very muddy around mile 2.3 and the roots get very slippery. There is a stretch that is completely covered by trees growing from one side of the trail and bending over to the other. I had to duck down at many times. This was also the muddiest part, but while watching my footing and head slowed me way down, it was very enjoyable. Wasn’t ever steep, nice gradual climb that was only slowed by the elements. Fun trail!

hiking
7 days ago

This hike was great. The trail immediately takes you into the wilderness feel. It’s short, but the scenery, especially the large open area at the bridge, is the most beautiful I’ve personally ever seen.

AMAZING HIKE! I would totally recommend this hike to anyone who isn’t afraid of heights and is in decent shape. Went to all three peaks. The first peak has amazing views and the next two peaks are just a fun adventure!

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