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    Kahana Pukahi added Wailupe Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Kahana Pukahi added Kamiloiki Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Kahana Pukahi added Kuliouou Ridge Hike

    over 1 year ago

    Kahana Pukahi completed Spitting Cave

    over 4 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi completed Koko Head Crater Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi completed Wahiawa Hills Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi completed Maunawili Falls Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi completed Waimea Valley Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi completed Koko Crater Botanic Garden

    over 4 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Old Pali Road

    over 4 years ago

    I did this hike on a whim. I felt like getting out for a quick hike so I parked at the Nuuanu Pali State Park and made my way down the trail. I was actually checking out a hiking blog while hiking, which I would never recommend doing, what if I ran out of cell phone signal? There are a lot of little off shoots on this trail so never go it without someone that's been there before. It did take a little longer than I thought to get to Likeke Falls but all-in-all worth the hour of hiking. Bring insect repellant. Don't drink the water here either. Be careful while walking under the highway. It was a tight squeeze even for my 5'8" 150lbs frame

    Kahana Pukahi completed Old Pali Road

    over 4 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Kealia Trail

    over 4 years ago

    A very enjoyable hike. Splendid views of the North Shore of Oahu from a far off distance. Nearby there are glider planes and you can watch the sky divers falling and safely land on Dillingham Airfield. Not a dangerous trail, but it's rocky, it switchbacks several times and is not covered after about a mile into the hike. There are occasional spots to rest in some shade, wherever you can find it. There is a pavilion near the top of the ridge that makes for a nice spot to decide whether you wanna take it any farther. After the pavilion it's more uphill for another couple miles until you reach the Makua Valley lookout. That's as far as I took it.

    Kahana Pukahi completed Kealia Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Aihualama Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi added Koko Crater

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi added Ka'ena Point

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi saved Maunalaha Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi updated Manana Ridge Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Manana Ridge Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Just did this hike and it was a beast. It was the muddiest hike I ever been on (and I've done some muddy hikes). It rained on me. It was windy and cold, and it was very long. Even after all that I still enjoyed the hike and the view at the end. I would not recommend doing this hike on a day like mine (raining). If I did it again I would not go all the way to the top unless I see the top of the mountains and the sun is out. The first part is easy, wide and graded. The second part after the bench and picnic table is a tough section for intermediate level hikers. From the helipad to the top is for experienced hikers only. The trail is narrow, muddy, lots of branches and steeper inclines. I almost fell on a bunch of sections. If it was drier and sunnier it would be an awesome place to hike and lay out on a mountain. There are grassy nolls on the way to the top.

    Kahana Pukahi completed Manana Ridge Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Waimano Trail/ Pools

    over 5 years ago

    I went the wrong way. Shortly after the Manana Trail (after the water tank) signage I followed a side trail. I dropped down a hill and then the hill became quickly steeper. I was following a bunch of Blue tape markings. Don't follow those. I ended down by the river bed and followed it to the falls. It took about 30 minutes before I reached the falls; it was a hard a grueling hike from the riverbed, with many side trails (hunting trails). It was a quick hike from the falls to the main trail. I practically sprinted back up the hill. Cardiac hill wasn't as bad as Koko Crater stairs.

    Kahana Pukahi completed Waimano Falls Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Pu'u Manamana Turnover Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Did this trail alone, but I would recommend doing it like that. The trail head was a bit obscure and the actual trail after the trailhead was hard to find, because of the heavy usage and random over-growth. So I climbed up a bunch of steep dirt-filled, crumbly sections before reaching the real trail. Then discovered that if I had taken a more Eastern approach (so after the trailhead head left) I would have run into a semi-homeless encampment and the REAL trail. The climbs were steep. The trail was narrow in some parts. Don't do anything foolish on this trail that you will regret. It got muddy towards the top. I specifically chose a day with less wind, so it was more humid. I enjoyed the views from the various points of interests. The descent is very abrupt. Save your knees, and use a lot of the trees to support the hike down. Respect the graves at the bottom and try to exit in the empty lot with the nice green lawn. The locals understood why I was there. Hiking...why else?

    Kahana Pukahi completed Pu'u Manamana Turnover Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Puu Ohia - Pauoa Flats Loop

    over 5 years ago

    An easy hike in the Makiki Trail System. Very scenic and lush. Certain times in the year the trail can be very muddy. Be mindful of all the roots. A wrong step could cost you an ankle. I use this trail as a junction to other trails in the area (Manoa Falls via Aihualama, Konahuanui, Nuuanu and Judd Trail).

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Diamond Head (Le'ahi) Summit Trail

    over 5 years ago

    One of the greatest iconic landmarks in Hawaii. When people think of Hawaii they think of Waikiki and Diamond Head glowing in the sun in the distance. It's a very easy hike for the experienced hiker. It's a moderate hike for the visitors that still want to wear their flip-flops (slippers). There is very little shade on this hike and no water fountains along the way to the top. Hydrate well first, or bring a water bottle. Try not to spend to much time at the top because it does get crowded. Parking is a big hassle, but be patient a spot always opens up.

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Puu Pia Trail

    over 5 years ago

    This trailhead is in the most inconvenient place for tourists and the most convenient place for the residents in the area. To all visitors: Please pay attention to the "No Parking" signs. Don't block anyone's driveways or mailboxes. This trail is completely an uphill climb. The beginning (bottom) of the trail happens to have a lot of loose rocks, so be careful of spraining an ankle. The trail is very well used and offers a challenging trail run for anyone that enjoys running. The trail quickly forks into the Puu Pia and Kolowalu Trails. Go left for the shorter Puu Pia trail. The Kolowalu Trail leads to the Waahila Ridge Trail. IF you like a thigh burning hike and lots of shade this is a great hike for you.

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Waahila Ridge Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi updated Mount Kaala Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi updated Mount Kaala Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Kalalau Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi completed Kalalau Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed hamama falls

    over 5 years ago

    A very nice trail for the whole family to do. There is really something for everyone on this hike. One of the best kept secrets in Kahaluu that many Oahu locals don't even know about it. That's a Good thing. First, enjoy the walk up to the falls. It's a 1mile hike on a gravel road with some winding inclines. The Hamama waterfall is at the base of the Koolau Mountains and accessible to every hiker that would like to step into them for a few minutes. Waihee falls is right around the corner in the adjacent ravine. And on the way coming out there is always a chance to get wet at the gauging station.

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Mount Kaala Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Follow the purple bottle caps. Bring along a pair of gloves and maybe even some extra rope. There are some steep climbs that will test your thigh muscles. And a long rope/cable/wire section that will test your climbing abilities. Go when the weather is good. More often than the Koolaus, the Waianae Mountain Range tends to have less clouds, however, if you are hiking when it's raining be very careful of the ropes and cables. They tend to get very slippery. The rock climbing section will test your fear of heights. As adventurous as this hike is, I can certainly wait before going for it again.

    Kahana Pukahi completed Mount Kaala Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Aihualama Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi updated Makapuu Lookout to Tom Tom

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi updated Hawaii Loa Ridge Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Hawaii Loa Ridge Trail

    over 5 years ago

    The hike is really 5miles and not 7. Unless you start at the bottom of the hill (sea-level) and walk up through the gated residential area. Just be careful of the steep portion to the top. Erosion and traffic has taken a toll on this trail. Expect a lot of mud and clouds at the top, if it's not a clear day.

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Makapuu Lookout to Tom Tom

    over 5 years ago

    Each time I go on this hike it's hard not to take a hundred pictures. When there is no where else to hike on Oahu, this place is forever faithful. No matter the conditions Makapuu to Tom-Tom is a great hike for visitor looking for sunshine. From the get go there are awesome views of Makapuu, the Lighthouse, Sea Life Park and Rabbit Island. The trail really hugs the edge and the winds can be very strong so be careful not to get swept over. Park a car in Waimanalo, near Keneke's. If you don't have a second car, wait for the bus to take you back to Makapuu, otherwise it's a long walk back.

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Olomana Trail (Three peaks)

    over 5 years ago

    Don't go on this hike if you are afraid of falling. Don't go on this hike if you can't trust a piece of rope. Don't go on this hike alone. Don't look down. Don't talk so much when you're doing this hike. Keep your, "OMG!" comments to a minimum. You will only freak yourself out more. Do this hike on a weekday. Weekends are terrible. Groups of military men and women show up in teams to do this hike. They are not always the fastest or the bravest men and women when it comes to climbing a rope on a 1,000foot cliff. If you are not a strong hiker or climber, do not go on this hike. You only end up hating the people that brought you there.

    Kahana Pukahi reviewed Mau'umae Trail

    over 5 years ago

    One of the more difficult South Shore climbs to the Koolau Summit. It's longer than Hawaii Loa Ridge, less maintained than Waahila Ridge and muddier than both of them put together. It's a good, long, challenging hike. Wear pants and go when it's not raining but at a cooler time of the year for the best conditions. It begins at a narrow rocky portion then ascends into the mountain forest. Once into the uluhe ferns that's when things become hard. There are views of Kaau Crater and nearby Wiliwilinui Ridge, as well as the views of Waikiki and Diamond Head. What made this hike a bummer for me was seeing the waterfalls of Kaau Crater and yearning to be there instead of on my way to Lanipo.