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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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CLOSED: Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
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Erica Brannon and anyone else interested in hiking up between 3/24 and 3/39, email me :) jocelynj0819@gmail.com. Me and a friend are coming in from Washington State and would love to give it a shot, with a group!

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CLOSED: Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
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My cousin Daylenn Pua hiked Haiku Trail on Feb. 27 2015! He has pics on via text showing he been on the trail! He hasn't been found yet! There is search & rescue out but the weather hasn't been good making them hard to see from the fog! Please help us find him!!! You can know more on Hawaii News Now!!! If you been on the trail on that day please contact the police! Thank you!!!! & if you want to go on this hike please change your mind helicopters been saving a lot of people these past few days that hiked Haiku Stairs!!!

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CLOSED: Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
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Hello

My wife and myself would like to do the moanalau ridge trail to haiku stairs on March 2nd. Anyone else want to hike with us and share the cabfare?

We are avid hikers (we did the olomana hike today)

Please contact me at "rvenugopal @ gmail com".

Thanks
-Venu

PS : I have scoped out where Haiku stairs starts and how to enter / exit the area.

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CLOSED: Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
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I am going to hike moanalua ridge trail March 1st or 2nd and going down the stairs. I have one car to park at the beginning or end. Anyone interested in parking another car on the opposite side to save a 50$ cab ride? Shoot me an email at smartalarms12@gmail.com

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Manoa Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved this hike and the waterfall was pretty.

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CLOSED: Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

My wife and I are hiking moanalua ridge trail tomorrow, the 1st, and going down the stairs. We have one car to park at the beginning or end. Anyone interested in parking another car on the opposite side to save a 50$ cab ride? Shoot me an email nickpearson1990@gmail.com.

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CLOSED: Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
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My wife and I are hiking moanalua ridge trail tomorrow, the 1st, and going down the stairs. We have one car to park at the beginning or end. Anyone interested in parking another car on the opposite side to save a 50$ cab ride? Shoot me an email nickpearson1990@gmail.com.

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CLOSED: Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)
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We hiked the Moanalua ridge trail to the Haiku stairs yesterday. It was awesome! We parked and left from Moanalua Valley Park. We took the trail out of the park to the Kulana'ahne trail head, went 20 ft past it and took the VERY NEXT TRAIL to the left. It curved back and down a little but was easy to find. It had a pink flag on the trail. On the way to the Kulana'ahne trail head we crossed 7 bridges followed by 10 concrete river crossings. Some people say it is about 2.5 miles in and that seemed about right. There were some mud holes on the way that you could mostly walk around. It was beautiful through that trail! Looked like something from Jurassic Park. It was easy and flat to this point.
Once you're on the Moanalua Ridge trail you go up and up and up some more. It's fairly steep. We took our time because you end up hiking on a ridge and on both sides of the trail it's nearly straight down. There is plenty of width to the trail though. It was very scenic on the way up. It got pretty muddy towards the top. I can see why some people use spikes on their shoes. But most of the steep muddy parts have ropes for you to hang on to. (It's not the kind of ropes you strap into to rock climb some sites are misleading. I wouldn't call it ropes sections the ropes just help you climb up without slipping). The muddiest part was at the top and crossing to the Haiku stairs. I wouldn't do this in the rain!
Once at the stairs things were easy going. There are amazing views from the top and along the way! The stairs are in great condition. There is just one section that was damaged by the mudslide and you can actually still walk on or along the stairs through it. It's very easy to get around. Don't let this scare you from hiking it!
Once we got down we talked to the guard who was super chill. He knew we hiked from Moanalua so we didn't even get warned of a ticket. He was very nice. We were told that you don't get a ticket if you only come down the stairs as there aren't any no trespassing signs from the top.
We did have an issue once we got down trying to find out way out to the neighborhood though. We went through the fence to a trail through the bamboo forest but it must've been the wrong one as it led us right to the school. I would try and figure a better way out.
We took a cab back to our car which was $51 plus a tip.
I would highly recommend going this way! I feel it was way more scenic than taking the stairs up and down and you don't risk getting a ticket! Might want to be in decent shape though. Our legs are pretty sore today!

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

Me and my wife plan to do this hike between March 2-4... Anyone interested joining us? We have never done the hike...

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Ehukai Pillboxes
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Great quick hike. The trailhead wasn't marked but it was still easy to find. There are plenty of great north shore views. I went with my wife and dog and it took us about an hour and a half to walk out to the pillbox and back. We took several breaks along the way to look at the scenery and water the dog. The beginning was very humid but as we got up to the pillbox it became very cool and breezy. We only came across one other person on the trail while we were out there but it looks like someone goes out there regularly to keep the trail clean. I wouldn't mind going again to explore some of the side trails out there.

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