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.
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!