Yes. All I do in Hawaii is hike apparently. But I have to say the opportunities are awesome! I love ridgeline hikes. The views at the end are spectacular and I love walking on a ridge feeling like you are balancing on the top of the world.
Kuli’ou’ou wasn’t even on my radar, fortunately I got an invite to tag along with a friend with a hiking group of hers. Yes please! We had a pretty fun group of ladies.
This hike had some pretty cool vantage points as you wind your way up.
Tons of trees which are nice and shady but the pine needles make it pretty tricky to find the trail sometimes and are slippery when coming up/down.
And it is always fun hiking with some good girlfriends.
This is the halfway point, where I am still smiling.
After this there are stairs. LOTS of stairs. When you think you are done with the stairs, there are MORE stairs! While it’s not as bad as Koko Head it is a heck of a leg workout.
Also geology is awesome. These two pictures were taken right next to each other.
We made it!
(And yes people do continue to hike way past this sign. It looks crazy dangerous.)
I wouldn’t say this hike is kid friendly, it was a serious workout the second half. There is a picnic table under a shelter that marks the halfway-ish point. It would be a good turnaround for novice hikers. If you are looking for nature’s stairmaster, this is a good one!
I love your blog and have to tell you that you appear to be a wonderful military wife! I was a military wife for 20 years and loved every minute of it. We were stationed in Hawaii twice and it is still my favorite place. Went back last year for a visit. Big changes but still love it. I can tell you are a wonderful support to your husband and am glad to hear of someone who really seems to enjoy that way of life!
Gorgeous sites! i want to run the ridges – nothing like ’em!