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hiking
17 days ago

Very cute and pleasant trail. Very interesting.

Very interesting place. Nice hike.

Neat history, certainly a bland hike for the adventurous type, but it's island identity.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

The Kaunala Loop Trail is really an amalgamation of three separate paths. Each of which with something different to offer.

The Kaunala Trail proper is about 2.5 miles long and offers wilderness, shade, wildlife and cooling waters.

The service road is coarse gravel and stone hill climb to an amazing view spanning from Kaena Point to Wahiawa.

The phantom road, as I call it, offers visions of a post apocalyptic world without people. This derelict stretch of road doesn't appear on any maps I've scene and has a very "zombies around the corner" vibe. Fun for the whole family.

For full review visit: https://astephengetty.wordpress.com/trail-blog/kaunala-loop-trail/

trail running
25 days ago

Gorgeous views.

hiking
1 month ago

Deceptively long hike for me and the kids. Took us four hours.

hiking
1 month ago

Wow just wow. All the good things in the other reviews are true!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Probably the best hike I've ever been on. Be prepared for lots of overgrowth and unclear trail markings, mostly near the trailhead. Long pants are a must. Even a long sleeved shirt for certain portions. Absolutely worth it as the view was stunning and the trail was completely ours. Didn't pass anyone on the way out or the way back in. Humidity, the unmaintained trail, and the elevation loss/gain make this not for the first time hiker. Expect 4-5 hours at a moderate effort with time for viewing.

Completed twice, 2011 and 2013. One of our favorite hikes. Wear long pants if you do not want to get your legs cut up as others have mentioned. On a clear day you are rewarded with breathtaking views of the coast. Watch for helicopters below when you near the end. Watch weather prior to leaving as coming back in the rain is not fun (from experience. Do not think you can just walk up and complete; not for beginners. Start early end early and go get a drink.