Oahu Trails: Walks, Strolls, and Treks on the Capital Isle

Oahu Trails: Walks, Strolls, and Treks on the Capital Isle

by Kathy Morey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899972459
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Publication date: 04/01/1999
Series: Hawaiian Trails Hiking Guides Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
A few words for the second edition3
Getting Information About Oahu4
Spoken Hawaiian: An Incomplete and Unauthoritative Guide7
Geology and History, Natural and Human10
First, the earth10
Next, the land10
Life arrives11
People arrive12
The Europeans arrive by accident14
The missionaries arrive15
An ecosystem passes16
A culture passes16
A nation passes17
A race passes17
Hawaii becomes American17
Things to come18
Bishop Museum18
Getting Around on Oahu and Finding Maps to Help You20
Getting Permits or Permission24
Division of State Parks25
Division of Forestry and Wildlife25
Weather26
Equipment Suggestions and Miscellaneous Hints28
How This Book Organizes the Trips32
How to Read the Trip Descriptions33
Map Legend35
Hiking Table38
Read This39
The Trips41
1.Hauula Loop41
2.Maakua Ridge Loop46
3.Maakua Gulch49
4.Sacred Falls51
5.Kahana Valley State Park--Kapaeleele Loop Trail55
6.Kahana Valley State Park--Kahana Valley59
7.Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden64
8.Kailua Beach Stroll69
9.Keolu Hills73
10.Makapuu State Wayside76
11.Koko Crater Botanical Garden79
12.Waahila Ridge83
13.Puu Pia86
14.Lyon Arboretum--Inspiration Point88
15.Lyon Arboretum--Cascade91
16.Manoa Falls93
17.Aihualama Trail95
18.Kanealole Trail99
19.Maunalaha Trail103
20.Makiki Valley Loop106
21.Manoa Cliffs108
22.Makiki-Manoa Cliffs Adventure111
23.Ualakaa Loop113
24.Puu Ohia Trail to Nuuanu Valley View116
25.Puu Ohia-Nuuanu Trails119
26.Judd Memorial Trail ("Jackass Ginger Pool")121
27.Judd-Nuuanu Semiloop123
28.Old Pali Highway126
29.Maunawili Demonstration Trail130
30.Diamond Head133
31.Ala Wai Canal Stroll137
32.Rabbit Kekai's Waikiki Beach Stroll140
33.Foster Botanical Gardens146
34.Aiea Loop (Keaiwa Heiau State Park)149
35.Upper-Lower Waimano Loop152
36.Upper Waimano Adventure155
37.Kuaokala Loop157
38.Kaena Point from the South (Leeward) Side161
39.Kaena Point from the North (Windward) Side165
40.Kaena Point--Both Sides168
41.Kealia Trail171
42.Wahiawa Botanical Garden Stroll174
43.Waimea Bay Loop176
44.Puu o Mahuka Heiau State Monument179
45.Kaunala Loop181
Bibliography184
Appendixes
A.Camping on Oahu186
B.Hikes You Won't Find Here and Why188
C.Groups Offering Organized Hikes192
D.Suggestions About Driving in Honolulu193
E.How I Got Distances, Elevations, Times, Trail Maps195
Acknowledgments196
Index197

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Oahu Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Capital Isle 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the hiking book on my shelf with the dog-eared corners! It is right on in directions to trails, trail highlights, distances and times!A must for any day hiker on Oahu! The one I recommend to all my friends!