A short .8mile hike but you can make it longer by traversing to another trail before you get to the waterfall. This is another crowded trail flocked by tourist. It's a popular tourist destination because it's a short hike and a really beautiful scenery in the heart of Manoa. I will hike this trail again and traverse to another trail.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Distance: 3 miles round trip
This hike should be done early in the morning before the sunrise. It will cooler but if you are trying to do it pass 9am make sure to apply sunscreen and also bring water with you. Prepare for the heat of the sun suck your energy and the killer stairs wobble your knees. It's a good and difficult hike since you will use your knees and thigh the entire hike. It is a rewarding hike. I want to do it again and I'll make sure I do it first thing in the morning and if I could avoid doing this on summer time.
Diamond Head State monument is a short .8mile hike to the top of Diamond head crater. The top lookout offers a beautiful view of Waikiki and Honolulu and on the east side are the views of Koko head. It's good to come here around 6am or you will find yourself surrounded by tourist. A popular tourist destination.
We did it in less than an hour so we felt like we need to do something else after this short hike so we decide to Hike Koko Crater.
2.5 miles round trip
Location: Pacific Palisades Pearl City
There are two trails here, the long 12 miles round trip is going to the Koolau Summits and the 2.5 round trip is going to Waimano waterfall. We did the waterfall trail and will be back for the summit on our future hike. This trail is goo during rainy season for you to enjoy the waterfalls full on. If you come during summer time there might be a trickling waterfalls.
We started early with a good payoff because we have the waterfall for ourselves the entire time we were there. When we're heading up around almost noon time we encounter groups of people coming down.