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4 days ago

Okay hike. Wet when I went and views are not impressive compared to other views on the island. Loved hearing all the birds, though.

Looking to do this hike October 7th, 8th, or 9th 2019 if anybody is down. If so, email jrbrent7@gmail.com

4 days ago

Not a bad way to spend an afternoon but not too many views. Good for flora.

We must have gone a different way because we didn’t pass any waterfalls. When we asked someone else on the trail, they said we were heading to the haiku stairs (which was fine) but that the waterfall was on a completely different side. The trail was pretty, and it was raining most of the time. It was also a bit muddy.

Coming from Cali and would like to do this maybe 9/23 in the early AM. Anyone down to join, give advice or guide email Gabizrs@gmail.com even txt (209)7517432

I want to do this hike at the turn of September 26 and October 3, someone to accompany? samlteixeira@gmail.com

Not as bad or dangerous as everyone on here makes it out to be. You don’t need microspikes here as they deteriorate the trail leading to further erosion. 2.8 miles of valley road walking and 1.85 miles of incline. Do proper research and stop paying unnecessary and illegal tour guides to take you up at the expense of the land. Also, carry your own damn trash down. Happy hiking.

Does anyone want to join me next week? First time doing this hike but so down to do this. I want to be up there before sunrise. Flying in next week and available on 9/18-21 and 23. IG: brenda_marqz

Finished this hike today. We started at 8:00 and finished just after 1:30– just over 5 1/2 hours. Roundtrip was 10.31 miles. A long hike, but not necessarily dangerous. Starts out on a walking path at the park which runs a little over 2 miles. On the 15th concrete slab (keep track of them), the trail ends. You will need to veer left through a rocky creek section. Look for the giant boulder in the middle of the creek and you’ll know you are going the right way. From here on up the ascent begins. You will climb roughly 2700 ft elevation. There were a total of two rope sections. The first rope section you come to consists of three separate rope areas. Ropes are sturdy and easy to navigate. Toward the last 25 minutes of the scale up the summit, you’ll come to the longest final rope area. Again it’s pretty straight forward and not too difficult. Keep following the ridge. It gets really windy so center your balance and you’ll be fine. The views at the top are incredible and the over all experience was something we won’t forget. I recommend good hiking shoes. Spikes would be over kill and not needed. Most of the path is dry with the exception of a few small muddy patches. Very easy to avoid stepping in them. For me, the hardest part was the portion coming down after all the rope sections. The loose gravel on the dry rocks makes it very slippery. Not dangerous though! All around 10/10 hike!

8 days ago

Trail is pretty rootsy brah Also don’t follow me, that’s not a trail.

Anyone will go there on Friday or Saturday? If someone who already did it and wanna go up again please send a message. zamkitti@gmail.com

Anyone coming there tomorrow morning? Please send a message. zamkitti@gmail.com

Am thinking about hiking this for a sunset view today. Has anybody done this?

over grown
9 days ago

Great trail with great views, but be prepared. Ferns and brush are overgrown, about waist to chest high in places. Lots of changes in terrain, and gets very muddy towards the top. Shoes with good traction are a must. Wear long pants and bring plenty of water!

Probably the best hike on the island with a perfect balance between challenging and rewarding. The views of the valley looking out to HNL and Waikiki to the left is stunning. Then you get the view of H3 and the other valley. Wear fricking hiking shoes. Wear them. This hike was so much harder and dangerous than it had to be because I and a bunch of other hikers just had regular tennis shoes. It’s so incredibly muddy at some points with so little to hold onto. I actually wanted to go back down the valley trail because the stairs on the other side is kinda boring and simple. But I didn’t want to take my chances going down because slipping would’ve been 10x worse. There’s about 4 ropes. Maybe it was 3. The first one you come to is the one I don’t trust. I was able to find some rocks to hold onto and just kinda made my way up. The others are pretty solid. I would do this hike over and over with some hiking shoes.

Doing this hike in December! Couple Qs How long does it take? AllTrails says it's 5.3 miles. Is that one way though? Where do you exit?

Anyone keen to do this together tomorrow (Monday, September 9th)? Contact me on insta @beltal.

over grown
12 days ago

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