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hiking
10 hours ago

This hike is dog friendly.
Bring sunscreen or a hat because there will be no shade. Only 2 trees to stop under and hide from the sun on your way down one of the slopes.
Theres a total of about 3 slopes to get to the bridge and cave. I would suggest you looping around and not going the same way you come down from.

hiking
11 hours ago

Muddy as hell. Theres a hose at the parking lot to wash off.
Sun won't be able to hit those thick forest jungle so the ground will likely constantly be muddy.

rock climbing
11 hours ago

Definitely not as easy as it seems. The hike has a very steep uphill in the beginning which leads to the ridge where you have a cliff drop off to your right and a steep forest hill to your left. Once you're on the ridge it is straight rock climbing. When it isn't raining the dirt is very dry when I went. It is the grey dirt which is fine like sand unlike the red dirt you normally see on hikes.
Not pet/kid friendly.

easy fun and beautiful!... enjoy

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hiking
14 hours ago

This trail is very hard to follow. We turned left when the loop split. We missed the turn to continue and had to retrace our steps using the offline map I had already downloaded (luckily). Finding the waterfall was easy but after that the trail was not well marked and we got lost several times. Once we finally found the trail (using the map) it was very steep up the ridge and very overgrown. I would rate this hike as hard due to the un marked trail and steep climbs up the ridge. If you're looking for a view this is not the hike for you. The waterfall is just ok. This hike took us 4 hours to complete.

hiking
16 hours ago

Went with my kids and baby. Had to backtrack because we passed the mango tree. Our short little legs had a hard time climbing down the rocky part of the trail. It rained a little so the trail was slippery. The waterfall is pretty small and not what we expected. We decided to come back the way we came because we didn't want to chance the other half of the trail with everyone's reviews saying that half isn't maintained.

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22 hours ago

I've done this hike 167 times as of yesterday.

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!"


(4) EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION in the valley.

Contrary to uninformed speculation, public record shows police action occurs on average every day.

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