Category Archives: Hiking

Kuliouou Ridge Trail

I’ve been wanting to try this hike for a long time. Things finally came together, and my friend Mia and I were able to make the trek. I’ve read some articles and blogs about this trail and was a bit … Continue reading

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Makiki Valley Loop Trail

In the Makiki Valley State Recreation Area there is a trailhead just past the Hawaii Nature Center where one can gain access to an extensive web of mountain hikes known as the Honolulu Mauka Trail System. We were interested in hiking the Makiki Loop … Continue reading

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Chinaman’s Hat, Mokoli’i Island

For years I’ve looked at the small island near Kualoa Regional Park and always appreciated this picturesque gem seemingly close (actually 450 meters) offshore. While camping at the park, I would often gaze out and wonder what it would be like to … Continue reading

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Lost in Kahana, the Nakoa Trail

Driving into the Ahupua’a ‘O Kahana State Park, it was overcast, but the surroundings were beautiful. We were in high spirits, anticipating a short tropical hike with a fresh-water swim. We stopped at the Visitor Center where we were greeted by a Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Waimano Waterfalls Trail

There’s been a lot written on the Waimano Waterfalls and pools, but I’d like to add a couple of things that were never mentioned. The first point is that while it’s true that it’s only three miles to the falls and … Continue reading

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Diamond Head State Monument

Do I really want to talk about Diamond Head? I think everybody has been to the Lookout…numerous times. Well, maybe my mainland readers (that would be my sister) would like to know about this famous hike. What’s that you say? You’ve … Continue reading

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Lulumahu Waterfall

Lulumahu Falls are just what you’d imagine a hidden Hawaiian waterfall to be: a little hard to find, somewhat challenging to get there, and stunning when you lay your eyes on the spectacular 50-foot fall. There’s not a pool deep … Continue reading

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Koko Head Stairs #Stairs of Doom #Koko Crater Railway Trail

So let’s talk about Koko Head stairs. They are located in Hawaii Kai and ascend the side of Koko Head Crater. During World War II, a rail tram was installed to move men and equipment and to haul supplies up … Continue reading

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Kaena Point

Kaena Point is well worth the trip. It is the most Western tip of Oahu. We approached the hike from the Mokuleia side (North side of island) via Farrington Highway. Just drive all the way to the end of the … Continue reading

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