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Not a hard trail, actually gently sloping the entire way. But, it is 13.1 miles so I guess that's why people think it's difficult? A bit washed out in the beginning from all the rains but after the first mile or so it's in great condition. Beautiful view at the top!
Fairly boring uphill slog on fire road to the top, then blast down the single track (low-intermediate technical level) back toward the bottom on the Kona Downhill. There's an abundance of other single track and fire roads in the immediate area, so extending the ride is non too difficult.
Great hike. The path was a little squirrely here and there from the recent rains, but it was still a nice hike. I can't imagine this will be open for vehicles any time soon. A lot of the road, particularly near the trail-head seems beyond the capability of most 4x4s.
Very tough trail right now, Landslide have taken part of the trail away, often bushwhacking and trail searching at times,
GPS is a MUST!
although just follow the streams and a good time and rewards are to be found
Its just hard work.
Tons of water from all the rains make it tougher as you often must go in the streams to keep going.
It will be an epic, hard rewarding day if you so choose.
Awesome hike. Starts with a 1.6 mile walk on the abandoned road, and then it's around 4 miles up, the trail gets pretty steep at some points so be prepared to sweat a lot if it's a hot day. 2l of water minimum. Views from the fire lookout house at the top are pretty amazing so it's definitely worth the climb.