Archive for November, 2010

Kuliou’ou Valley

November 26, 2010

The Kuliou’ou Valley trail is a great 1.5 mile walk along a stream bed (which was dry when we hiked it in November). The hike is an out-and-back trail which also intersects Kuliou’ou Ridge (a 5-mile roundtrip hike with 1800′ elevation gain to the Ko’olau ridge offering fantastic views and a good challenge for grown-up […]

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Waimano Valley

November 26, 2010

The Waimano Valley hike is a good one for families with kids of all ages, provided you note my cautions and hike modifications (remoteness, difficult footing). For youngsters with uncertain footing (age 2-3 or slightly older new hikers), I recommend an out-and-back approach (option 1). For older kids (4-5+) you can do the whole route […]

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Foster Botanical Gardens

November 26, 2010

The family enjoyed a walk through Foster Botanical Gardens over the Thanksgiving holiday. Because it’s on the leeward side, it will tend to be less wet than windward hikes during the winter months and it’s certainly small enough to be accessible for almost anyone – preschooler to visiting tutu. The gardens are gorgeous and the […]

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