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1 day ago

Throw some extra weight in your backpack for a good time. It’ll be worth it.

Beautiful hike to the point. The hike is along a flat, dirt road/trail, but you are exposed at all times. Remember your sunscreen and water. Enjoy!

We were here today with our 4 and 6 year old Girls and it was hard. For hiking the trail with kids i‘d like to recommend the age of the kids with 6 or older. The waterfall was much fun.

loved this hike! It took me a bit but the view was amazing!!!

Awesome views! It took me 2.5 hours to finish the hike but I stopped to take pictures along the way. Make sure if you bring your dog they don’t slip down the edge. Most of the time there’s a steep cliff on one of your sides. I parked at the bottom of the gate and walked up to the starting point then when I finished I had a shorter walk down to my car.

Very cool hike

This is a legit hump. Prepare to get your heart rate up! Enjoy the views.

The Brochure to Kamananui Valley Road.


on Koko Head Crater Trail

5 days ago

Hard, but worth it !

Went today and it was beautiful! Lots of roots and rocks, on the harder side of moderate. Not much to look at along the hike but the waterfall is nice and cold. Saw many kids doing the hike. Don’t let the easy beginning fool you.

Best panoramic views I’ve seen on Oahu. My knees took a beating but it was a really fun trail with a few exciting rope scrambling spots, beautiful ridge views and sweeping island views.

7 days ago

Moderate hike with a pretty nice waterfall. Be ready to scramble a little bit and hike over roots.

it was a lot of fun cliff jumping.

7 days ago

Definitely a moderate hike with lots of roots and rocks. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot to look at compared to many other hikes on the island. The waterfall at the end is interesting, but way too crowded to enjoy.

8 days ago

Was a great hike! But we did it in a rainy day, the way up was very muddy and slippery! I will come back for sure but sunny day :)

It was really muddy & full of mosquitoes. Don't worry about getting dirty, muddy, or wet. Have fun!

Technical hike up stairs but so worth it. Took about 40min to get up and about 40 min down. The views at the top cannot be beat. It is slippery so best to go when it's dry. Majority of stairs are in the shade but it's still best to go early to beat the sun/heat.

10 days ago

Easy hike at 2.5 miles. My friend's 4 year old walked it. It has a couple of small streams and waterfalls, and through-the-trees views of the ocean.

Great medium-difficulty ridgeline trail for hikers new to ridgelines. Well maintained and not as dangerous or slippery as many others. Starts off a little muddy on an ATV track (you might see boar hunters) and soon leads to a path along the ridge, with great views the whole way. Easy going until the last half mile when you gain the most elevation, using stairs and rope to scamper straight up. When you get to the radio tower, this isn’t the top!! There’s still about 5 minutes until you reach the true peak (with a bench - thank you to whoever set that up)

Took us a few hours, I recommend heading out before the sun is high and bringing water. Snacks not necessary if you eat a big breakfast. It was cloudy when we went but still got amazing views, became 100% foggy at the highest peak but got lots of good photos/looks before that.

Hard! But beautiful views

Worth it. 1000000 times worth it. Make sure you see the other side for the view over there too

This was a killer hike and great work out for me and my friend. The view from the top was so worth it though. Like the other reviews suggest bring as little with you as possible, and hydrate before, during, and after. It's definitely a must do while you're on Oahu.

on Koko Head Crater Trail

12 days ago

Holy stairs.

This is a very steep hike that follows old railroad ties straight up to the top of the crater. I'd leave the kids at home, as there are a few portions of the trail that are pretty dicey/don't have land directly beneath the ties (the land's a solid 15+ feet down).

Even though (because?! it's steep and challenging, the views are amazing and totally worth it. I'm in good shape (I weight train 2-3 days a week and run 5 days a week), but still expect to spend up to 30 minutes on my way up to the top. The trail is entirely exposed, so I'd recommend going earlier in the day OR planning to slow down and take a bit longer - the midday sun is brutal.

trail is in good shape, the stairs make it a workout but the view is worth it

Hard climb at the end due to the incline and tie spacing. Had a blast and the view from the rim is great. One of the first rails I have hiked since joining AllTrails.com

13 days ago

Loved this one. Took a lot less time than Kuliouou and I felt that it was easier. Great views at the top, one moderately challenging rope section because a few stairs fell out and it was quite muddy. Recommended!

13 days ago

Absolutely fabulous view of the sunrise, the climb up 1048 stairs or railroad ties at almost 1200 ft. was worth it. Once at the top, don't just stop at the end of the rail, explore the surroundings which includes taking in the breathtaking views over the top. As you look into the crater there, there's a botanical garden inside the crater which is another hike and worth it. The access to it can be found within All Trails.

14 days ago

Liked this one a lot. Took us 24 minutes to get to the top (had a few brief stops) and half the time to get to the bottom. Pretty avid hiker in good shape but it definitely killed the legs - there are lots of great, flat spots at the top to stretch. Amazing view from all sides (since no mountains are obstructing it) and you can definitely spend a while up there exploring. You can also get a lot of pictures that give you the illusion of sitting on the edge of a cliff without actually putting yourself in any danger.

We went at about 9am and it was already getting warm, and there were quite a few people out. The stairs are pretty narrow so I wouldn't recommend going midday when everyone's out unless you're a slow goer and don't mind walking behind someone or stopping a lot. Definitely bring water!!

Great views of the mountains. Little muddy so if it’s raining it’s probably not a good choice

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