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mountain biking
7 days ago

I gave this trail 5 stars because it is very beautiful, mostly shaded and great for a moderate hike. BUT it is way too hard for mountain biking.. Even for a professional mountain biker. Too many big, slippery roots crossing the path. along with slippery rocks and leaves. this is mainly the top half of the trail.

Respect the Aina

Great views ! We went to see the sunset !! Was magical ! :)

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Very quick/easy trail for an awesome view of north shore! Be ready for the incline!

hiking
28 days ago

Quite a forest trail, do some research prior to taking it on as there are multiple, multiple paths to take throughout the Pupukea Forest. A Mountain cyclists dream come true, as most of the trails are geared for bikes.

I liked how much of the windward side of the island I saw from the peak. Rabbit island and Makapu’u to the south and the mountains to the north that border Kualoa ranch. I went when it was overcast and it was an enjoyable hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Just did this hike. It was a nice trail, well maintained; about 1/2 was on a road. It was a little rainy today so I didn’t want to deal with anything too slippery. This fit the bill. Only a few slick spots. It was very easy to follow. Not sure how someone could get off track. Lots of wild orchids. The biggest disappointment was that I was hoping for more eye candy. There was only a view of the north shore at the peak and a couple of spots on the return. The forest and gulches were beautiful, but I was hoping for views of the Bonnzai Pipeline. Would need to do the Ehukai pill box hike for that.

hiking
1 month ago

Very disappointing to read about all the car break ins that occur. This seems to happen at just about every hike I have read about.

The only reason I'm marking this one at 1 star is because we didn't actually take the hike outlined. There is a spot where the road forks and you either climb over a gate to the right or duck under a flag-marked line to the left. TAKE THE LEFT FORK. We accidentally took the right fork and ended up a good 6 miles out away from where we wanted to be. It's an easy mistake to make if you don't have a good map, because both forks look very well travelled and like they could be a hiking trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Great run on the trails today. Ran up to trailhead from Sunset and got several miles in on trails. Awesome.

1 month ago

Great hike to see the sunset!

hiking
1 month ago

Great family hike! The pictures were very helpful in picking this hike. The views were great, the forest shade was nice, and the moderate beginning challenged everyone in a good way. My kiddos are 4, 6, 8, and 10 and didn't complain at all.

hiking
2 months ago

Good views. It is worth the short hike.

Esforço legal, vista muito bonita. Somente umas árvores que atrapalham um pouquinho. Vale a pena!

hiking
2 months ago

Steep, initially yes. The steps and ropes help in some places. The view from pill box 1 is beautiful. We tried to take the loop at the top, but couldn't find the turn from the road - it's confusing at the junction of 3 roads - so came back the same way. (Some blazes mark a side trail the used by mountain bikers.) It was pleasant nonetheless. Once back by the beginning of the road found the other end of the loop, but it's obscure. Use the map on this site to keep from going off trail. It began to rain as we began our downhill return. The mud, rocks and roots get slippery fast with very little moisture. A walking stick might have saved me from my fall. Not a flip-flop hike although there were plenty of people in them.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is very pretty with some cool trees. There is a neat bunker at the top that you can walk in. The trail is not marked well and I ended up taking a different trail for a while.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike lot of up hill climbing.

hiking
3 months ago

Just finished this hike. It's VERY steep and slippery from the mud so take a trekking pole or stick if you have one. Use the rocks to stop your feet from sliding and hold on to the trees that line the trail for balance and to help you lift yourself up. You'll need your hands so be sure to take your belongings in a backpack or leave them in your car. Once pass the steep muddy stretch you'll see a picnic table that has a view of the beach. Rest here if you need to but from that point you're only a few minutes from the Pillbox. The trail splits off to the right which I didn't venture off to since no other hikers were going that way. The view from the Pillbox is nice and it's super breezy up there. I'd recommend doing this hike with at least one other person because you may need to help each other on the muddy sections. Overall it's a great hike for beginners. I'd definitely do it again.

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