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no dogs

nice short hike

2 friends and I really want to do this hike, now idea how to get there tho. Anyone who can help us out or wants to join us tomorrow or sunday?

You can Email me at steftielbeke96@gmail.com

It's a nice hike to the falls with panoramic mountain views at the beginning. Just a few spots that are rocky and require more balance/strength to traverse. Worth it overall. Parking is in gravel right off the Pali and is right in front of trailhead.

I've done this hike 169 times as of yesterday.

Here are 5 things you should know.


(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) Try another route - NOT through the neighborhood!

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 with a high powered air rifle which broke the skin. That was wrong of the shooter, but it's also not surprising.


(4) EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION in the valley.

Public record shows (contrary to popular speculation) that on average police dole out penalties every day.

Over the past three years the stairs have transitioned from a security guard after 5am, to a security guard there 24/7, and most recently a security guard 24/7 PLUS a uniformed police officer on-site to catch hikers.

Your fine is just $1,000 but collateral damage in lawyers fees, community service, plane tickets, court visits, impact on your job, etc is MANY TIMES that.

For locals, a mistake sets you back about $3,000. Visitors (with travel arrangements and time off) will be looking at roughly $5,000+

Any impact a misdemeanor has on your professional life is in addition to that

You can not be overly-cautious!


(5) This is the real Hawaii

Perhaps because you have literally stepped in-to it 3,992 times, this place immerses you in magic. You feel your heart beat, the smell the jungle, you hear the birds, you see the divine landscape, the air is cooler and fresher up there.

Along the way, I discover each time anew what it means to be human and never get tired of it.

That's the crazy part. I have not gotten tired of it yet!

Aloha
@Hawaii_Mountain.Man.Matt

Quite the ridge line hike so not for the inexperienced. The entrance isn't clearly marked, but once you get to the vicinity follow the road uphill (sign says for me military vehicles or hikers) after passing the radar tower a nice path opens up on point for the ridge. There are a few spots that have tall grass so you may want pants but otherwise it's not an issue. Great big evergreen along the path is about at the mid-point of the trek. Overall, great views and intense workout.

If you are interested in reaching the top in the next month or so you can contact me on Instagram: joeesepp or just email me at haikuexperience2015@gmail.com

Does anybody is interested to do it together sometime during those days- August 29th- September 4th??? Write me on my ig @norrrson

anyone interested in hiking this between august 27-31? looking for an experienced buddy :D

Great easy hike with an amazing reward at the ruins location! Stay to the left when you reach the first fork in the bamboo forest and follow to trail to the ruins. The other way takes you to the falls. The falls trail isn't kid friendly. Bring lots of bug spray because mosquitoes are everywhere. Make sure you respect the ruins because this is a sacred place.

I want to do the hike on Tuesday August 15 if anyone is interested. Insta: @fourky8

Best experience of my life. By far!

Nice walk in the forest, lots of strawberry guava. I wish it were longer