The 2 miles to the beach is definitely a challenging hike but it feels like you're in Jurassic park. Lots of amazing foliage and beautiful lookouts along the way. But be prepared for the stair master going up (for .25 miles) and also be prepared for lots of mud and rock scrambling at the end. Luckily, someone left hiking sticks at the trailhead, and I was thanking the Hawaiian gods for such a find. Bring lots of water, granola bars, and a hiking stick (or 2). It was hot when we did it, so take a dip in the ocean or waterfall if you make it there. Definitely a worthwhile adventure if you are prepared.