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1 day ago

Awesome, very unique hike! If bringing kids or pets, it would be much advised to wait until the weather has been dry for at least a few days. We did it the day after a small rain storm, but after about a week of a swell. The river was extremely high! There were actual rapids, making the crossing fairly difficult for adults. My son, aged 3, had to be carried across and the water reached to my stomach and was very fast moving. It was absolutely worth it, though!
With the extra high waters, it was hard in two spots to find the path. The map had a hard time pinpointing my location, so it was a very loose guide.
We LOVED it! Definitely recommend

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked on 4/18 to stretch our legs during vacation. Temp was perfect at 8:30a. Tall grass on the shoulder of the well marked path. We both wore shorts and had no issues. Took approx 25 mins to get up and 20 down. Perfect place to share a lunch or a beverage. Recommended for anyone who brought trail shoes. Mahalo.

hiking
2 days ago

Just finished this hike and had a blast!

As others have said it's basically divided into three parts:

Part 1: The North Fork, which is the main trail, is mostly muddy jungle. There were a few downed trees when we were there, one was a really large Eucalyptus (I think?) that definitely made it confusing where the trail was. I was very happy to have my GPS with me for that segment.

I wouldn't take kids on this part unless they're experienced hikers.

Part 2: the gravely connective section of the trail is more like a decommissioned road and easy to traverse. If you take it North for a period of time you can snag some additional cool jungle views. Otherwise just take it South toward the road.

Part 3: The abandoned road. I thought this was freaking cool. It does totally feel like you're in a post-apocalyptic world and nature is taking back the mountain! You get some really awesome views of the wind turbines rising about the jungle and ocean. If you have kids that aren't going to be able to handle the entirety of the hike you could just do the road (be sure to keep them away from the edges that have fallen out!)

My Gaia track said that the whole hike, including our extra jaunt north and the road leading to it, was 7.83 miles and took us 3 hours and 15 minutes.

hiking
3 days ago

Decent little hike with a mediocre view of North Shore. The graffiti art up at the pillbox was my favorite part which somewhat speaks to the lack of difficulty or reward on this one. Good for the family or bringing the dogs.

hiking
3 days ago

A fun hike that is well marked, easy to follow and gradually builds until the top. Decent elevation for sightseeing for those looking to get good views and gradual enough to trail run or bring the dogs. For those not looking to do a difficult trail, but still wanting the feel and great views of the Hawaiian rainforest, this hike is an excellent choice.

hiking
5 days ago

Short, steady incline hike. The views and photo ops are great!

hiking
5 days ago

Love the views, enjoyed the Leeward side away from some consistent rains recently elsewhere.

A good portion of the trail is fairly overgrown, so pants may be in order if the tall grass troubles you.

Solid moderate as it presents a steady incline and some bouldering needed around the pillboxes.

so much fun

hiking
6 days ago

I absolutely loved this hike! Stream crossings, climbing waterfalls with ropes to get to the tallest and most beautiful waterfall I have seen on Oahu. Also, we were the only hikers on the trail so we had the whole place to ourselves!

I have heard that the "hidden" waterfall is usually only a trickle, but yesterday it was going off! I highly recommend doing this hike after it rains or you may be hiking to nothing.

Micro spikes are an absolutely necessity to climb the first major waterfall to get to the "hidden" waterfall. Becareful, take your time, use spikes and you'll be fine. I'm not a fan of heights and I thought it wasn't too bad.

Park at the beach across the street & be courteous to the neighborhood you're walking through.

If there is a flash flood watch or warning I would not attempt - there are some narrow areas that if you had a flash flood you would be in trouble.

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hiking
7 days ago

Not a difficult hike considering the elevation change. The switchback routing keeps the grade pretty manageable. I would rate this on the difficult end of EASY. Narrow paths with steep drops likely are what make this trail rate Moderate.

My 7 year old daughter and 11 year old son made the hike with no problem and little complaint.

We took about an hour going up and 30 minutes back down.

Consider wearing pants if you have any grass allergies.

hiking
7 days ago

Love the views, enjoyed the Leeward side away from some consistent rains recently elsewhere.

A good portion of the trail is fairly overgrown, so pants may be in order if tall grass troubles you.

Solid moderate as it presents a steady incline and some bouldering needed around the pillboxes.

8 days ago

It was so peaceful and beautiful! It’s a little hard to find at first but I found some good directions online. If you know of the Pali highway the dirty parking lot for lulumahu falls you can park there and then the road to your right is called Nu’uanu Pali Drive you can either walk down there and at the very end you’ll see where it is or you can drive down there and park next to the water pipeline building. Which will be on your right side. It’s a little up the road to the right hand side across the street from water pipe line building. Be very respectful and don’t throw trash it’s a very quiet peaceful Hawaiian sacred. Grounds. If you posted pictures of mine give directions as well as it’s hard to fine

Steep trail, definitely not an easy one. But you’re so immersed in how gorgeous it is, that nothing else matters. Slippery when wet. :-)

The trail is as described, we went 5 days ago and it was still slightly muddy from the rain 4 days prior. So just keep that in mind, it does not dry up quickly

Awesome hike. Not easy, not very hard either. Waterfall is great. One of the best in Oahu. CAUTION:: don’t leave valuables in your car. My Jeep Wrangler rental had the front right window bashed out. I was parked in the main parking lot (along with maybe 20 other cars) right off the highway.

Came in from the Manoa Falls trail entrance. The trailhead for Aihaulama is marked by a small brown sign. There are no trail blazes anywhere along the trail that I saw, mainly we just followed the path better traveled looking. Wear good (old) shoes. Very muddy and slippery. The side of the trail is steep and eroded in some places. The views above the bamboo (about halfway up) and then out into the valley (at the top) are really great and it is a pretty quiet and secluded trail for being so close to a major tourist attraction (the falls).

hiking
13 days ago

Easy hike with a great view!

Can get very muddy! it was a great hike and a gorgeous waterfall!

hiking
13 days ago

Bonne randonnée mais nous nous sommes un peu perdus car les indications dans la trail sont absentes. Nous avons pris un chemin dédié aux 4 roues! Finalement on a marché presque 15 km. En descendant les roches sont glissantes lorsqu'il pleut.

hiking
13 days ago

Did this trail today via Seven Bridges Trail. Becareful this way we ended up getting lost for a good hour to an hour and a half.

Super muddy because of the rain. Yellow bamboo, several stream crossings, climbing boulders. Only climbed the first falls. It wasn't too bad.

14 days ago

Very kid friendly, easy hike. Mosquitoes and mud, so come prepared with bug spray.

15 days ago

Real nice Hike. Pretty easy and chill under 30 degrees. Amazing view with plenty of opportunities to take some great shots

Nice short hike that even my teenagers enjoyed. Which is saying a lot.

Pretty forest trail, saw no other hikers that day

hiking
17 days ago

Easy hike with beautiful views of the Waianae Coast. Kid friendly, but watch them closely as there are some narrow spots, especially if you go past the last pillbox.

Short hike. Good view. Wild pigs. Not too much mud. Steep enough to get my heart beating.

With all the amazing trails Hawaii has to offer, this is one to visit but not one to keep coming back to after the first time. Trail is well-marked but we turned around and returned the same way we came. The trail was trickier to follow on the return leg but the point where you start climbing is well marked. We did it with 3 kids, aged 7, 8, and 14. It was about the right length although the 7 yr old was challenged in several of the crossings.

Great hike. Recommend water shoes, for it was super muddy. Strenuous parts at times. And felt longer than 2 miles but it was worth it. Just be careful, the rain caused it to be highly slippery during certain parts.

Very beautiful and it’s a steep climb. If you want to get to the top of the ridge don’t go up the trail with the loose dirt where all you have to hold onto for support is the brush. Luckily my friend saw an easier route that required a small amount of technical rock climbing to get to the top. The hike continues along the ridge but we decided to save it for another day since we were flocked in with clouds. It was a good choice too since it started raining shortly after we turned to go back down.

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