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Hike to Makaleha Falls

  • Sep 29, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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This hike follows the stream to the back of Makaleha Valley where there are several waterfalls, one that is good for swimming. Not a long hike distance-wise but it might take 4 hours or so round trip. I suggest wearing tabis or something you are comfortable wearing wet that won't slip on rocks. No real climbing but you will use your arms for support in many places. NOT AN EASY HIKE, but not real difficult. There are mosquitoes so bring repellent if they bother you. Plastic bags for cameras, phones, etc. are suggested in case you slip in the water or drop your pack. The trail starts at the water tanks at the end of Kahuna Rd. We can carpool from the Bonfire spot at Kealia.
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  • Julie

    I can't seem to upload the photos I took, but will try another day. Wonderful hike, but I'm still sore from using muscles I forgot I had, after climbing over rocks, under fallen tree branches, etc. Tabis were a good call, since sloshing through the water was easier than hopping boulders sometimes.

    October 1, 2012

  • Manfred

    Two dogs and 17 people started the hike. The dogs and 13 humans made it back to the falls. The trail had changed some since my last trip but the falls and back of the valley were just as beautiful.

    September 30, 2012

  • Annie

    AWESOME, though long trek! Those of us wearing tabis (felt bottom shoes great for rock hopping & slippery surfaces) were the happiest! Mahalo Manfred & company : )

    September 29, 2012

  • Lurisa

    Unfortunately I have to cancel. Anxious to hear about it tonight at the bonfire. Have fun & be safe!

    September 29, 2012

  • Chris B.

    I'll meet at trailhead most likely

    September 29, 2012

  • Manfred

    It's 7:30 and the valley looks pretty good. It didn't rain much last night. Parking is limited at the trailhead and I am hoping that most of us can meet at Kealia and carpool. If someone can call me from the trailhead around 9am and let me know who's there, we won't have to way around too long at Kealia. [masked]

    September 29, 2012

  • Julie

    To clarify - most are leaving Kealia at 9am to carpool to the trailhead. Some will meet us at the trailhead shortly after 9am. And hopefully all those have told Manfred, so he won't worry about waiting for folks in Kealia who are actually already up at the trailhead. This is a large group so hopefully those with cell phones will use them if their plans change.

    September 28, 2012

  • Alina

    Bringing a few people. I'm excited for this hike! Thanks for setting it up.

    September 28, 2012

  • Michelle C.

    Yes I'll meet you at water tank too and bring a friend or 2 if that's ok, they're visiting from colorado

    September 22, 2012

  • Lurisa

    Yes on the mosquito repellent. They are plentiful up there.

    September 21, 2012

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