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    Kevin Sax added Nice, easy hike

    2 months ago

    Kevin Sax completed Devil's Bathtub Trail

    2 months ago

    Kevin Sax reviewed Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail: Shipwreck Beach to Punahoa Point

    3 months ago

    Easy, beautiful, interesting trail. We did this as a whole family with hikers of all skill levels, and we all enjoyed it. Great views of the coastline throughout. Recommend doing hike in the morning to avoid the heat and the crowds.

    Kevin Sax reviewed Nu'alolo Trail

    3 months ago

    My son and I had not originally planned on doing this trail. We started with the Awaawapuhi Trail. While admiring the amazing views at the end, another hiker told us that as good as these views were, those at the end of the Nualolo were better. We took the connector trail to decide for ourselves. He was right. The views were incredible, but it came with a price. Soaring sandstone cliffs jut out at impossible angles to the sea thousands of feet below. Punishing winds rip sand across the landscape while helicopters fly past. This hike was extremely hard. While the way out was fine, the hike back (which made our total hike 11 miles) was mostly uphill and very tough. At times shade is sparse as well. We forced ourselves to stop often to rest and drink lots of water as it was the heat of the day. In the end, this may have been the most spectacular hike we've ever done. It was definitely the hardest. Had we planned to do this hike, we would have done it the opposite direction we did. Many people said we were nuts for doing it the way we did. I don't disagree. Also, since we started at a different trailhead, we successfully hitched a ride from the Museum Shop back to our car.

    Kevin Sax reviewed Awa'awapuhi Trail

    3 months ago

    This hike was exactly as advertised. Downhill on the way out through jungle-type setting that eventually opens up and finishes with jaw-dropping views. Wouldn't have minded some additional views along the way, but the end result will make you forget any complaints.

    Kevin Sax reviewed Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) West Trail

    3 months ago

    We really enjoyed this hike which was our first in Kauai. As others have warned it was muddy, but nothing too bad. The hike included a little of everything-hiking through forests, mud and some scrambling. Lots of great views throughout the climb up. I definitely recommend continuing past the picnic tables at end for some fun scrambling to incredible views. We were the second car in the lot at the trailhead when we started at 8. Lot was full when we returned.

    Kevin Sax completed Nu'alolo Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin Sax completed Awa'awapuhi Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin Sax saved Kukui Trail

    4 months ago

    Kevin Sax reviewed Hawksbill Gap Loop via Appalachian Trail

    8 months ago

    Great hike that rewards with some great views at end. Pretty steep at points but a good leg stretcher. This was our first hike in Shenandoah and offered a good glimpse of what the park has to offer.

    Kevin Sax reviewed Bearfence Mountain Trail

    8 months ago

    Loved this hike. Is short but offers incredible views and fun scrambles. Is especially great on weekday when it’s not likely to be busy.

    Kevin Sax completed Bearfence Mountain Trail

    8 months ago

    Kevin Sax reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail

    8 months ago

    Steep, relatively short hike. We didn’t enjoy this one nearly as much as the other great hikes we did in Shenandoah. Waterfall is nice, but saw much more impressive falls on Cedar Run-White Oak Canyon hike. Was also extremely crowded when we went on Easter Sunday.

    Kevin Sax completed Dark Hollow Falls Trail

    8 months ago

    Kevin Sax reviewed White Oak Canyon and Cedar Run Trails

    8 months ago

    My son and I loved this hike. Absolutely lived up to its “hard” rating, this hike has a lot to offer. Waterfalls and elevation change abound on this test, but the rugged terrain was the biggest consistent challenge. If you hike it counterclockwise as most recommend, be sure to stop and look back from time to time to avoid missing all of the amazing views this hike offers.

    Kevin Sax reviewed Arthur's Seat

    9 months ago

    Simply stunning. Trail starts not far from downtown Edinburgh. After the brief walk through the charming city, the climb starts on a well maintained trail that takes you up through the hills to a killer payoff of sweeping views of the city and coastline. Short spur trails hide other gems as well including ruins of an old stone structure that overlooks the city (relatively early on hike). I highly recommend exploring some of these. The hike is rated as moderate, which I think is fair, but as others noted, it could get very muddy if there’s been rain. Could be a bit of scrambling if you choose, but mostly on side trails. We started our hike at 7 am and were rewarded with arresting views of the sun coming up over the city. As good as it gets.
    We’ve been in Europe for a week, and have done and seen a lot. This was by far the best thing we’ve done. You will not be disappointed.

    Kevin Sax completed Arthur's Seat

    9 months ago