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Hiking Kealia Trail: The Western Frontier of Oahu

Hiking Kealia Trail: The Western Frontier of Oahu

Kealia Trail is one of the loveliest hikes on the island of Oahu, gifting its trekkers with glimpses of azul waters through its leafy vegetation, and offering some of the purest vibes around. You just don’t find that on all the hikes these days – pure vibes – that is. Many hikes on Oahu have exploded in popularity in recent years, which is awesome! That means more people are getting out there and adventuring and appreciating the beauty and luster…

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Hiking Lahaina Pali Trail

Hiking Lahaina Pali Trail

My New Year’s Resolution for 2019 was to go on more hikes. (Okay, to at least go on 1 hike.) You’d think this wouldn’t be a problem with all the outdoor opportunities afforded to me as a Maui local, but as someone who spends most of his waking hours typing on a laptop, the concept of hiking is its own mountain to climb. So when my friends pitched me to go with them on the Lahaina Pali Trail – which…

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Lulumahu Falls Trail

Lulumahu Falls Trail

Lulumahu Falls Trail is about 2-2.5-mile round trip of moderate difficulty. This adventurous hike through the bamboo forest ends at a fantastic little piece of paradise with a swimmable waterfall. The trail is located on private land, owned by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, and technically a permit is needed to hike here. Most people don’t obtain the permit. Be aware that the trail is unmarked and hard to follow. I hope this guide will help you find your way…

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Lanikai Pillbox Hike

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

Lanikai Pillbox Hike is an easy, pleasant and beautiful trail, located in the prestigious neighborhood of Lanikai, on the east side of the island of Oahu. It’s also known as Kaiwa Ridge Trail. Lanikai means “heavenly sea”, and this scenic trail depicted exactly that: clear blue ocean with the iconic Mokulua islands as its backdrop. From the start of the hike to the second pillbox is 0.6 mile. People usually turn around at the second pillbox, however, it is possible…

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Hiking on Lanai: Koloiki Ridge Trail

Hiking on Lanai: Koloiki Ridge Trail

Koloiki Ridge Trail is a four-hour hike through a variety of terrains on the island of Lanai. It’s a lovely, mostly shaded trail with amazing views at the end. The trail is a gem of hiking on Lanai and it is a must to appreciate the true beauty of this island. Koloiki Ridge Trail is 4.5 miles round trip, it has red marking signs from one to fourteen; fourteen being the end of the trail. Lanai is a smaller, less populated…

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Awa’awapuhi Trail of Waimea Canyon – the Magical Eel Valley

Awa’awapuhi Trail of Waimea Canyon – the Magical Eel Valley

Awa’awapuhi Trail is located in the beautiful Waimea Canyon, on the west side of the island of Kauai. Waimea Canyon is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Awa’awapuhi Trail is a spectacular hike within the Waimea Canyon, with the most stunning view of the Na Pali coast at the end of its 3.25 mile hike to the lookout. The trail is moderately difficult, and people that are physically fit would enjoy this hike. It’s 6.5 miles round trip,…

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Manoa Falls and Maunawili Falls – Two Great Hikes in Honolulu Watershed Forest

Manoa Falls and Maunawili Falls – Two Great Hikes in Honolulu Watershed Forest

Hawaii is known for some amazing natural sites. Among them are the waterfalls of the Honolulu Watershed. The two most popular waterfalls accessible to tourists on Oahu are Manoa Falls and Maunawili Falls. The trails are maintained by the city and county of Honolulu, so they are safe, but also rocky and wet. It is Hawaii and rain can happen anytime, from a drizzle to a downpour. So be prepared for rain anytime you hike in Hawaii. Related: What is…

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Crouching Lion Hike: A Walk through the Jungle

Crouching Lion Hike: A Walk through the Jungle

The Crouching Lion is a formidable hike, only for experienced hikers. It is formidable because of the steep climb through the thick forest, stepping over large tree roots webbing throughout the trail, slippery grounds, overgrown bushes, and the risky walk on knife-edge hilltops with sharp 1000 feet drop offs. Want to feel like Tarzan for a day? This is your jungle! The Crouching Lion is also known as the Pu’u Manamana. Pu’u in Hawaiian means “hill”, and Manamana means “supernatural…

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Koko Head Trail Hike: a 1048-step challenge

Koko Head Trail Hike: a 1048-step challenge

I like my life simple, with challenges. Same reason that I like Koko Head Trail, located on the island of Oahu; it is a simple, straight upward, and a challenging hike. It was an automatic choice for me to take my friend to when she came to visit me. Koko Head Trail, also known as Koko Crater Trail, is located inside the Koko Head District Park at 423 Kaumakani St, Honolulu, HI 96825. It is a short ten-minute drive from…

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Oahu Hikes: Laie Falls Trail and Kaiwa Ridge Trail

Oahu Hikes: Laie Falls Trail and Kaiwa Ridge Trail

On my first visit to the island of Oahu I had a rough plan of what experiences, hikes and sites I would like to take part in while vacationing. I knew that I wanted to make hiking a priority and I’m so glad that I did. Whether the hike ends at a waterfall (Laie Falls Trail) or with a spectacular view from a trek to somewhere high above (Kaiwa Ridge Trail), each hike will give you a whole new perspective…

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