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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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Makapu'u Lighthouse
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

***Whale Watching.
Easy paved path if you do well hiking with on a incline. Great for strollers and kids (toddlers kept close). Direct sun so wear proper gear, bring water and enjoy a snack at the top.

Pack out what you pack in...graffiti prohibited ~we are here to see natures beauty not your handy work!

Smile and share the Aloha Spirit with fellow hikers local or from abroad!

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Manoa Falls Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful foliage (many different species of plants, trees and bamboo). During the wet seasons the waterfall is beautiful and more than a trickle! Great views of the mountains that surround the trail. Be sure to keep an eye out for the folklore activity...these trails can be haunted :)

(((Remember))) Regardless of how easy a hike may appear don't look like a tourist and wear flip flops (I have no desire to carry you out). Rocks are slippery, patches of mud will be found throughout and stair work. One should be well prepared especially if bringing toddlers on this hike! (Water, Shoes, Socks) Umbrella is recommended (after all you are in a rainforest type area).

Please respect the trail... Take out what you bring in~do not add to or take from! Graffiti artists leave your carving tools and paint at home! If you see such activity please report offenders!

Be kind to fellow hikers :) Greet with aloha or mahalo if stopping to admire the beauty kindly step to the side as to not block the trail or thank those that do move for you

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Koko Crater Railway Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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

So I just did this trail on October 23rd and went at about 4pm because I read that there was only a guard posted from 4am-4pm. This information was wrong and I got there right when they were changing shifts so a new guard was just arriving. I wasn't about to turn back so instead of walking to the entrance, I climbed the side of the mountain below the entrance and then traversed across to the stairs well out of sight of the guard. It was actually really easy and there is so much brush and trees that the guard doesn't have a clear line of sight until you are 300-400 yards up the trail. The bottom line is be respectful of the houses in the neighborhood when you park and walk in and don't cause issues. I highly highly recommend this trail and going in the daytime was so much better than pre-dawn because you could see everything!

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Awini Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

We only did the hike down to the black beach. Well worth the trip! Another place to bring your bathing suit along!

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Papakolea Green Sand Beach
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

I would like that again if it took 3 hours to get to that view! Be sure to take bathing suit and a towel.

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Papakolea Green Sand Beach
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

I would hike this trail for that view if it took me 3 hours. Bring a towel and bathing suits! We will be back.

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Lyon Arboretum
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Beautiful area and hike. As others have said it isn't a hard hike and it is wonderfully well kept. We weren't expecting to have to sign in so that caught us by surprise. It also isn't pet friendly which is something to note. Still the surroundings are gorgeous and there are lots of plants to look at. Definitely recommend it!

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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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