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Finished this trail for the second time yesterday. Definitely one of my favorites. You can go at any pace! Great views of the valleys and of H3 going in to the mountains. You can find the plane that crashed. Climb over and under a few fallen trees. Find some dairy doors. Great for bird watching and identifying plants! Both times I've gone, I brought my 3 year old and had a blast. She walked most and I had to put her in the carrier a couple of times. Just bring lots if extra water and snacks if you bring your kids. Make sure to bring lots of bug spray as well, the bugs can be brutal. This is a dog friendly hike as well, again, just bring extra water for them!
Second time to this hike. The trail was in very good condition due to generally good weather the week before today. During my last trip to this hike the bottom of the ridge nearing the end was made especially difficult due to a high amount of mud. This time around it wasn't an issue at all. Passages aren't too narrow and easy to navigate through but there are a few downed trees which you have to go under or over which could be an issue for people carrying small children or a lot of gear. A friend and I completed this hike in 2.5 hours with stops to rest and for photo opportunities. Not the most incredible open views, but the ones that you do see are very nice ones of the valley and of H3. Looking forward to doing this hike again.
Parking can be a challenge. There are three parking areas. I parked at the first after circling once. It's okay since the counterclockwise trail ends at the second parking and the short walk to the car was down hill.
The trail is wide at most spots buts does narrow and gets rough and muddy. There were several people on the trail with small kids in carriers. Good luck. They looked beat less than midway through.
Most of the trail is covered by trees so the sun and heat were not a problem. Some bugs near the end when you cross the creek. Good hike. Took under two hours to go the 4.5 miles.
Highly recommend going the the Aiea Bowl afterwards.
Very family friendly loop. There are great spots along the way to take a break and enjoy the scenery. The trail is wide and well marked and give how popular it is, the path is well worn in. There is one section on the back half where it is a bit more muddy and a bit more challenging. Over all, I enjoyed this loop a lot. I plan on repeating this one for sure!