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What an adventure!

I hiked up to and around the Ka'au crater with my 20 year old son last month. It was an epic... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
BellyDancingYogini
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Vancouver, Canada
Dangerous, but a trip highlight

I'm going to give big picture first and then for those who want, go into the nitty gritty details... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
kt44did
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

I hiked up to and around the Ka'au crater with my 20 year old son last month. It was an epic adventure! It was a long and challenging hike with break-taking scenery. One must be in good physical condition for this hike and have solid...More

Thank BellyDancingYogini
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I'm going to give big picture first and then for those who want, go into the nitty gritty details. Big Pic: I did this hike solo (probably not recommended, but clearly possible) and wish I had my sturdy hiking boots. It had rained hard two...More

2  Thank kt44did
Reviewed 13 July 2018

First of all, we love hikes and hiked Angel's Landing a few days before this which was great! However, we didn't realise until we got there (prob our fault for lack of reading) that this is not a maintained trail, which means its super dangerous....More

9  Thank lucyrupkus
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Great view once you've reach the crater. There are strawberies gauva along the way you can pick and eat, just watch out for some hogs. Wear comfy hiking shoes and mosquitos repellent. Be ready to go through lots of mud and climb somewhat steep water...More

Thank Mimi C
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The hike is mild with mud and water to the first waterfall. Are everywhere on the way up and challenges your ability to hold your body weight as you climb. The hike can be to the first waterfall and return with no issues. Once you...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This was a great hike. Somewhat challenging with ropes and some rock climbing. Takes about 6 hours going at a leisurely pace.

Thank The P
Reviewed 23 March 2018

I stumbled upon a fellow solo hiker very early on this trail, and we made a 6 hour journey of it stopping for lots of photos and at every waterfall. The early sections have a few side trails that are misleading and lead to makeshift...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

By far my favourite hike so far! Tough climb. Know your limits. If going anti clockwise at the first rope climb turn right to go to the bottom of the first fall. That was my only mistake. Caught an Uber in from Waikiki for around...More

Thank Dylan D
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This hike is challenging = awesome! My definition of awesome includes climbing a bunch of rocks, walking across water streams, pulling myself up with help of ropes, washing off dirt by waterfalls. It is a challenging hike but still to a point that it is...More

1  Thank Ira B
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Let me start with the bad, we parked at the trail head across from the car port of the house there, there is room for probably 5 cars to park there, the rest park down along the street. After our 4 hour hike we came...More

1  Thank MichaelD3
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