Wildland picnicking on a Norfolk Island pine forested ridge. Fine views of Manoa and Palolo valleys. Hardy family hiking in the forest reserve.
Great trail. Took approx 2 1/2-3 hrs at a leisurely pace to get to the top. Went on a cloudy day so couldn't catch the best of views but that made the trek easier as well. The weather on top was amazing. The trail past the sign (do not continue) is quite well maintained. Conditions near the top can get muggy and make the trek slightly cumbersome. But nothing too difficult. Carry lots of water.
Great trail, but unlike others I had a tough time when the trail was wet. Did not finish the last .5 miles due to rain, it just seemed to slippery and dangerous to contine. Also, just for those that may not know(I didn't), you must continue past the sign that says do not continue, not a maintained trail. It's actually very well maintained, although I can't speak for the last half mile.
My first foray into hiking in Hawai'i. It had poured the day before, so it was quite muddy, but that did nothing to diminish the experience. I prefer the minimal approach; I normally do 8-10 miles without water, but I chose to bring a small pack with a change of clothes and water. It was the correct decision.