hiking
2 days ago

Gorgeous views and a great workout. A little bit crowded though

hiking
2 days 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

Go early before sunrises, it's much cooler and has less traffic. Make sure you have good traction on your shoes or you'll slip a lot coming down. Watching the sunrise is breathtaking

hiking
4 days ago

I did this hike after doing the Haiku stairs. my legs were way to sore. We got there around 5am to watch sunrise. The stairs weren't to bad some of them looked sketchy and were spaced too far apart so it made climbing suck! There wasn't much wind so we were dripping with sweat by the time we got to the top. Watching sunrise was pretty amazing though. It was surprisingly crowded by 630am.

on Koko Crater Trail

6 days ago

Challenging, but worth it. Make sure to bring lots of water, sun block, and get ready to sweat! Having free parking was really nice!

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Awesome views at the top. Made it up in about 25 minutes with a few breaks to catch our breaths.

hiking
8 days ago

Great climb with excellent views. I went right at sunrise to avoid crowds and the heat. 18 minutes to the top and the same down. Going down was more difficult than I expected because of the uneven spacing of the rail ties. Great short hike to really get the heart pumping.

I thought I was in decent shape until I did this hike. It took us 60 mins up and 30 mins down. But we started around 10:30 so it was hot and sunny and we had to take a lot of breaks on the way up. Think stair master.
The view was amazing of Hawaii Kai and Hanauma Bay at the top. Make sure you go around to the back of the mountain top for more amazing views of the coast!