DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
895 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

muddy

over grown

private property

hiking
24 days ago

Would’ve labeled this trail as HARD! Trails were misleading and the hike was more than 2.3 miles round trip. More like 4 total! We took the switchback trails in and then swam through plants and bushes down starting on the bottom left of the L if you’re looking toward the ocean. It cuts off about half the time but it is a lot harder. You’re basically walking through very tall bushes and plants and getting through it means stickers and scrapes and cuts. I’d suggest wearing good hiking shoes and padded socks. I wore regular tennis shoes and thinner socks and wound up with a blister. I ended up walking half the thing with one or no shoes on. Oops! Bring lots of water as well and go as early in the morning as possible. Or evening on a cloudy day as the Maui sun beams on you almost the entire time. The views were great and I’m glad I didn’t turn around when I thought I was going to die. Although it was a good hike I don’t think I would do it again. Checked that off my bucket list!