Alei Pall

HARD 10 reviews
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Alei Pall is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mokulē‘ia Beach Colony, Hawaii that offers scenic views. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
544 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

beach

views

over grown

rocky

scramble

no shade

Ka'ena Point sunset scramble.

hiking
1 month ago

Treacherous hike, mainly because of the thick grass, which hides numerous tripping hazards -- holes and large rocks. We each had several falls that could have resulted in serious injuries. That would be a problem on a pali where there is no cell reception.
The top is beautiful, though, otherworldly, with incredible views. Worth the effort.
Like everybody else, we saw no trail. We basically bushwhacked. Very steep in parts, but no scary knife-edge ridges. There were times, though, when I didn't know if we'd make it back without a fall.
Recommendations:
1. If you want to bushwhack up to this magnificent plateau, try the westernmost part of the pali, just to the east of Manini Gulch. Similar hike, but it opens up halfway into a jaw-dropping bowl that is just mind-blowing.
2. Consider trekking poles, even if you've never used them before. We plan to go back up again with poles, which I think would really help when walking through the hidden tripping hazards.
3. Blazingly hot during mid-day with almost no shade. I overheated at one point and would have been in trouble if we didn't have cold water to pour on my head. You need a hat and start with frozen water.
4. Again, it's really worth it if you're physically up for the trek. This is different than hiking on a popular trail. You won't see signs of any other human life or meet other hikers. It's like exploring another world.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Good trail just wear long sleeves and joggers and maybe a sword to cut the grass out the way lol

hiking
6 months ago

Good trail just wear long sleeves and joggers and maybe a sword to cut the grass out the way lol

hiking
6 months ago

no clearly defined path at all, no way to enter or know where anyone may have treaded. 6-8 feet of grass.....more like shrubs and rocks. this isn't a hiking trail it's a jungle.

hiking
6 months ago

no clear trail head, 6-8 feet of grass, wouldn't reccommend

hiking
8 months ago

Park at the end of the Ka'ena Point road where the pavement for the Farrington Highway ends at the yellow gate. Looking towards the mountain, the trail is just barely visible going up the hill. There's no clearly defined path from the road. It's necessary to cross a couple hundred yards of flat terrain with grass that's 6-8 feet high. Be careful, there are some obstacles hidden in the high grass.

Once the trail reaches the rock outcropping at ~400 ASL, it turns West. There are a couple nice outcroppings to set and watch the sunset. Then scramble back down before dark. Recommend taking a good headlamp and a spare light.

hiking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

walking
Monday, January 21, 2013