Fun little swim at the end.

3 days ago

little bit of everything. a few sketchy parts bug always a place for your feet and/or hands

Super fun, last peak was scary and it had been raining the day before (and was raining in the way down) so it was dangerously slippery but well worth it. I think it deserves the hard rating, moderate for first two peaks.

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5 days ago

My favourite hike in Hawaii so far. The views are spectacular. The climb to the first peak is long and a little repetitive but worth the views from the top, it's a quick going to the second peak where again you're rewarded with great views. The descent from the second peak is where this hike starts to get fun, there are ropes to assist you all the way down that are in reasonably good condition( I have no idea how often they are maintained though) the climb to the third peak was awesome and again with ropes to assist. I would NOT recommend attempting the second or third peaks in windy or rainy conditions. I had spectacular weather the day I did it and even with the slightest breeze as I made the final ascent on the third peak I was blown around the rocks a little. Take lots of water and snacks. This hike took us 5.5 hrs total from where we'd parked the car across the road from the golf club entrance.

5 days ago

Very slick after a rain so take spikes.

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5 days ago

Don't get sloppy with your parking, cops are still ticketing over here.

Hiked it in reverse again. Still felt super sketch coming up Ahiki. Only go if you or someone you're with knows. Ropes here are unreliable, old, and anchors are wiggling. More than a few parts require some very technical and risky movements. The trail to the backside is rough, overgrown, and well, rough. I think it takes about 90min+ just to get to the bottom of Ahiki. After climbing up the backside, the rest of trail feels like a stroll in the park. Going down 3rd peak and up 2nd without even touching the ropes felt so easy. Just as a point of reference.

Always one of my favs.

Last thing... Take off your micro spikes. You don't need them for this trail, and you are only damaging the rocks and roots. Especially while climbing, there's a better chance you'll dislodge a rock with a spike and fall, than slip. Take em off.

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7 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and fun hike. Did this with my brother a couple weeks ago and it was certainly a ton of fun. We just got to the first peak due to time constraints but even there the drop offs can be intimidating to some. Would definitely love to come back and try to finish this trail

9 days ago

It was great

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