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Moanalua Middle Ridge

Ala Alolani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819
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Beautiful!

Cousin and I took this hike early in the morning. We followed the trail all of the way out... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
KSimmer
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Amazing hike but muddy!

The first few miles were flat and easy. All the elevation (and fun parts) come in the last couple... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
aumphress14
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Florida
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Ala Alolani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Cousin and I took this hike early in the morning. We followed the trail all of the way out, eventually merging with a pig trail. Doubling-back, we found the trail to Middle Ridge. Not recommended for beginning hikers (like me) but it's definitely worth it....More

Thank KSimmer
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The first few miles were flat and easy. All the elevation (and fun parts) come in the last couple of miles. We wore microspikes and gaiters, and we were so glad we did as it was incredibly muddy. There were a few challenging, steep areas,...More

2  Thank aumphress14
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This hike was one of the best thing's I have ever done. The views were incredible and worth every minute it took to complete. We are by no means super fit but we do hike and are moderately fit and it took us around 4...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I won't repeat, but will echo, what Tasha A states below. This is a serious hike, and we are experienced Canadian hikers. Very hard to find the way to the Middle Ridge; we, like many others we encountered, took wrong turns, but we eventually found...More

4  Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Very long and tough hike. I went with a meetup group and ended up near the end of the pack -- but did make it to the top of the stairs! Bucket list hike accomplished. Super muddy at the very top and very steep --...More

1  Thank travelmeisteren
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

How Haiku Stairs (Stairway to heaven) is illegal and Moanalua and Kulana'ahane Trails are legal is beyond me. First off you need to go to Moanalua Valley. There is a small parking lot that closes at 7pm so I recommend parking in the residential area...More

7  Thank Tasha A
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is one of my best hikes, my husband and I did it together. JacksonJones further down on this page has written an excellent review with details of the hike. It helped us prepare for the hike. We hiked on a regular Thursday, got to...More

3  Thank FriedHoneyChicken
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Hello ! The trek from Moanlua Valley is amazing ! We started at 3am and took us about 6 hours to get to the top. This was mainly due to the terrain and that part of our group did not have the correct shoes. It...More

7  Thank Takoyaki_san
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I am not athletic at all and this trail was at time hard but u push urself thru this amazing experience. I am so glad I did because the view from the top of Stairway to Heaven was one I've never seen. Such an adrenaline....More

3  Thank canoj2016
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Very challenging and sketchy in some areas. Also very muddy took about 9 hours round trip. Make sure to bring water and proper hiking shoes for traction, gloves would be useful to as there are ropes to climb. Takes you to backside of stairway to...More

1  Thank Paul R
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Simon S
5 June 2018|
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Illegal to be on any part of the stairs
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