Photos of Awini Trail

Distance: 21.5 miles Elevation Gain: 8,202 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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over grown
scramble
3 days ago

This trail gets pretty sketchy after the bench at Honokane Nui lookout. I would say trekking poles are a necessity. Many sections are right on the edge of a cliff and the terrain is that super loose, pebbly, dusty, slippy kind. I am a pretty seasoned hiker and I was pretty scared through a few spots. Found a couple walking sticks which helped tremendously. it's not too bad if you're just day hiking but with a full pack/camping gear, it's tricky. There is a small rope section descending into Honokane Nui. I recommend gloves. Bring plenty of water as the rivers in both Honokane Nui and Honokane Iki are almost dry. Definitely bring a water purification system to filter water from fresh water pools when you find them. Overall, it's a pretty challenging hike due to elevation gain and trail being really loose and slippy on the cliffs edges. Worth it though. Just be cautious and bring a friend or two. Went from Pololu to Honokane Iki. Takes about 4 hours at an eady pace with backpacking gear.

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