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hiking
3 days ago

Amazing hike, a little dangerous but the views are worth it.

hey hiking ohau fans. I am looking for people who would like to join me on that. I will be in Ohau from the 8th until 21th of November. Hit me up on Insta @made86made. Would be amazing to meet some nice people and enjoy the hike - Marc

Pretty good hike! Up hills through tall grass! Bugs swarmed in the thick trees. Hoping to go back when the grass is trimmed so we can see where we walked! Nice views.

hiking
8 days ago

What a challenge and what a view.. totally worth the mud and sweat!

hiking
9 days ago

Such an awesome trail. The third peak is intimidating but it isn’t as difficult as it looks- as long as you aren’t afraid of heights, you’re wearing the right shoes, you have a bit of climbing experience and the third peak is dry, you should be able to make it up and down safely. There are ropes just about everywhere you’d need them and they felt safe. There was only one technical spot on the third peak that felt sketchy on my way down. Planning to climb it again sometime soon

hiking
16 days ago

great hike, all 3 peaks are possible to climb. you‘ll have the best view from the first peak. during walking through the forest, it could be a bit slippery and dirty.

hiking
20 days ago

Awesome view at the top. Challenging hike but so worth it!

on Olomana Trail

hiking
21 days ago

This is a scenic hike that features beautiful views of the koolaus, waimanalo end to kualoa. I’ve only done the first peak but you can see the 2nd and 3rd. It gets steep on the first climb but once your up the others look decent to get to, since your on the ridge already.

Wow, this hike is definitely intense and dangerous, along with potentially illegal. It's very, very steep and muddy, along with minimal things to grab on to. I was basically hanging on to tree branches at certain points. Coming down, I slid and fell a few times and got covered in mud head to toe. It's a bit scary, and I wouldn't recommend doing it alone. However, the view is stunning - it's absolutely beautiful. I did the first 2 summits, but decided that the 3rd summit was a bit too dangerous for me, so I turned around.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic hike, very rugged. Several ropes make it challenging but the views from the top are amazing.

JTM, the photo you uploaded with the Closed sign is the entrance to Pali Puka. The hike to the Notches is on the other side, adjacent to the official lookout point on Pali Lookout. There should be 3-4 signs along the edge of the hill warning you not to tresspass. These signs have been up for years already.
If you zoom in one of my Pali Notches photos, you can see a series of No Trespassing signs and posts blocking the entrance to the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

1st - parking limited, so make sure it's off the road enough and beware of broken glass (car glass) in several places which indicates a break-in. No issue on today's hike.
2nd - There are three different trails in this area. A piece of the Judd trail will be traversed to get to Nuuanu - follow the signs or All Trails.
3rd - Once atop the ridge and out of the nicely shaded forest, there are two paths to take to manage the loop. The wider path will go to the right then after you've gone a bit on Puaua Flats, the hike meanders up the ridge line quite steadily and it's fairly overgrown. Not so much to not see the trail, but more annoying with high grasses. There are some old ropes along the way, watch footing and ridgeline distance because it is steep.
Lastly - great to cool off in the pools once done. Recommend hiking spikes, gloves, perhaps pants, and plenty of water.

Just made an attempt and noticed the CLOSED sign, pic uploaded. The trail is marked private property, suggest - closed.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the best hikes on the island!

It's illegal to hike to the notches. Since the Pali Puka is close, this hike should also be Closed.

Beautiful yet dangerous as hell hike.

1 month ago

Awesome and challenging trail with an incredible payoff. Great for climbers. Don’t wear slick shoes.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike this since I was 10 years old now I’m 36 and taking my kids up there now they love it off to new adventures

Amazing view

Will anyone be doing the hike tomorrow, 9/24? I know it’s last minute but I’d love a buddy. I have a great camera and I’m a skilled photographer who can take pictures of you! Dm me on Instagram @davidinaustralia

hiking
1 month ago

Wow we only did the first peak but it was so worth it. My wife decided NOT to do the vertical climb, which was a good decision as she would probably not been able to get down or the shear ridge part. I would have continued if I had more water and she was on top of the first peak. Bring LOTS of water, I had 2 litres and ran out at the end. There is some good parking beside the bus stop. Do not park anywhere that says no parking or on the sidewalk across from the bus shelter as you will get towed or a ticket. Thankfully some locals gave us the heads up.

There are 2 hikes right at the Pali lookout. One is the Notches and the other is the Puka. They are on either side of the lookout. I did both on the same day. The notches was my least favorite of the two. The hike starts out right behind the parking pay meter. Goes up through a wooded area. You come out of the woods a couple of hundred feet up. From there you have a pretty steep incline with minimal ropes for assistance. Once you make it to the first notch, the view becomes incredible. This was the highlight for me. I continued onto the second and third notches. At the 3rd I was half way down and decided it was not for me. You are basically free climbing down and or using the rope for 100% assistance. The face is completely vertical and many of the rocks were loose and or already coming off the face. This is where I decided not to push my luck. If I would have been hiking with a partner, I would have probably pressed on. Since I was by myself, better safe then sorry.

Overall, the hike was short but steep. I would have liked it more if there weren’t as many loose rocks on the cliff faces.

hiking
1 month 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.

rock climbing
1 month 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!!!

Did a portion of this trail in 2 different spots, near K-hwy and in conjunction with/above crouching lion (CL). Certainly see the weight in the prior reviews as well as the news story, some dangerous spots to trek if committed. After only completing small sections, recommend only the CL portion for the experienced hiker.

hiking
1 month ago

Super hard, but worth the rewarding view!

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!

I will be on Oahu from Maui the first week of november. I will be hiking the pali notches and others. dm me on instagram if you would like to link up. find me under matthew kmak or mtheorydrums@gmail.com

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