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Laie Trail

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Ridge Trail, great views of windward shore, Hawaiian flora, waterfall and swim
Near:Kahuku, HI
Distance:10 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:2200 ft
Hike Time:5.5 hours
Trail Condition:OK, but a few difficult spots
HikeType:Out and Back

Summary: As Poohaili St. bears left walk through (or around) the second gate and continue on dirt road. Continue past taro fields on the left and a green pump house on the right. Go across a cement bridge to a signed intersection with trail. Turn left and up through a yellow gate. Climb along the broad ridge pass a wooden post gate connected to a barbed wire fence. The road follows a fence line then curves left to a junction. Turn right up the eroded path. At an open flat area keep right uphill on a very eroded section of the trail. Continue on trail through a grove of Cook Pines. Descend briefly then climb along the left side of the ridge to a junction. Turn right then descend to a waterfall/swimming hole (Left continues to summit). The waterfall is the turn around point.
Trailhead: H1 runs east west on the southern part of Oahu. Access H1 and drive east or west to RT 63 North (Likiliki Hiway exit 23a). Continue through the Wilson tunnel to Windward side of island and bear right onto Kahekili Hwy (RT 83 West). Follow 83 past the Polynesian Cultural Center and Laie Shopping Center on left. Turn left on to Naniloa Loop. Enter a small traffic circle and exit at Poohaili St. Continue along Poohaili past Laie Field on left (recommended parking) through yellow gate and park before second gate where the hike begins. (Lat:21.593 Lon:-157.963)
Trail Guides for Laie Trail:
The Hikers Guide to Oahu Revised Edition
by Stewart Ball Jr (University of Hawaii Press)

Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Bikes,
Ranger Contact: Hawaii Reserve, Inc., 55-510 Kamahameha Hwy, Laie, HI 96762 (phone 808-293-9201)
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Kenneth Eide, who has posted  1 other hike on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by dustin on 10/20/2011
My first time to Hawaii and I was only able to do one hike. This trail did not disapoint. The falls were a great spot to rest and take a break and well worth few minutes it takes to get there.

Reviewed by i.b. on 12/30/2009
great hike, but the falls is not the turnaround point. The trail continues to the summit, which is by far the best part of the trail.

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