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Easy. Good short morning workout. Love the wild boar scare! ;)

I’d love to conquer this trail among others. My family and I will be visiting Oahu for the first time next month (March 17-24) from Florida. If anyone would be interested in me piggybacking on their trail day I’d love to join you. my family have other interests and won’t be hiking with me. And while I’m not afraid to go it solo, always better with others. Feel free to message me if you have some time for a hike. Thanks! Shea 251-401-4711

What an amazing hike! Definitely keep an eye out for weather as it can get muddy and slippery. Make sure you take gloves for the varies ropes going up and down and get your hand on spikes for your shoes, they will come in handy in dry or wet dirt. The view is breathtaking and worth the trek up. I went along the back way which took us 9hrs up and down. Best to get local directions or a guide for this one unless you have done your research well on how to get in and out from the back way in. All in all.. I flew all the way from Australia to do this and it was well worth it!

Aloha! I do various guided hikes with photos on Oahu. I hike often/weekly. Hiked last weekend and three times this week and II will be hiking this weekend as well. Feel free to check out some examples of photos on my instagram @mike.karas. You can message me there or at mikekarasphotography@gmail.com.

I’ll climb the stairs Sun, Feb 25th for the 228th time.

The most recent post on my Instagram @Hawaii_Mountain.Man.Matt will give you an idea for an impactful photo perspective.

4 things you should know about the hike:

(1) It is the safest way to reach that elevation on Oahu.

Over the last 70+ years, no one has ever died falling on the stairs*.

(2) There is a ton of trash at the top.

Bring a folded heavy-duty trash bag to help with that.

(3) No matter what, don’t go near homes!

Think: when is the last time you woke up at 3am and whispered: "Honey I think there's someone outside the house!"

Two people have recently been shot on the street by a high powered air rifle fired near the intersection of Kuneki and Makena. Both times the projectile broke the skin. That was wrong of the shooter, but also not surprising.

(4) The back way is more dangerous, but worth considering.

Near the base of the stairs, there is one unmarked Honolulu Police Department vehicle roaming to catch hikers.

After the November 12th escape of killer Randall Saito from the mental facility behind the neighborhood, security is on best behavior using off-road vehicles to apprehend hikers.

On a usual morning, a roving HPD officer, a stationary guard and two roving guards secure the area.

The penalty has some variables, but here are the components:

(1) $1,000 fine
(2) Jail, no longer than 6 months. (incarnation is rare)
(3) Legal fees (a defense attorney charges $800 - $1,500 for the case)
(4) Usually 80 hours of community service.
(5) Legal fees for expungement.
(6) Visa/Immigration hurdles
(7) Impact on professional life.
(8) Return travel and accommodations to attend court, community service, etc.

The setback ranges from $3,000 for simple cases, up into the hundreds of thousands over the length of a career for military members reduced in rank, folks who lose their security clearance or a professional license, etc.

Going up the front way, as amazing as it is, is not worth playing Russian roulette with the penalty, so don’t “just risk the ticket”.

me and some friends are planning to go this weekend, between Feb 24 to 26.. we've never been and really wanna experience this amazing hike.. anyone interested in joining us, especially someone who's been there.. pls email me .. sherms777@gmail.com

Heading there March 2-12 an would love to do this hike with someone, specially someone who has done it before :) there is 2-3 of us right now, feel free to email me karleeheide18@hotmail.com!!

Definitely hard to find the trail, luckily found some locals but even they had some troubles as there have been some new fences put up to keep people out. Getting on the trail takes a little creativity and willingness to bypass barriers that were clearly meant to keep you out. First fence somebody already cut a hole in, second fence needed to climb around it. Tip: after the second fence up the stairs, stay to the right, the trail continues behind an abandoned looking old processing facility or something; don’t go left along what looks to be the main trail (this is a hunting trail)
Falls were pretty good. Lots of river crossings.

Hiked 2 days after a massive rain storm. Had to take a few detours and went way out of the way. Easy to get turned around but luckily there were several people we met who clarified trail. Tip: follow the stream up and know that you will cross stream several times. It was hard but a beautiful hike hearing songbirds and being in jungle.

Aloha! I do various guided hikes with photos on Oahu. I hike often/weekly. Hiked last weekend and today and I will be hiking this weekend and possibly more during the week as well. Feel free to check out some examples of photos on my instagram @mike.karas. You can message me there or at mikekarasphotography@gmail.com.

street parking and walk around the elementary school grounds, up a walk, and cut through the playground along the fence and the trailhead is pretty obvious. quick ascent up to radar road and then a fairly monotonous up and down ridge hike until near the end. the sights along the way are ok. lots of scratchy ferns. the final ascent is where this gets a hard rating. definitely more fun at the end and probably for more experienced folks. took 7 hours total including breaks at an easy pace.

Planning to hike for the second time around 19-21 of March 2018. Anyone who is keen to hike with me? Email me at mark.doldol@yahoo.co.nz (serious hikers only) landscape photographer here.

want to go on the 28th of february if anyone wants to come with me :)
email: sophia.hieber@gmx.de or instagram sophiaa_vip

looking at going 2/20 if anybody is interested

only did the 1.5 portion for brisk mornin walk/hike....nooiiice!!!

Interesting valley hike, don't miss the ruins on the left going in and all the great cultural signage, pics added.

Quite the extreme hike, not for the novice. Some extra items that are essential, gloves (all the ropes) and possibly appropriate Crampons for boots. Also, went thru 3 different water sources, so plan to hydrate. Lastly, met great people from Australia, New Zealand, and Stuggart, Germany-great conversay.

Anyone else hiking 2/18? gee704@gmail.com

Depending on the weather I'm planning to do this hike Wed 28th Feb, Thu 1st Mar or Fri 2nd Mar. If anyone is interested in joining me please email me at petersjennigns@gmail.com

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