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Moanalua Valley Trail Start (Kulana'ahane)

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"The "Stairway to Heaven" hike is now illegal with hefty fines, do not go that route! Instead, take this back way hike which involves a 10-mile out-and-back trail near Honolulu, and is considered to be a very challenging route. It can take 8-12 hours to complete round trip depending on your speed & ability. Bring plenty of water! The trail begins at the end of Moanalua Valley at Moanalua Valley Park. The trail starts as a road barred by a green gate. The road eventually turns to an unimproved road and later a narrow trail. Please check the AllTrails link I've provided for the most recent status of the trail! You don't want to take on this hike in poor conditions."
"10.5 mile hike to go the backway and make it to the top of stairs. Gorgeous ridge trail! Make sure to go when it hasn’t been raining the past couple days and it’s not very windy."
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"Stairways to heaven! It’s a 8 hours hike both ways but absolute stunning! They talk about removing the stairs but it is still very pretty."

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