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Did this hike today with some friends took us 7 hours it was rainy and muddy and being very careful along the crater ridgeline. A lot of people did not continue on to the crater they just did waterfalls and turned around. Which in my honest opinion is more sketchy to climb down those waterfalls than to continue around the crater. This hike is not a easy hike so I would not recommend small children or the elderly. They are some sketchy areas for sure. But we all had a big smile on our faces when we completed the hike and was grateful and humble to come out in one piece!!!

Nice views, but dis only half of it since there are no signs and it is not maintained and at one point we had no clue where to go. We ended up simply enjoying the black sand beach on the north side of the loop.

19 hours ago

Awesome hike!

4.2 mile out and back. Great workout at the end. Some stairs but no ropes. Some washed out steps due to last heavy rains. Bring water, snacks, micro spikes and rain gear. Shorts ok as trail in great shape.

easy hike with very clear paths. don't wear thongs,flip-flops

I did this when I first got here. There’s better views out there that involve an actual hike

I appreciate this spot only as a workout. The view at the top was good, but other than that nothing really to see.

23 hours ago

Went during a rainy week, trail was pretty muddy so it slowed us down. Still had a great time.

Nice, flat, easy trail that has relatively no elevation. Nice views, nice ocean breeze, and the lack of climbing means you wont easily get tired out on this trail. There's no canopy the entire time, so sunscreen isn't a bad option. Unfortunately dogs aren't allowed since it's a State Park. If you have dogs and need another trail in the vicinity, I'd recommend Kealia Trail by Dillingham Airfield.

Easy hike. Lots of birds singing. Nice waterfall at the top. My two year old grand daughter basically walked the entire route.

The trail was muddy but we went the day after a good rain.. I thought it made it a lot more fun! You’ll want to pack swim wear, it also has a rope to swing off and jump in at the falls! Nice hike in, have a nice picnic and head out with plenty of day light. Will definitely do it again on my next visit to the island.

Absolutely breathtaking. Amazing way to get back up to the rim if you start with the Sliding Sands trail.

Incredible hike! Wish we had brought backpacking gear to do the whole thing! Not a lot of elevation gain though so it was easy to do about a 10km stretch (20km total) in one day. Start really early so you can have the trail to yourself and enjoy sunrise! It gets extremely crowded later on

easy. little walk into the ☁

A fun workout hike! Views make it worth it

Hike down took about 45 minutes. I grabbed one of the walking sticks at the top and that helped a fair bit. Snorkelling was incredible. Some of the best we’ve ever seen. There was no ladder that we found so dive booties really helped to get in and out of the water. We went around 2pm and left to come back at 4:30. No one there after 3:30. Coming back took me an hour with regular stops to catch my breath. My teenage boys were 15 mins ahead. Tough with the humidity but so worth it.

Good little hike not to bad it gets muddy in the beginning if it rained but I would just plan to do it if your going to go to the beach right afterwards!

I do this hike weekly. Nice and easy a lot of people usually stop at the pillboxes but the hike continues on I say stop enjoy the view get pictures and then continue on.

Done this hike several times Easy and fun muddy but very rewarding at the end for a dip in the waterfall it’s a most go!!!

Monk seal. Birds. Epic beauty. Awesome ocean. Nuff said. Do it!

The hike is good but snorkeling was somewhat disappointing compared to the neighboring two step beach.

Easy trail. Gorgeous views!

1 day ago

This is an advanced 'hike' for experienced adventurer's only. Do not attempt this hike solo unless practicing extreme caution (make sure to check in with a friend). I recommend you read the majority of reviews so you know what you're getting yourself into. This is one of the most difficult to navigate 'trails' I've done, probably ever. I was definitely off the trail for 15-20% of the hike, if not more. Hiking up the stream is a bit easier than through the woods, but be cautious. Ideally this hike should be done with someone that's done it at least once. Or not. I did it alone, plus four or five decently long 'side-hikes' that branch off from the main path. Incredible pictures. Incredibly sketchy (at times). This is the first time I've ever felt the need to blow my hiker's safety whistle (built into my backpack) on my way back down. The whistle was only ever answered by the native birds but, I felt I had a tool if needed. From my POV, as long as I hiked downwards and not far from the stream I'd be close by. This turned out to be mostly correct. Thankfully I had trekking poles. Pants recommend. Full charge battery recommended. I left covered head to toe in mud and water. One of the most difficult sets of hikes I've done. Didn't see a single trail marker. I mostly followed muddy boot prints and broken vegetation. The views were beautiful but you should really only attempt this if you're feeling masochistic (or have some hiking friends on the island) :) Happy 420!

Aloha! I do various guided hikes with photos on Oahu. I hike often/weekly. Hiking this weekend. Feel free to check out some examples of photos on my instagram @mike.karas. You can message me there or at mikekarasphotography@gmail.com

Aloha! I do various guided hikes with photos on Oahu. I hike often/weekly. Hiking this weekend. Feel free to check out some examples of photos on my instagram @mike.karas. You can message me there or at mikekarasphotography@gmail.com

Great to take family and friends visiting on!

My family (me 47, husband 49, kids 14 and 12) really enjoyed this hike. We aren't the fittest family out there but we aren't the laziest either.... I would say it was more moderate than easy just due to length. It did not rain but it has been raining a lot here in the area. It was muddy but not bad. Wear good shoes. Rocks can be slippery. Beach is LOVELY. Cold water felt wonderful. We had no bug issues.

So many stairs! But a great view and sense of accomplishment.

Busy, but awesome views!

Quite muddy and a bit challenging up the third waterfall... but the best hike we’ve done in Oahu so far!

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