Time of year
I made one attempt to get up this trail and it started to rain - I aborted and went back on a sunny day. I HIGHLY recommend that you do NOT do this one in the rain or when it has recently rained. Part of the trail is the water runoff channels on the hill. It is a rustic trail…
We learned that locals favor the West Trailhead, on Lokelani Road, so we started there. The parking lot was quite small, holding only 4 or 5 vehicles. Respect nearby houses and do not park in front of their yards. The trail was in decent shape, although we could see how it…
There are spectacular views from this trail, but there is a cost. The trail is not very well maintained with deep ruts, steep terrain and numerous roots to catch your boots. This trail would be very difficult after a rain, when it's muddy. We were caught unawares of a near…
The last hike of our trip and we had to conquer it. Yes we did. Some tricky spots but otherwise a nice hike. Highly recommend for the views of Kapa'a and the ocean.
A must do hike on the east side. Parking can be tough. Grab a hiking pole at the bottom if you didn’t bring any. Even though it had not rained much, the trail was very muddy in spots. The climb was a bit tougher and longer than we thought, and it took us (in our late 50’s) about…