Today Josh and I hiked the Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail. The trail has about a 1,700 foot elevation over the course of a little of two miles and it took us about two and a half hours. The trail was pretty easy for the first mile and a half…then it got pretty steep and was definitely a calorie burn for the last half mile or so. This is Josh’s favorite hike and absolutely one I want to go on again..the terrain changed frequently throughout the trail and we were constantly surrounded by different, beautiful landscapes. The reward at the end was a ridiculous 360 degree view which included the windward coast, Hawaii Kai, Koko Head and Diamond Head.
First nice view on the hike.
Random cave along the way.
Pretty flowers…they were everywhere!
Start of the pine trees
The trees made a canopy over the trail.
This area was so open…with a blanket of pine needles on the ground.
Heading into the woods. Loved this shot.
Looking back over the first steep portion of the trail. Harder than it looks.
Josh walking through the frame of trees in the trail.
Picture of the valley on the way up.
Josh heading up the trail. Loved the sky in the background.
Diamond Head in the distance.
The end had lots and lots and lots of stairs.
Looking back at Hawaii Kai and Koko Head.
The view at the top. Quite worth it. The view windward coast never gets old.
Peaks to the left.
Koko Head to the right.
Looking down at the valley.
Behind us, Hawaii Kai.
Stairs heading back down the trail.
Almost done with the stairs!
Josh heading down the trail.