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Pali Notches

The Pali Notches hike, more of a test of bravery and conquering of fear, sits atop the saddle of the now almost completely eroded amphitheater valley of Nuuanu.  The trailhead of the hike begins at the Diamond Head edge of the famous Pali Lookout tourist trap and quickly ascends to a clearing, eventually narrowing thru [...]

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Puu Kaaumakua

At the back of Waikane valley there is a little know, little trekked hike into Kahana, terminating at what is the summit of Pu’u Kaaumakua.  As the trail is only opened to hiking clubs with explicit consent to cross through private property to reach the trail head, it is considered to be closed to the [...]

Insane knife ridge!

Kalena

The ridge separating West Oahu’ Waianae shoreline with the interior valley of what is Central Oahu is mostly dry and bare but nonetheless beautiful and worth the drive from town.  One of the best options for hiking in this mountain range includes the difficult but extraordinary trek up from the saddle crossed by famous Kolekole [...]

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Olomana

Olomana hike

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Haiku Stairs – Stairway to Heaven

Note: This trail is currently closed to all hikers without special permission. Haiku Stairs – Stairway to Heaven The Stairs that now constitute what is more popularly called the “Stairway to Heaven” is a very beautiful, scenic, physically demanding and illegal hike to complete. Because of issues regarding access to the trailhead involving permits that [...]


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Puu Kaaumakua

At the back of Waikane valley there is a little know, little trekked hike into Kahana, terminating at what is the summit of Pu’u Kaaumakua.  As the trail is only opened to hiking clubs with explicit consent to cross through private property to reach the trail head, it is considered to be closed to the [...]

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Fitness

View from the top of Koko Crater Railway

Koko Crater Stairs

Summary This very famous tuft cone in east Honolulu is better categorized as a “stair-master” rather than a hike. Climb to the top of this extinct volcanic tuft cone that towers over East Honolulu. A very popular workout option for tourists and locals. The view from the top is spectacularly rewarding! Features Historical hike to [...]

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Old Pali Road

The Old Pali Road hike, deep in the valley of Nuuanu, directly bisecting the saddle between the Leeward, hotter, dry section of the island, and Windward, the wind bearing wetter, cloudier side of the island, provides for unique glimpse into Old Hawaii.  The road, long replaced with the Highway that shares the same name, is [...]

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Safety

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Safety

The State of Hawaii publishes a very informative brochure available for download at their website here. From the State owned Na Ala Hele website: Na Ala Hele During the Hike Stay on the Trail Most accidents happen when hikers leave the established trail and disregard warning signs. Staying on the trail greatly reduces your chances [...]

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Pali Notches

The Pali Notches hike, more of a test of bravery and conquering of fear, sits atop the saddle of the now almost completely eroded amphitheater valley of Nuuanu.  The trailhead of the hike begins at the Diamond Head edge of the famous Pali Lookout tourist trap and quickly ascends to a clearing, eventually narrowing thru [...]

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Puu Kaaumakua

At the back of Waikane valley there is a little know, little trekked hike into Kahana, terminating at what is the summit of Pu’u Kaaumakua.  As the trail is only opened to hiking clubs with explicit consent to cross through private property to reach the trail head, it is considered to be closed to the [...]

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Kalena

The ridge separating West Oahu’ Waianae shoreline with the interior valley of what is Central Oahu is mostly dry and bare but nonetheless beautiful and worth the drive from town.  One of the best options for hiking in this mountain range includes the difficult but extraordinary trek up from the saddle crossed by famous Kolekole [...]

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Olomana

Olomana hike

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