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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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Recent Reviews

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Alaka'i Swamp Trail
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

We loved this hike! We did it in about 5 hours with a few breaks for lunch and snacks. for us it was not very muddy... but I can see how it can be an issue after rain. we took our 2 1/2 month old with us in his sling carrier all the way to the end with no problems, but I really don't recommend it. We didn't see another kid the whole day except for a few teens. we also carried sandwiches and drank 9 bottles of water between the 2 of us. I had to drink a lot since it was hot and I was breastfeeding.

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Kuliouou Ridge
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

Great hike and workout. Careful on the roots or you will end up on your butt in a hurry. Lots of dogs out on the trail today. The view from the top makes this hike well worth the trip up the hill.

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Pipiwai Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Agree with all other reviewers - beautiful bamboo forrest, Waimoku Falls is a sight to behold, and wrapping everything up with a dip in the pools is great. I prefer loops to out-and-back trails, and especially after hours driving on the curvy Hana Highway, the fact that I had to hike back out the way I came in felt like forever, but it was definitely worth it! And please, wear sturdy, waterproof boots or sport sandals. I had a fine time in my Tevas, but my husband got his shoes wet (because it is a WET trail) and ended up with a nasty blister.

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Hauula Loop Trail
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11 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked this trail yesterday with family of 4 and our dog. Had a great time, not too difficult at all. The trail only had a couple of muddy spots, easily circumnavigated, lots of shade, but not much breeze, and a few nice views. Only saw 2 other groups/pairs of people so this one was much better than the trails closer to Honolulu. Not much of a waterfall (I had filtered Alltrails to show waterfall hikes), more of a trickle but not much rain lately. Still nice to soak the t-shirts to stay cool or wade into one of the small pools to cool off. We parked across the neighborhood on Kam hwy and walked in, since there are very aggressive signs up that say no parking near the trailhead. Neighborhood is very shady looking, gates, bars and junkyard-type dogs, if that says anything.

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Laie Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

This is an awesome trail running or MTB trail. Initially I was upset for wearing my boots but they came in handy where it got muddy. The water temp at the falls is cool but not cold. The elevation change is so gradual that this does not feel like a 10 mile hike.

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Olomana Trail (Three peaks)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Completed all 3 peaks. Very rewarding! coming back is easier than going out between peaks 2 and 3

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Ehukai Pillboxes
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4 Completed 3 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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