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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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Kolowalu Trail
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95 Completed 68 Reviews

Took a more direct approach to the Koolaus via Kolowalu trail, a steep finger ridge trail that connects to Wa'ahila Ridge. Can be strenuous for a novice hiker or someone who is not in good shape. It pretty much rained the entire time which adds more thrills ( and spills) to this short journey to the Koolaus ( Awa'awa'loa is a hill on the range). Lost phone connection a few times so my one-way track is incomplete.
Total miles: 3 Elevation gain = 2,400 feet Total time = 4 hrs. 21 mins.

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Polihale Beach - Kauai
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

This is a fantastic beach. Wide and beautiful white sand. I would recommend you go in SUV the road is rough on a regular car. Not a good swimming beach.

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Hanalei River Kayak
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

This is a great way to spend an afternoon and get a little exercise in a pretty place. It would be a good family activity as well. There are really no good spots to beach the kayak and take a break so you are pretty much in the boat from beginning until end unless you paddle out toward the bay.

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Shipwreck Beach Keoniloa Bay
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

Dana's review is right on, so no need to repeat it. The only thing we would add is that we were there during the winter months and we saw a lot of whale actvity offshore. The views are breath taking.

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Kuilau Ridge Trail to overlook
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

This is a great trail for the entire family and it offers some pretty nice vistas as well.

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Nounou-East Trail
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

This is a great trail that goes uo the east side of the "sleeping giant". When wet it can and will be very slippery. There is one spot about half way up where the trail is washed out....you can get by it you just need to be careful.
The views off this trail are fantastic!

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Lydgate State Park
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

Not much to say, but that this is a great trail that is suited for everyone

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Waihe'e Ridge Trail
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

This is another great hike. With stops along the way it is about 3 hours round trip. I would rate this as a moderate to strenous tral to hike.. It is fairly steep in spots and you gain a good bit in elevation. Go early so that you get to the top before the clouds setttle in and you climb all the to be able to see nothing. You will need good shoes and we strongly recommend hiking sticks. If you go after a rain it will be muddy and slick.

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H.A. Baldwin Beach Park
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

This is a good easy walk for everyone at all levels. Half of it is next to the ocean and half of it is paved running next to the highway. Just a word for families that you will go past a few hundred yards of beach that is secluded and used as a nudist beach. Other that that, it is a great 40 minute walk/hike

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Twin Falls Trail
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

This is a good easy trail for everyone. Nice well maintained gravel paths. there are about 4 differenr viewing areas for either small rapids or larger falls. Going to the actual twin falls at the end of the path you will need to cross a stream so wear shoes that can get wet or plan to stop and take your shoes off and on.

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