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    Steve Warner reviewed Aiea Ridge Trail

    3 months ago

    This track is not complete. It’s an 11 mile out and back from the Aiea Loop Trail to the KST (Ko’olau Summit Trail).

    Overall, not bad for an 11 miler. I caught it on a dry day. There was mud, but not too many crazy puddles. I managed to complete it in about 5.5 hours. Views at the summit at the KST are awesome, getting a great perspective of both sides of the island.

    Steve Warner completed Aiea Ridge Trail

    3 months ago

    Steve Warner added Olympus via Kolowalu

    12 months ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Moanalua Valley Trail to the Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)

    12 months ago

    I only recommend taking this route to the Haiku Stairs if you care more about the ridge hiking aspect than the stairs themselves. In my opinion, to fully experience the stairs, you need to hike either up or down them.

    I hiked this as a one way, going up the stairs and ending in Moanalua Valley Trail. Do not underestimate Moanalua Middle Ridge! It is steep, narrow, and most importantly crazy muddy near the summit. If you are into that type of ridge hiking then this is the challenge for you!

    The stairs are a bonus at the end, but like I said, if you want to experience Stairway to Heaven, you need to go up or down the stairs. Simply stopping at the top doesn't do them justice, especially since it's likely your view will be impeded by the clouds. This hike is fun and exciting regardless and is definitely worth a try if you are up to the challenge.

    For more on my adventure, check out my blog post!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/06/25/Haiku-Stairs-to-Moanalua-Middle-Ridge

    Steve Warner reviewed Halawa Bay to Molokai Stream via Waterfall Trail

    12 months ago

    A secluded and magical hike. You are hiking in one of the first areas of Hawaii settled by the Polynesians. The waterfall at the end of the hike (Moa'lua Falls) is one of the prettiest I've seen in all the Hawaiian Islands. It's a tall, two-tiered waterfall with strong flow and a large swimming hole at the bottom.

    To hike this, you should book the cultural tour. It is on private land and I can tell you from experience the locals don't take too kindly to tourists who are not part of a tour group. Also, the falls will be a challenge to find without a guide, although I will say this GPS track is pretty spot on.

    For more on my adventure here, check out my blog post!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/06/15/Halawa-Falls-Hike---Molokai

    Steve Warner reviewed Molokai: Kalaupapa Trail

    12 months ago

    You have to book this through Damien Tours to do this hike. $80 gets you the permit to hike and includes the tour through Kalawao County (the preserved colony).

    Really beautiful coastal hike through a series of switchbacks along the northern coast of Molokai. The trail ends at a secluded beach giving you a great perspective of Molokai's massive sea cliffs (largest in the world!) and the northern coast. Has a similar feel to some of the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. Definitely worth the entry fee in my opinion!

    For more on my adventure here, check out my blog post!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/06/14/Kalaupapa-Trail---Molokai

    Steve Warner completed Molokai: Kalaupapa Trail

    12 months ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Hahaione Trail

    12 months ago

    This is not Hahahione, but the western ridge of Kuli'ou'ou. This ridge will take you to Pu'u O Kona, one of the prominent peaks of the Ko'olaus. You can connect this ridge to the main Kuli'ou'ou to make it a loop hike. Definitely a challenging ridge hike though with some steep sections, narrow ridges, and rock climbing. The views are awesome though if you catch it on a clear day.

    For more on this hike, check out my blog post!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/05/30/Puu-O-Kona-via-Kuliouou-Ridge

    Steve Warner completed Kuliouou West Ridge Trail

    12 months ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Makaha Trail

    12 months ago

    Short and sweet hike little hike. That little rock is known as Mauna Lahilahi and is definitely worth a climb. It's probably the only hike on this island that includes rock climbing but can be considered an easy hike. Once you summit, you are treated with amazing views of the Waianae Range and the western coast.

    For more info on this hike, check out my blog post!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/05/14/Mauna-Lahilahi

    Steve Warner completed Makaha Trail

    12 months ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Kaiwa Ridge (Pillbox) Trail

    about 1 year ago

    I've hiked/run this about a dozen times, and it never gets old. Simple trail that will make you work up a little sweat, but the views are incredible. All of the major windward landmarks are in view-- The Mokes, K-Bay, Makapu'u and of course Lanikai Beach. There's a reason this is one of the most popular trails on the island.

    For more on Ka'iwa Ridge, check out my blog post!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/05/03/Lanikai-Pillboxes

    Steve Warner updated Mauna Lahilahi

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Hamama Falls Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

    about 1 year ago

    This is the Manoa Falls equivalent of the Windward Side... without all the tourists. It's simple walk through the valley along the paved path to reach the falls. It can be pretty wet, but that only means the waterfall will have good flow!

    For more on my adventure, check out my blog post!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/05/01/Hamama-Falls

    Steve Warner added Track - May 04 06:58 PM

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner added Track - May 04 06:58 PM

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Friendship Gardens Trail

    about 1 year ago

    A very secluded hike located in the back of a neighborhood in Kaneohe. It is a very peaceful walk in the woods, with some beautiful flowers and bamboo. If you follow the trail all the way to it's end, you will reach a beautiful lookout point of K-bay.

    Parking here, however, is not great. There are 2 spots right outside the trailhead and a warning stating if you are parked elsewhere with you wheels on the street, your car could be ticketed. This trail actual has an official website, so you can google it for more details.

    For more on my adventure here, check out my blog post!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/04/27/Friendship-Gardens-Trail

    Steve Warner reviewed Pali Notches Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This is the track for the more popular Pali Puka hike. You can find the start of this hike (the Puka hike) via the broken hole in the wall to the left of the lookout. This is still an amazing hike and totally worth it!

    If you are looking for the more intense Pali Notches hike, it actually starts on the opposite side of the lookout (look for a sign behind a roped off area).

    You can also check out my blog post for more information on the Pali Notches!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/04/23/Pali-Notches-to-The-Chimney

    Steve Warner completed Pali Puka Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Pali notches

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner completed Pali Notches Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner updated Pali notches

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Puu O Hulu

    about 1 year ago

    This is the Lanikai Pillboxes equivalent of the West side of the island, but with less people and more elevation gain.

    It isn't overly difficult to get to the "summit," the ridge where the three pillboxes are located and the views of the Waianae Range during the ascent are fantastic. I really love the view at the ridge since you are so close, yet so high above the highway below you.

    For more information on this hike, check out my blog post!
    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/04/16/Puu-OHulu

    Steve Warner completed Puu O Hulu

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner saved Manana Ridge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner saved Waimano Ridge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner saved Mokuleia Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner saved Kea'au Middle Ridge

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Koko Crater Trail

    about 1 year ago

    AKA the Stairmaster from Hell. No point in saying what everyone else already has. If you want some perspective of what this may look or feel like, check out my blog post and YouTube video!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMl8nRNFBv8

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/04/12/Sunset-at-Koko-Head

    Steve Warner completed Koko Head Crater Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Steve Warner reviewed Olomana Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This is probably the most popular of the more "dangerous" hikes on the island (in reality every hike is dangerous). But man, is it worth the risk. This remains one of my favorite hikes on the island. Really incredible views of the windward side of the island and the Ko'olau Range. The hike itself is a blast with some good ridge hiking and rock climbing. Like any hike, know your physical limits and don't be afraid to turn back if you get sketched out. For a good perspective of what you might see on this hike, check out my blog post!

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/03/22/Olomana-Trail-AKA-Three-Peaks

    Steve Warner reviewed Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail (Kaiwi)

    about 1 year ago

    I'm not usually a fan of touristy hikes, but I do love Makapu'u. There's a lot more to do here than just walk to the lookout point and check out the lighthouse (although that is amazing too!). There is a place along the path where you can descend down the cliff and access some beautiful tidepools and a blowhole (be careful though they are deadly!). There is even a somewhat hidden pillbox that serves as a great lookout point to see the other Hawaiian Islands in the distance (Lanai, Molokai and Maui). For more on this place, check out my blog post!

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/03/22/A-Morning-at-Makapuu-The-Lighthouse-Pillbox-and-Tide-Pools

    Steve Warner reviewed Canyon Trail Black Pipe Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    This hike was the last one I did during my trip to Kauai. I will say the Black Pipe portion of this trail is pretty mediocre, but the rest of it is incredible. If you're up for some exercise, this is the way you should experience Waimea Canyon. It becomes much more impressive and magical the farther you get away from the overly crowded lookouts. Also, Waipoo Falls at the end is amazing. Totally worth the effort. Check out my blog post for more on this hike!

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/03/11/Waimea-Canyon-Trail-to-Waipoo-Falls-to-Black-Pipe-Trail

    Steve Warner reviewed Awa'awapuhi Trail

    about 1 year ago

    People may complain about the lack of views for the majority of the hike, but that just makes the view at the end that much more rewarding. Sure, the trail can be a bit muddy and the hike back is entirely uphill, but that view at the end is absolutely stunning. I walked out to the edge of the ridge to check out the view of the valley, ocean, and Napali Coast all together and it is one of the prettiest things I've seen in my entire life. No joke. Do this hike! For more on my adventure, check out my blog post!

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/03/10/Awaawapuhi-Trail

    Steve Warner reviewed Sleeping Giant Via Nounou Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    I did this hike after tackling the Hanakpi'ai Falls hike in the morning and, despite being tired, it was totally worth it. You get some awesome views of the eastern coast of Kauai and if you venture all the way to the "head" of the giant, you can get some incredible views of the center of the island. I was lucky enough to go on a day it had been raining and was greeted with a rainbow at the summit :). For more on my adventure check out my blog post!

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/03/09/Sleeping-Giant-Trail-Via-Nounou-East-Trail

    Steve Warner reviewed Hanakapi'ai Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    What everyone else said, this hike is amazing. Probably some of the best views I've ever seen hiking and the Falls are gorgeous. If you make the trek to the falls, you better go swimming. There's no reason not to! For more on my adventure, check out my blog post!

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/03/09/Hanakapiai-Falls-via-Kalalau-Trail-Na-Pali-Coast

    Steve Warner reviewed Koko Crater Arch Trail

    about 1 year ago

    I love this hike. Nice and short and the views of the coast and the arch itself are amazing. Great place for a sunset as well! For more information about this hike, check out my blog post!

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/03/05/Koko-Head-Crater-Arch-Mini-Hike

    Steve Warner reviewed Maunawili Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    I was warned about how crowded and muddy this trail would be before I did it. Both are accurate statements, but this place is too amazing to pass up. The trail itself, while muddy, has some pretty amazing views of the Ko'olau Range along the way. The waterfall is awesome with a swimming hole deep enough for some cliff jumping. If you venture farther and to the left of the falls you can find a secret (and broken) bridge that has some great photo ops. This is now my favorite waterfall hike on Oahu. For more on my adventure, check out my blog post!

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/04/04/Maunawili-Adventure-The-Falls-Secret-Bridge-and-Cliff-Jumping

    Steve Warner reviewed Old Pali Road [CLOSED]

    about 1 year ago

    You can take this road from the Pali Lookout to a pretty cool and unique waterfall underneath the (New) Pali Highway. Also the views along Old Pali Road itself are incredible. For more information on this check out my blog post!

    https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/02/08/Likeke-Falls-via-Old-Pali-Road

    Steve Warner completed Old Pali Road

    about 1 year ago