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Quick and easy trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end

Great view of the surf crashing on the rocks.
Muddy trail.

Sérieuse randonnée qui se termine avec une vue sur le cratère Napau.
Marche en 2 parties:
-1 sur la lave
-2 dans la jungle
Pour la 2 eme partie c’est bien d’avoir un pantalon et une chemise qui couvre les bras car on passe dans des broussailles

Amazing trail with beautiful views

on Wailua Falls Trail

hiking
11 hours ago

After seeing the falls from above the day before, We decided we had to climb down. As stated, it's short, steep, and slippery, but it is worth the climb. It definitely helps having the right shoes. If you're even slightly considering it, just do it. You won't be disappointed. Don't skip out on going behind the falls. Simply spectacular.

Hop the wall, follow the fence to the right, and look for a rope to start your descent.

on Kilauea Lighthouse

11 hours ago

Amazing views. It costs $5 to walk through but it's worth it. They have binoculars you can use if you'd like. There are a handful of stationary binoculars directed at certain points as well.

Going on Thanksgiving Day for the 195th 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

hiking
14 hours ago

I did the loop trail with an veteran hiker. We hiked about 4.5 miles, not 2.6 as stated above. It’s a challenging ‘direct’ ascent and decline with a lovely forested ridge hike in between. One treat is that the temp cools a little as you ascend

Nice easy walk with beautiful views

hiking
16 hours ago

It’s her find but really easy. Probably wouldn’t go back tho. GPS won’t take you. It takes you to a cemetery. You enter between Garden of cemetery and the cemetery. Cool pool and falls but lots of tents and homeless living there so not sure if I’d swim there

hiking
17 hours ago

hiking
17 hours ago