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“Booked through Bike/Hike Hawai'i - Fantastic”

Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park
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New York City, New York
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“Booked through Bike/Hike Hawai'i - Fantastic”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The tour guide, Jeremy, is a Hawai'ian native. Not only does he know his history of the islands, he also is well-informed about nature, the park, conservation and history.

The group hike of 12 of us was a perfect amount. Enough to vary the conversations on the trail, but not too many that we were delayed waiting for others to catch up.

The trail was muddy - it is a rainforest, after all. Some of the path inclined downward into the valley which made the walk seem somewhat risky but it wasn't, in the end. It's a good workout because at some points in the trail you really have to reach to pull your second leg up a step.

I combined this with the bike tour which was a coast down the mountain. We stopped on the side of the road at a vista of the Honolulu vista to eat lunch sitting on the curb. What a view.

Walking through the bamboo part of the forest was otherworldly - straight out of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (was that the name of the movie?) As the bamboo trees swayed the trunks clattered against each other in a symphony of hollow echoes.

Visited December 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“Fun Drive”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

This was a fun drive to a fabulous view of the city.

We wished we'd had a motorcycle and a picnic lunch!

Visited November 2013
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Youngstown, OH
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“Great View & Drive”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

This Park is easy to get to just north of Honolulu. The entire area is lovely and lush. The view is one of the best on the island and the area is well maintained. Don't miss this on your trip to paradise.

Visited December 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Awsome drive and views!!”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

A mountain top park thats really cool but thats only half of it. The drive to there is really cool,going up and down a two lane well maintained road with some cool lookout points.It's also above "Punchbowl Cemetary"(The National Cemetary of the Pacific) A beautiful Cemetary overlooking the City that allows only Military Personal to be burried there.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful at night”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We drove up for the view at night. Nothing like seeing the city lights of Honolulu. This is a romantic spot if it isnt busy. unfortunately the tour buses know about this place.

Visited November 2013
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