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Maybe we're spoiled... it wasn't a bad hike we just expected a little more vantage points. 3.5/5
Open exposure. No trees. Definitely recommend a start in the morning as it is VERY hot. Awesome home. Lots of different sized rocks and challenges along the way. Steep incline as well. About a 3 hour round trip.
The hardest part of the hike was the paved road when you first start off. After that the incline is very bearable. Great scenic spots throughout the trip up with your waterfalls in the distance as a great back drop. Only saw a couple waterfalls with a couple more dried out ones. The track can be muddy even when it hasn't rained for a couple days so be sure to wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty.
Blaine K. on Waihe'e Ridge Trail
Easy access right off of Kahekili Highway. Ample parking and oddly not that crowded for being a weekend trek for us. We saw shatter auto glass on the ground so be mindful of your valuables and where you place your belongings in your car for potential theft.
The first 100 yards or so is a concrete driveway that leads to a Water Tank. The part gets steep quickly so be ready for a burst in your heart rate and a burn in the quads.
Breaking left you'll get to the trailhead. Careful of the mud in the first half of the trail regardless if it's been raining. Hiking poles would improve traction and stability in this area but lots of people will also leave hiking sticks at the beginning of the trail itself.
Views are spectacular literally every step of the way.
Parking was nice and easy to find, start of trail started steep and then into muddy area for a bit .. not a rugged trail but got heart rate up enough to stop a few times .. past several people on trail going up and coming back all very nice , got to top and clouds had rolled in a bit then started clearing just as fast .. coming back down was little tough on our knees but made it fine .. charted hike with trail map and it was right on .. I recommend this hike to any one that is fit ..
Very, very muddy. The worst is at the beginning, but there are muddy patches all the way up. Other than that, this is a great trail! In my opinion, on the more difficult side of moderate. I also have a hard time believing it's only 4 miles... my pedometer said more like 5.5... The listed elevation gain also seems low to me compared to other hikes I've done, but I don't have a way to measure and prove that. Let's just say, this is a challenging hike. It was a bit cloudy, but the clouds rolled through enough to get some great pictures from the top this afternoon!