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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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Hanakapi'ai Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

An excellent hike. We did this as a boys trip during our family vacation with our 62 year old father and 3 sons in our 30-40 of varing physical condition. I must say that this is a beautiful hike and has spoiled me for most others now. We started around 11 am and got back around 5pm. Lots of hikers, well marked and maintained trails. The last 3/4 mile to the falls took longer than the other 1.25 going from the beach to the falls. This section is super technical with a decent fall below if you slip. Just go slow and be smart and you will be fine unless you have vertigo then your hosed. Most people on the trail were in decent or better shape but we saw many folks above 60 and several below 10. Caution, your feet will get wet several times. No way around that. make sure you are prepared for that. I hiked in a Tivo type sandal and it was perfect. I kept them on while swimming at the falls. The falls are amaizing. I just floated on my back and enjoyed the falls for 20 minutes. You will get lost in the beauty even in the very cold water. The hike back was hot and the rain soaked the trail so the going was much slower.

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Koko Crater Railway Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Amazing, very hard and dangerous. Avoid the people who are running up and down, they might harm you too! On you way back be very careful on the bridge, it's the most dangerous part your legs might start to vibrate because tiredness. Don't strath it fast trust me it's gonna get very hard the last 500 stairs, I believe there are 1050 stairs.

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Maunawili Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Loved it, it's not easy at all, be careful on the bridge while you are heading back, that's the hardest part, avoid people who are running up and down, they might harm you too!

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Maunawili Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

If you started the hike and nobody was there, don't do it. Especially if it was afternoon, you can get lost for hours. No signs at all, totally chaos, I don't care about the mud and u knew it's gonna be muddy, I don't care about the roots but I do care about some simple right signs. After we passed reached the second river sign was telling me to walk up the river! I passed the river and tried to find the trail, I couldn't find it, went back and took the other trail up and it was impossible to finish that one because plants would skin you alive, no trail left right there. I'm super disappointed that I couldn't reach the falls, first time ever I couldn't find my way back on a trail easily and it was getting dark. Everybody is talking about a high traffic, I saw at the most 6 people. Don't go there, it's a disaster.

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Powerline Trail (northern access)
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Only take this trail if it's few dry days passed - when it's wet its not possible to go through. I couldn't make all the way because of that and I hadn't enjoy walking near the powerline much.

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Mahaulepu Beach to Kawelikoa Point
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Wonderful cliffs all the way through. Start from shipwreck beach near Hyatt and enjoy easy walk - it can be done even in slippers.

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Hanakapi'ai Falls Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Awesome hike. Start early (6-7 am) before it gets crowded. Most of trip is around the trees - and early morning there will be not a sunny side. With good hiking skills round trip to parking will be round 3-4 hours, depends on how much time you want to enjoy the falls and views on the way.

Take more water, less weight and eat salty crackers on the way - salt helps your body to keep water.

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Kauapea "Secret" Beach
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

I would name it "not so secret" beach. Easy spot - walk left when you face the sea for a little waterfall and more waves vs cliffs battles.

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Hanakapi'ai Beach (Kalalau Trail)
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Great hike, with probably the BEST views you will ever see on a hike!!! It is not that hard of a hike if you wear the proper running shoes, please don't go with sandals.... I saw a couple of girls and they had to turn around. It is muddy and slippery in some spots. There is nothing crazy, the climbs are easy so are the downhill portions. There was some people that seemed to have problems, it is not for people that are not in decent shape. But the views are all worth it!! Bring at least 1-2 litres of water, and some snacks to have once you reach the beach. DO NOT swim in the winter months. We were there when the first northern swell of the season was coming in, and ohhh the waves. 10 footers that would sweep away the best swimmer. If you wan to cool off go in the river at the beach.

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Pu'u Manamana Turnover Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

We only did the first steep climb up to the top of the Crouching Lion,.(also known as the ''Crouching Lion Mini-Hike) It is not easy and some parts even have a rope someone put there to help you climb, shows you how steep it is... Takes about 25-30 minutes to get on top of the Lion. The views are amazing from there, we did not continue on the ridge, it did look very impressive and a bit dangerous from there on. I went a bit up the ridge alone and saw where a girl fell and died last year of a couple of hundred feet cliff.
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