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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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Okolehao Trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

The first 1/2 mile of the hike was extremely muddy, which is to be expected this time of year. Wear shoes that cover your ankles and bring plenty of mosquito repellant! After you get past the first little bit of the trail, it begins to get very steep before it levels out. It also is much dryer as well making the hike much more enjoyable.

Overall, try it out. the views are great and it's only about a 60-90 minute commitment. If you aren't staying in the North Shore, I wouldn't drive far to do this hike. If you're down south and you want to drive to the North Shore to do a hike, do the Kalalau Trial. I'd drive and fly from anywhere in the world to do that one!

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CLOSED - Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Whoever wants to go next week, kindly message me. I am really interested. Thank you!

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CLOSED - Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

honestly, if these stairs are closed and dangerous, WHY DONT YOU JUST TAKE THEM DOWN!!!???? if the stairs are there and available, i would climb on them too. just saying.

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Kaiwa Ridge (Pillbox) Trail
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27 Completed 19 Reviews

Decent hike with great views of the islands and pretty waters below of lanikai beach.

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Makapu'u Lighthouse
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27 Completed 19 Reviews

Easy paved trail. Good place to spot whales in winter months. The hike to the shoreline is much more enjoyable with some really interesting tide pools to the right once you hit the shore.

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Makapu'u Lighthouse
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

I loved this place! I decided to do some real hiking at the top of the paved walkway and turned this into a 2.5 mile excursion up the natural lava flows terrain to a lookout point with a super 360 degree view. I went late afternoon and watched a majestic sunset. Then I continued hiking on top of the peak on a very narrow trail that the locals use then came down through grasslands one lava stones to join the paved walkway. Very windy especially at the top peak hiking.

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Waimea Valley Trail
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27 Completed 19 Reviews

Decent scenery but too crowded and not worth the $15 fee.

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Maunawili Falls Trail
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27 Completed 19 Reviews

Mud mud mud. Rocks and roots are your best friend on this trail. Recommend a hiking stick or two to prevent wipeouts.

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Twin Falls Trail
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26 Completed 15 Reviews

Short hike to a waterfall. But it's in Maui so it was awesome.

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Pu'u Manamana Turnover Trail
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27 Completed 19 Reviews

Great hike. Moderately challenging. Wouldn't recommend going on a very windy day like I did due to mostly ridge line hiking with steep drop offs on each side. Amazing views of the north shore. Look closely for manta ray and other sea mammals in the waters below!

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