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Diamond Head (Le'ahi) Summit Trail

Honolulu, HI

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Diamond Head (Le'ahi) Summit Trail is a 3.6 mile trail located near Honolulu. The trail is mostly paved and rocky all the way up. There are a little over 120 stairs and also some spiral stairs that arent too bad of a climb. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Ehukai Pillboxes
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Ehhh it was ok. Not my favorite hike but it's alright. Decent views from the pillbox.

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Kukui Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I should add that this is marked as "easy" which is probably referencing the small "nature loop" near the trail head. The actual Kukui trail is certainly in the "difficult" category.

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Kukui Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

2.5 miles down to the river and other trails. (2000 foot elevation loss.) Steep, not much shade and very challenging. Bring lots of water. Crazy beautiful view, better than any canyon lookout point.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Hiked this in 2004 to the active lava flow at night. Was truly amazing but a little scary. Don't think I would go out that far again. We went out past the trail markers. You are allowed to do this as you could never get lost but also cautioned against it because of unstable land. The lava tube underground are what scared me. You can feel the heat above ground and on the return hike the cracks in the earth were glowing. Even if you don't go out that far it is a thought provoking hike, watching land at the moment of creation.

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Queen's Bath
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a great short hike. Take a swim in the pool and stay for the sunset for some great pictures.

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Kalalau Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Worth the Hike, you will have to hop and skip on some rocks :) Would hike it again and again

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Na Pali Coast Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Great

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Haleakala National Park
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34 Completed 4 Reviews

I took a few days after a business conference to hike the crater. I spent a night on the north side and a night on the south side. I found the transition from the volcanic landscape near the observatory to the alpine meadow at the far end of the crater to be truly amazing. Watching the clouds roll in at night and listening to rock slides as I fell asleep added to the adventure (not to mention a visit from a pair of nosey nene during breakfast on the first day).

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Mahaulepu Beach Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Mahaulepu Beach is on a completely different island. This states the trail is in Kamuela, HI which is on Hawai'i Island, but Mahaulepu is on the island of Kaua'i.

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Koko Crater Trail
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11 Completed 8 Reviews

This is a great quick cardio workout and spectacular views! If you're moving briskly, 20 - 25 minutes to the top. Unrelenting climb, feels like a 45 degree angle. I love the part where you're going over the open railroad ties. Very popular and busy, but plenty of parking nearby. Do it twice for an intense workout.

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