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Oahu Hikes: The Best Hikes and Walks on the Island


Explore the trails of this tropical paradise using GPS tracking coordinates. Includes trail access instructions as well as natural history, geography and geology along the trails.
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Explore the trails of this tropical paradise using GPS tracking coordinates. Includes trail access instructions as well as natural history, geography and geology along the trails.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551053554
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/31/2007
  • Series: Lone Pine Guide Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 324,371
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     7
Introduction     9
How To Use This Guide     9
Hiking Regions     9
Honolulu Region     9
East O'ahu     9
North Shore     10
West-Central O'ahu     10
Urban Strolls     10
Maps     10
Vehicle Access to the Trailhead     12
Bus Access to the Trailhead     12
A Portrait of O'ahu     13
Climate     13
Plants and Animals     14
Hawai'ian Sovereignty and Culture     15
A Few Key Facts     15
A Few Key Phrases     15
Conversation     16
Hazards     16
Hyperthemia     16
Hypothermia     17
Extreme Weather Conditions     17
Narrow Trails     17
Rockfalls     17
Leptospirosis     17
Hunters     18
Marijuana Growers     18
Vehicle Break-ins     18
In Case of Emergency     18
Final Advice     18
The Hikes
Honolulu Region     19
Diamond Head     20
Makiki Valley Loop(Kanealole, Makiki Valley and Maunalaha Loop Trail)     27
Moleka and 'Ualaka'a Trails     33
Manoa Cliff Loop (Moleka, Makiki Valley, Kalawahine and Nahuina Trails)     38
Manoa Falls     44
'Aihualama to Nu'uanu Overlook     48
Judd Memorial Trail and Jackass Ginger Pool     52
'Aihualama to Judd Memorial Trail     58
Pu'u Ohia and Pauoa Flats to Nu'uanu Lookout     64
Wa'ahila Ridge     69
Lanipo Mau'umae     74
Wiliwilinui     80
Kuli'ou'ou Ridge     84
Kuli'ou'ou Valley     90
Koko Crater Botanical Gardens     94
East O'ahu     99
Makapu'u State Wayside     100
Maunawili Falls     107
Maunawili Demonstration Trail     113
Old Pali Road     122
Kapa'ele'ele Loop     127
Hau'ula     132
Ma'akua Ridge Loop     138
La'ie Falls     145
North Shore     151
Kaunala and Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau     152
Kealia and Kuaokala Ridge     160
Ka'ena Point North     170
West-Central O'ahu     177
'Aiea Loop: Keaiwa Heiau State Park      178
Waimano     185
Kuaokala Ridge Loop     191
Ka'ena Point South     198
Urban Strolls     205
Ala Wai Canal, Waikiki     206
Waikiki     209
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens     216
Kailua Stroll     220
Lanikai Beach Stroll     224
References     229
Trail Charts     230
Alphabetical List of Hikes     236
Index of Plant Names     237
Map of Hawai'ian Islands     238
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