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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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Kapilau Ridge Trail to Wailuku Cross
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Park on the East side of Alu Rd. Trail begins right by the electric lines and cane grass. Bring snacks, water, knife, and wear good shoes. Trail is relatively difficult. My husband, our 6 year old, 4 year old and myself were able to make it to the top and back down within an hour and half. We had plenty of mini breaks and the boys had fun sliding down half the mountain on the dead pine needles. A light rain started and made the trail a bit more of a challenge, but my husband said that Waihe'e Ridge and Windmill trail are definetly more treacherous. So! If you're in good shape and like a fun trail with beautiful pines, this is it! Have fun, be safe, and God Bless!

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Moleka and Ualakaa Trails
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49 Completed 5 Reviews

This was a great little hike! My boyfriend and I weren't finished after doing Diamond Head and just happened upon this little gem. We started at the trailhead right off the road and ran into a local who told us how many options we had when it came to the trails in this area. There are tons! Sadly, since we're here on vacation we won't be able to explore them all. I definitely recommend checking this area out, though. Easy hiking and lots of beautiful, exotic plants that we aren't used to seeing in the PNW. The trail itself was a little muddy, but in no way unwalkable. If we make it back to Oahu next winter, we're going to hike this area again!

Mahalo!

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Diamond Head (Le'ahi) Summit Trail
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49 Completed 5 Reviews

This is undoubtably the most crowded "trail" I've ever been on. We arrived around 7:30 and there were already LOTS of people there. Even so, it's a great little stroll with panoramic views of Honolulu from the top. There's really no reason not to do it if you're in the city. It's crowded, but everyone we encountered was polite and several people offered to take photos for us when they saw us taking "selfies". We did see people sporting inappropriate footwear. Yes, the path is partially paved, but it turns into an uneven, rough mess through the middle portion and there are stairs at the end. Do yourself a favor, don't wear slippahs. Definitely don't wear heels! (I swear I don't know what goes through some people's minds sometimes.) You'll save yourself a sprained ankle (or worse) by putting on shoes and socks.

Mahalo!

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