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this is the most beautiful beach we have ever visited!! it is heaven on Earth!!

Well worth the hike. Just beautiful!

8 hours ago

Is there a reason that we can hike by ourselves on this trail? And what's with the guards?

Love this trail. Definitely challenging, but totally worth it. Done it twice already and my boyfriend has done it 4 times. We're willing to take hikers along with us and provide transportation if needed for $65. If anyone is interested email me at rbalaskovits@gmail.com

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9 hours ago

The pools was very nice. I found out after down the road a bit is a trail that leads from the road to the pools versus taking the rocky trailhead down.

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10 hours ago

Gorgeous views and a great workout. A little bit crowded though

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10 hours ago

I only recommend taking this route to the Haiku Stairs if you care more about the ridge hiking aspect than the stairs themselves. In my opinion, to fully experience the stairs, you need to hike either up or down them.

I hiked this as a one way, going up the stairs and ending in Moanalua Valley Trail. Do not underestimate Moanalua Middle Ridge! It is steep, narrow, and most importantly crazy muddy near the summit. If you are into that type of ridge hiking then this is the challenge for you!

The stairs are a bonus at the end, but like I said, if you want to experience Stairway to Heaven, you need to go up or down the stairs. Simply stopping at the top doesn't do them justice, especially since it's likely your view will be impeded by the clouds. This hike is fun and exciting regardless and is definitely worth a try if you are up to the challenge.

For more on my adventure, check out my blog post!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/06/25/Haiku-Stairs-to-Moanalua-Middle-Ridge

Looking to meet up with someone who has done this before in order to help me and my wife check this hike off of our honeymoon bucket list.
I have no problem backing extra water and goodies for you to help be a temporary guide.
I'm looking to catch some epic drone footage.

Shoot me an email justinblinn@hotmail.com, add me on FB or SC/IG jblinn17

A secluded and magical hike. You are hiking in one of the first areas of Hawaii settled by the Polynesians. The waterfall at the end of the hike (Moa'lua Falls) is one of the prettiest I've seen in all the Hawaiian Islands. It's a tall, two-tiered waterfall with strong flow and a large swimming hole at the bottom.

To hike this, you should book the cultural tour. It is on private land and I can tell you from experience the locals don't take too kindly to tourists who are not part of a tour group. Also, the falls will be a challenge to find without a guide, although I will say this GPS track is pretty spot on.

For more on my adventure here, check out my blog post!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/06/15/Halawa-Falls-Hike---Molokai

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11 hours ago

Great hike to a beautiful beach. Really crowded. I would suggest trying to go during the week!

You have to book this through Damien Tours to do this hike. $80 gets you the permit to hike and includes the tour through Kalawao County (the preserved colony).

Really beautiful coastal hike through a series of switchbacks along the northern coast of Molokai. The trail ends at a secluded beach giving you a great perspective of Molokai's massive sea cliffs (largest in the world!) and the northern coast. Has a similar feel to some of the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. Definitely worth the entry fee in my opinion!

For more on my adventure here, check out my blog post!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/06/14/Kalaupapa-Trail---Molokai

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11 hours ago

This is not Hahahione, but the western ridge of Kuli'ou'ou. This ridge will take you to Pu'u O Kona, one of the prominent peaks of the Ko'olaus. You can connect this ridge to the main Kuli'ou'ou to make it a loop hike. Definitely a challenging ridge hike though with some steep sections, narrow ridges, and rock climbing. The views are awesome though if you catch it on a clear day.

For more on this hike, check out my blog post!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/05/30/Puu-O-Kona-via-Kuliouou-Ridge

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11 hours ago

Short and sweet hike little hike. That little rock is known as Mauna Lahilahi and is definitely worth a climb. It's probably the only hike on this island that includes rock climbing but can be considered an easy hike. Once you summit, you are treated with amazing views of the Waianae Range and the western coast.

For more info on this hike, check out my blog post!
https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/05/14/Mauna-Lahilahi