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All reviews railroad ties bring water take your time coming down great workout stair master diamond head tough hike cardio workout afraid of heights sense of accomplishment hanauma bay great hike lots of water decent shape degree view worth the effort
Wow, this hike is much harder than Diamond Head but so worth it. A few steps into the hike I was regretting agreeing to do it, it definitely gets worse as you get to the top--it's a steep incline and uneven steps. I was stopping...More
Start early and bring a walking stick (or two). Young adult sons made the hike, I only made it about 1/3 of the way as uneven steps in height and distance. Views from my shortened hike were amazing and pictures family showed me later were...More
What a hike! Wear proper footwear, bring water, and leave nothing behind. Nobody maintains this trail, so you need to bring all your trash with you. There's some fun stuff to explore at the top, including (if you move past the pillbox to the left)...More
Stopped by there for a quick hike up the "stairs" (which aren't really stairs) but could only have time and energy for 1/5 of the way up. Crazy cardio workout if you want to run it up and we saw people who did. Great view...More
Go early or late in the day. Noon is the worst time of day to attempt this hike. Hike uphill on railroad ties, tho worn after thousands have made this trek. For me it's a one and done to check off my bucket list.
As many reviewers commented before, it is a great hike for those with right expectations. There are 1048 uneven steps which are basically rail road ties. In some places those ties are missing and you have to climb an easy foot to foot and half...More
There is no easy ride going up, neither elevators... please look the warnings signs installed by authorities in my photos; you can do it if you do not hurry even if you are over..sized but, you need time.. you need water and sun protection, too....More
Wow what a view from the top, but getting to the top was a killer. We had just finished the New York Marathon and we were having a weeks break in Hawaii and decided to walk the trail. Take a lot of water, a lot...More
this trail is a vertical climb up old railroad ties. It can be challenging to those not in shape, but worth the effort. Beautiful views from the summit, and an awesome sense of accomplishment when you are done.
Just be carful coming down, more likely...More
This might be a late reply but you can do this hike without a guide. It’s located across the street from Hananuma bay (popular tourist snorkelling spot). Tips: Arrive early i.e. don’t attempt at the hottest part of the... More
This might be a late reply but you can do this hike without a guide. It’s located across the street from Hananuma bay (popular tourist snorkelling spot). Tips: Arrive early i.e. don’t attempt at the hottest part of the day. It’s a hard hike up & down like being on a stair machine for two hours. Avoid carrying heavy backpacks. Bring lots of water. You will likely be sore for two to three days after the hike. We took a bus to get there from Waikiki beach.