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Impressive view of windward O'ahu from brink of pali (cliffs) at 1200 feet elevation, Ko'olau Range. Winds are usually so strong that one can lean against the wall of wind.

hiking
8 days ago

This is not a difficult hike. It is slightly vertical in parts and the beginning is slippery due to the moisture/mud. Once that is cleared, the hike is really nice. It has enough plateaus allowing for plenty of rest.
I would suggest taking your time and making sure your feet are where you think they are. There are plenty of well anchored ropes (I added one today) to help you along your way.
I don't think spikes are needed. I started early in the morning with the intent of spending my entire day doing this hike. I really planned to go that slow. I ended up completing it in just a few hours.
If you go in the morning and it is chilly, mind the bees. They are everywhere on the sunny side of the rocks trying to get warm. While climbing up/down, it would be easy to crush one or get stung by one. Either way, that ain't good.

Attached is the video I made with my drone and iPhone. There would have been more but, my drone stopped filming, it all of a sudden needed a firmware update in the middle of my hike.

Enjoy this great trail and remember, take your time and it won't be as difficult as everyone says it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTg0YXKa4rk

hiking
10 days ago

Incredibly steep climb, better you do it in trail shoes with grip, but my friends got in done in normal running shoes, just more cautiously. Normal start was closed off, with signs and branches blocking your way, but you can enter in the bottom corner of the parking lot and go up a drainage channel to join the path, which technically means you’ve not ignored a sign by entering illegally.

Amazing hike, much more harder then the opposite ridge (Pali Puka trail). Would rate it as extreme (we had slightly rainy day)! Trekking poles are a must. It was very hard from beginning because the official way up was extremely muddy without trees, so cannot catch anything (there are other starting points closer to the lookout, but they are marked as illegal). Then it is followed by a section with trees where you will use them to continue in really steep areas. Almost at the end is rock climbing chimney, be careful there, very dangerous when climbing down, if you have fear, don't do it, stop there, there is nothing that special few meters up. Anyway - very challenging and enjoyable trail!

Awesome hike when it’s dry, the road and terrain gets muddy and slippery when wet, take caution.

Easily one of my favs! Short, intense hike that gains elevation super fast, be prepared to climb tall man made rock formations with a rope someone else placed there.

hiking
24 days ago

Great Day for Likeke Falls hike today. For a short hike to a nice waterfall park at Koolau Golf course. As you face the mountains the trail head starts in upper left corner of parking lot. Short hike to graffiti water tank. Go left up trail at water tank. Follow trail over old rock road until coming to large tree on right of trail with carved black arrow. Turn right on trail towards falls. Great view of Kaneohe Bay from falls. Trail continues past falls if you follow stream down hill and get trail on left.

Very easy hike, but worth the view! You can park at the church/golf parking lot after 11:30am. They're super strict on that! Bring bug spray!

Two people had to be air evacuated from this trail last weekend, both people with broken bones. Not recommended as the trail crumbles and just gives way easily.

Love this one. Muddy and buggy but so much fun

pretty incredible. prepare to be breathing hard.

hiking
1 month ago

1/15/2018-Started around 0800 and only came across 1 group of 3 people and 1 biker during our trek. Wasn’t too sunny but the view from Pali Lookout was beautiful as always.

More an easy hike instead of moderate, had large group of kids ages between 4 and 9 and they had no problem walking, some even in slippers although I would not recommend that. Nice little waterfall, bring bug spray!

hiking
1 month ago

Best hike yet! The wind was unbelievable, and t made a few areas kind of tricky. The initial hike up to the ridge is steep and muddy.
The ropes are in great condition, and they come in handy on the straight upwards rock wall climb.
We had a small issue with loose rocks that fell as we climbed back down the rock wall, and it made for a tricky descent because we didn’t want to hit each other in the head with one.
The payout is huge! HIGHLY recommend (but definitely not for kids because of the drop offs and difficulty with rain and wind)

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for children my 3 year old was able to hike the whole way tot he waterfall unassisted. Needed hand holding on the way back down because of the mud. Lots of mosquitoes so bug spray is a must. Recommend to anyone with children who wants to get them out for a quick afternoon adventure.

great plant life. this place is special. keep it great hi.

1 month ago

I’d say easy over moderate. Very nice little waterfall though.

AMAZING! Last chimney was a bit dangerous and hard to come down from. Don't go up if you don't feel comfortable climbing it down... I kinda regretted it hehe.

2 months ago

Very nice hike. Easy and short enough for my 3 and 6 year olds. It was muddy in places, so take a bag for your shoes...unless you don't mind getting your car muddy.

Lots of mosquitoes so don't forget the bug spray!

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful hike! Great in the morning got there around 8 took about an hour to the top and back. We got lost twice. When driving to the trailhead it seems like your going to the Pali golf course and the First Presbyterian Church. Parking at the church is free and easy to get to the trail take the trail on the left with the chain. The reason we got lost is because we made it to the graffitied water tower if you make it there turn around. There is a trail up a hill to the left before the water tower take this to the big tree and make a right there is an arrow. Not too far after the tree to get to the beautiful falls. It does gets muddy in spots and a walking stick is very helpful have fun and be safe!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike and not that long of a hike! Free parking only ask for donations. Map is easy to follow get in at the visitor center. There is a main trail and then off the main trail are other smaller paths to follow. I would definitely try some of the smaller paths and then go back on the main. Not as crowded as other falls. Waterfall is beautiful so happy to try this trail out.

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