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July 13, 2018

Waimano Trails


Our recent family-friendly hiking adventure took us to the Waimano Trails in Pearl City.


The trail is a loop consisting of two trails - an Upper Trail and Lower Trail.  If you're wondering which trail to start with, I highly suggest the Lower Trail, especially if it has been raining in recent days.  The Upper Trail has some very steep hills that I could guarantee that at least one member in our group would have easily slipped down.  Walking up the hill seemed like it was a much safer bet than trying to navigate down hill.





The trail is clearly marked, and there are a few obstacles (fallen trees, tall weeds, etc.), but overall the trail is fairly easy.  You do come across a stream that may require you to get a little wet in order to continue on the trail, but we were able to cross the stream by walking over large rocks, so we were lucky and did not get very wet.




On the upper trail we came across three caves.  We were able to walk through two of them - the third I could not see an opening, so we just took a peek and continued walking.


The upper trail is a little more dangerous than the lower trail, as it is right along a cliff side.

The kids really enjoyed the hike and how it was a little bit of a challenge.  We saw all sorts of pretty flowers and cool trees.






It was quite muddy during our hike, and there were lots of mosquitoes, so be sure to bring insect repellent!

Our party of 8 included 5 kids ranging in ages from 7-11, and it took us 2 hours to complete the loop, including a rest stop.

Ample parking available on the side of Waimano Home Road.

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