hiking
18 days ago

This trail is closed by the Air Force and you won't even be able to get to the trail unless you fill out the hiking permit and get it signed before you come. From the armed gate you're about 2.6 mi away from the trail so you can't even try to walk in. I'm turning around now and going south to the Kaneana Point state park

walking
26 days ago

It is a very beautiful place. Worth visiting. Beautiful beach.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Strenuous. Steep , it's an entire uphill climb. The rocks are crumbly and expect rock climbing on cliff sides. Lots of scrambling. We had a rope snap and almost lost a friend so please don't trust the ropes! Amazing views. Take caution but enjoy the challenge. Took us 2 1/2 hours to summit.

hiking
1 month 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

Super muddy made worse by the rain. There's a horse tour place near the entrance that looked fun. Sweet ridge hike though. The cloud we were hiking in opened up for a bit on the way down and the valleys adjacent to the ridge are gorgeous.

2 months ago

Beautiful views, unfortunately by the base there is a lot of garbage from homeless and tourists.

on Makaha Trail

3 months ago

rock climbing
3 months ago

Getting to the summit is a lot of fun, some areas are basically rock-climbing, depending on the route you take. Can be a bit rough on the hands, given it is volcanic rock.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Trail start/end on some farm land with cows, bulls and horses. Trail is steep and slippery if wet. View just amazing, probably one of the best trails I hiked on Hawaii.

Full report:
http://mvkazit.blogspot.com/2017/04/makua-keaau-middle-ridge.html

hiking
5 months ago

Good views I liked it

hiking
5 months ago

nice hike out along the shore. not up the hill which is fine since the last bit was carrying my three year old.

hiking
5 months ago

If you are up to the challenge, this ridge hike is strenuous and steep. There are a number of drop offs and rock climbs. Be weary of the crumbly rocks as these can break off pretty easily; so always test before putting your full weight. We also encountered a lot of wild life as this is a public hunting area as well. Lots of goats and pheasants; not to mention a number of cows too. Watch out and stay clear of the bulls. At the top of the ridge we were rewarded by expansive views of Ohikilolo, Makaha, Mount Ka'ala and view of the ocean to Ko'olina and Kaena. This is one, I would definitely do again.