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Too crowded. Too exposed in summer and fall.

Little Gem that is wonderful to hike and also enjoy an evening camp. There is a brewery near by called Omaha brewing you should stop and snag a brew before or after the hike. Or both.

This trail is closed indefinitely-lots of mudslide damage.

Moderate difficulty with great views from John Rock. However, the trail is poorly marked.

17 hours ago

A little muddy but so worth it, the waterfall pool is awesome!

excellent trail. The wind can really get to roaring down in the crater. Very exposed. Bring lots of water and sunblock.

One of the best vistas I have seen in PA. Deffinitly a hike to check out. Nice and vigorous up hill as well.

One of
The best hikes I’ve ever done in my life

trail running
20 hours ago

Technical and demanding trail with scenic views

I did the loop yesterday, my first time. the loop is passable but be prepared to battle with trees and bushes as you make your way through the midpoint of the hike. overall it was a great day! love the vistas and the challenge, will be doing this one often!

Really tough hike for me, but well worth it! A picture can’t do justice to the views. Recommend staying in SE 4 campsite.

very great hike we made it to timber mountain, and across the other side to telegraph mountain but the snow got so heavy and covered the trail we couldn't go further but it I will be back after it melts

1 day ago

Did a light overnight trip here. Walked about 4 miles into the loop and set up a hammock camp near the bypass. Good views, well maintained trails, and enough variance to keep it interesting. Saw deer galore both at camp and while hiking. There were some coyotes in the area but they stayed clear. I'd visit again if I were in the area.

Hiked down to the goat trail in the snow on January 14th. It was beautiful and worth every step. Kinda steep coming back up hill. A must see!!

Pretty trail, good incline. Great views but the chairs at the top were the reason we went lol

Love going here just make sure you go during the right time of year especially if you are camping the mosquitos are every where during certain times

next time I'll make sure to get permit to do the whole coast

heads up the road to trailhead is closed about 4 miles from trailhead January - March connessagua lake rd from south

came up this trail from Phantom Ranch in one day. Water and amenities made this trek excellent, though day hikers on their way down did not yield to hikers ascending, even though NPS informs them to do so. well maintained trails, though expect mule urine and poo at almost every turn. So much to see, bighorn sheep, all kinds of birds, ground mammals. Indian gardens is the halfway point and is a virtual oasis.

Alrighty. Humping it in from Ha’ena Beach Park, hiked it to the end which accordingly is 12 miles, but the miles felt really long. The first 6.5 miles is mostly in the jungle with the occasional appearances on the cliff ledge near the water. Mind you majority of the hike is on the ledge. If camping comes to mind going or coming back, you can camp at mile 2, mile 6, and at the end of the trail. Anyways, when you get to Crawler’s Ledge, just before mile 7, is where it opens up and the views get better. Be prepared to hear the helicopters the entire hike. Just before you descend to the beach, there’s a Kalalau sign and just to the left you get slapped with another amazing view. It’s a great hike. Just remember to stop then look. It can be slick along the trail so mind your step. Plenty of streams along the way, so replenish your water sources (filter). Fruit trees scattered about at the end and a waterfall as well to clean up and replenish your water sources. If you have extra food you don’t need, pass it on to some of the folks that stay camped out at Kalalau Beach. Enjoy!

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