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I went to the summit and was surprised with how well the trail was. Make sure to pack a light rain jacket or an extra shirt as it is windy and can get quite cold. I had a small snack facing Kaneohe then headed back. Took me 4 hours but could be done quicker. Not a novice trail.

Great short semi intense hike and some moderate climbs but always option to go one or other side of water. Follow the pink ribbons unless they keep going through the bamboo Forrest, then go back and try to stay close to the water and you’ll find the right path back. Awesome lightly crowded path with amazing waterfall. Very good for pictures and a dip in the water. Option to continue climb to the top of it.

Easy short and mosquito heaven for an ugly area. Don’t bother...

This is an easy walk/hike with a great view. It is completely paved. Parking is limited.

Going Sunday the 19th for the 193rd time.

Here are 5 things you should know:


(1) It is the safest way to reach that elevation on Oahu.

Over the last 70+ years, no one has ever died falling on the stairs.


(2) There is a ton of trash at the top.

Bring a folded heavy-duty trash bag to help with that.


(3) Try another route - NOT through the neighborhood!

Think: when is the last time you woke up at 3am and whispered: "Honey I think there's someone outside the house!"

Two people have recently been shot with a high powered air rifle which broke the skin. That was wrong of the shooter, but it's also not surprising.


(4) EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION in the valley.

There is now a special duty Honolulu Police Department officer hired to be on-site as well as the guard.

Public record shows (contrary to popular speculation) that on average police dole out penalties every day.

Over the past three years the stairs have transitioned from a security guard after 5am, to a security guard there 24/7, and most recently a security guard 24/7 PLUS a uniformed police officer on-site to catch hikers.

Your fine is just $1,000 but collateral damage in lawyers fees, community service, plane tickets, court visits, impact on your job, etc is MANY TIMES that.

For locals, a mistake sets you back about $3,000. Visitors (with travel arrangements and time off) will be looking at roughly $5,000+

Any impact a misdemeanor has on your professional life is in addition to that

You can not be overly-cautious!


(5) This is the real Hawaii

Perhaps because you have literally stepped in-to it 3,992 times, this place immerses you in magic. You feel your heart beat, the smell the jungle, you hear the birds, you see the divine landscape, the air is cooler and fresher up there.

Along the way, I discover each time anew what it means to be human and never get tired of it.

That's the crazy part. I have not gotten tired of it yet!

Aloha
@Hawaii_Mountain.Man.Matt

Nice, easy hike, amazing jungle views with a gorgeous waterfall at the end.

Very difficult hike to the top. Be sure to pack ample water. Views are great at the top though!

Hey Everyone, I’m staying in Kailua for a few months and I really want to make this trail bc I have not made it in the last few years when I was here.

I hope that someone takes me with so I can tick it off from my bucket-list!

Send me a Email: katarinamcfarland96@web.de
or write me on IG: klmcf

I would be very happy!
Katarina

Not really a hike, but super fun nonetheless.

Hi folks, I'm planning on take the hike route during 11/19-21, and I'm looking for someone to go with me as I️ don't think going alone would be appropriate. I'm a 22 Taiwanese male, I'm friendly as fuck, Email me if your time matches my time, I️ would prefer set off in the early morning for the sunrise. kazuki10211021@gmail.com

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Easy trail that my dog absolutely loved. It got pretty "rooty" at times, but worth it for the yummy strawberry gauvas at the top.

This hike is actually 10 miles long!!! Very muddy! Climbing up the waterfalls was awesome. It rained on us at some point