Welcome to Wai`anae Steve's Hiking Page


I've been living in Hawai`i since November of 1963 and have spent most of my "free" time hunting wild boar and hiking in the Hawaiian jungles.  When hunting became to much of a hassle due to to many hunters I switched to just hiking.  During the week since retiring I've hiked w/a group know as the HOOTS, other times w/another group know as THE SOLEMATES.  In 2005 I began hiking most Wednesdays w/my buddy Dan who lives just one valley away.  In time our twosome grew to include Jane, Stanka, Alan and Joseph on a regular basis.  Sometimes others come along and help.

I spend most Sundays clearing trails w/the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club's trail clearing crew.  Since joining the club in 2001 I've hiked places I'd never been before.

I retired in 2004 and along with my friends we have adopted most of the trails in Wai`anae Valley.  We keep them open for both the hikers and hunters who frequent the valley.

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In many cases the hikes here require permission to hike the trails.  Just because I tell about my adventures on these trails I am by no means urging anyone to follow in my foot steps. 

 


Trail Maps

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Native Plants Along O`ahu's Trails

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Trails I've Hiked on O`ahu

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Guide to Moanalua Valley

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Guide to Ka`ena Point Hike along the Wai`anae Coast

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Securing Kahtoola Cleats To Your Boots

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In the past I've had a few different hiking pages, one for each group I have hiked with.  In April of 2007 I decided to combine them all into one page.  That way it will be easier to find information about a hike, and I hope I'll begin to post pictures and stories again.  That's something I just about gave up gave up for one reason or another in December of 2004.

So far I have three tables of hikes, each table covering a five year period.  The latest hikes will be in the first or upper table.

Month 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 01-Punanaula Heiau

02-Kaena Point

03-Kawai`iki TM

04-Nuuanu/Manoa w/Chenay

05-Wai`anae w/Jill

06-Kaena Point

07-Water Walls & Water TM

08-Water Walls & Water HTMC

09-C-Rider Falls


01-Hamakua March

02-Ka`ena Point

03-Pear Gulch

04-Pear Gulch

05-Pear Gulch
     
February 10-Pueo  Falls

11-SS-4-BailoutMarking

12-WhiteThingHunting

13-SS-4-again

14-Ka`alaStreamRope Check-Ramble
06-Ohikilolo Pohaku

07-Ohikilolo Pohaku
     
March 15-Wa`anae Wandering w/Stanka

16
-Ka`ala Stream Clearing Pt. 1 & 2

17-Canyon 12 w/Dan & Stanka

18-Kanewai Kalo Dam #2

19-CRider Falls w/Alan and Liz

20-Ka`ala Summit TM w/HTMC

21-
Ka`ala Stream Clearing Pt. 1&2

22-Iliahi Clearing w/HTMC
08-Falls of Ohikilolo Loop

09-Mystery Bunker

10-Opai Falls/Pond
     
April 23-Kanewai Kalo Dam #2

24-Kuaokala to Remote Location

25-Camp Site

26-HTMC-Ka`ala Hike-Ramble

27-Camp Site

28-Camp Site

29-Ka`ala Falls

30-Camp Site
       
May 31-Punanani Loop

32-Ka`ala Falls-Wai`anae Ramble

33-Wai`anae Saddle Cross-Over

34-Camp Site

35-Ramble-Lualualei Side

36-Camp Site

37-Camp Site

38-Camp Site

39-Camp Site

40-Canyon 12

18-Pueo Falls

     
June 41-Camp Site

42-Wai`anae w/Malia and Family

43-Lanihuli-HTMC TM
       
July 44-Canyon 12

45-Canyon 12

46-Kaipapa`u HTMC TM

47-Remote Leeward Valley

48-Pear Gulch Ramble
       
Auguest 49-Waimalu Ditch HTMC TM

50-Canyon 12

51-Kawai`iki HTMC TM

52-Remote Leeward Valley

53-Wailupe Loop HTMC TM
       
September 54-Pear Gulch House Site

55-Pear Gulch Stream 2 Wiliwili Ridge

56-Wiliwili Ridge

57-RLV-Kumaipo Trail- RLV-Tiki

58-Hoomaluhea

59-HTMC TM
       
October 60-Wiliwili Ridge

61-Pear Gulch Ramble

62-Pear Gulch Ramble w/Bob

63-Waimea Valley North

64-Halapepenui fm Waimano

65-Olomana Express
       
November 66-Palehua

67-Kalauau Stream

68-Pear Gulch Ramble Final Ridge
       
December 69-Wiliwili Ridge 2 Lantana Trail

70-Ka`ena Point

71-Wiliwili Ridge 2 Lantana Trail

72-Haka's Trail
       


Month 2009 2010 2011 2012  
January Makaha Coffee Site`

Wai`anae Ka`ala TM

Billy Goat Trail-Makaha

Kuolani-Waianu TM

Makaha Coffee Site

1-Water Works TM

2-??

3-Exploring Below Ka`ala

4-Pu`u `O Kona

5-King Kong Summit

6-Ka`ala Left
01-WWW TM

02-WWW TM

03-WaterWallsWater/HTMC

04-Wai`anae2PueoFalls

05-Ka`ala/Kumaipo Streams

06-MananaRidge TM


07-Crider Fall TM

08-Hobb's Ridge

01-WaterWallsWater/TM

02-Wai`anae Bananas

03-WWW TM w/Jill

04-SecretSite#1-TM

05-WWW TM w/Laura

06-WWW-TM-again

07-SecretSite#1-TM

08-3 Trails Loop Wai`anae
 
February Wai`anae Ka`ala

Secret Site

Makaha Exploring (King Kong)

Kuolani-Waianu Loop

Makaha High Coffee House

Waimano Ridge TM

Kamiloiki Ridge

7-Tiki Cross Over

8-Wai`anae Kai TM

9-Wai`anae Bananas

10-Gene's Treasure Hunt

11-Wai`anae Kai Loop w/HTMC




09-Lower Water Works TM

10-Upper Water Works TM

11-Kaena Point

12-Hui Stream

13-Water Works Hike

14-Moanalua-Jaskulski Solemates

15-Pu`u Kaaumakua TM
09-WWW Trail Marking

10-HTMC WWW hike

11-CRider Falls w/Goonie Girls

12-HTMC Ka`ala Clearing

13-Ala Ala Wai Nui Site

14-Secret Site 1 Clearing

15-Wai`anae Tunnel Clearing

 
March

Tiki Ridge TM

Tiki/Wai`anae Kai Loop

Wai`anae Exploring w/Ibra

Konahuanui TM

12-Wai`anae Ramble CW w/Solemates

13-Ka`ala Falls Ridge


14-Kokio`keo`keo Ridge

15-Secret Site Two

16-Secret Site Two Again

17-Wai`anae Wandering

18-Walls and Water(Start)

19-Walls and Water(End)
16-Ka`ala Stream

17-Ka`ala Stream Again

18-Tiki TM

19-King Kong

20-Tiki Hike-Solemates

21-Pueo Falls

22-Wai`anae Bananas

23-Looking for 3 Corners

24-Secret Site #2 
Clearing
16-Red Rock - Las Vegas

17-Water Works w/7D Hikers

18-Secret Site 1 - Banana Tree

19-Tiki Towers

20-Tiki/Wai`anae Kai Loop

 
April Wai`anae Water Works TM-1

Wai`anae Water Works TM-2

Hobb's Ridge

Wai`anae Water Works Hike

Lualualei Lookout TM

Blue Diamond Road Las Vegas

Kumaipo Trail TM

Godek-Jakulski Loop

Pueo Falls

20-Makaha Waterfalls

21-W Cubed Connector Right

22-W Cubed Connector Left

23-Connectors Connected

24-Secret Site Really
     Completed


25-More Water & Walls

26-Kumaipo 2 Makaha Towers
25-Looking for 3 Corners

26-Secret Site #2 Clearing

27-Water, Walls & Water

28-Maunawili Falls

29-Looking for Satin Leaf Fruit

30-Hobb's Ridge to Mt. Ka`ala

31-Secret Site #2 Clearing



21-Secret Site #1-Coconut

22-WWW Left

23-Secret Site #3

24-MiddleTrail W/Tony

25-Kaena Point

26-Wai`anae Ramble TM

27-Star Trek 2 Hobbs Ridge
 
May Dupont-Kaala-Waianae

Palm Valley Extension

Mariners Ridge Geocaching

Star Trek TM 1

027-W Cubed TM 5 May

028-W Cubed Polishing 9 May

029-W Cubed ByPass Trail
32-3 Corners to Mokuleiea

33-Secrert Site #2 Clearing

34-Secrert Site #2 Clearing
28-WaterWorks

29-Ka`aikukai Trail 2 WST

30-WWW Wandering (self)

31-Waiau TM (HTMC)

32-Wai`anae Ramble TM

33-Aiea Ridge TM

34-Secret Site #3

35-Marking the Ramble

36-Kaena Point w/Anthony

37-Water Works w/Anthony

38-Lanikai Pill Boxs w/Anthony
 
June Pu`u O`Kila TM

Mt. Ka`ala Geocaching

Father's Day

Rambling w/Stanka

Placing Gene's Treasure

30-W Cubed Completed

031-W Cubed Again


032-Secret Site Two

033-Waimea Valley TM

034-Father's Day-Small Mt.

035-Kauaopuu Loop

036-Konahuanui w/HTMC

037-Wai`anae Trail Clearing
35-Wai`anae Ramble TM

36-Wai`anae Ramble HTMC

37-Kanewai Stream Work

38-Ka`ala Stream TM

39-Secret Site #2 Clearing

40-3 Corners-King Kong Loop

41-Kalalula-Ekaha-Kanewai
39-WWW w/Anthony

40-Wai`anae Ramble HTMC

41-Wai`anae Burn - 1

42-Wai`anae Burn - 2

43-Wahiawa Hills

44-Wai`anae Burn - 3
 
July Wai`anae Ramble Part 3

Castle Trail TM

Makaha Treasure Hunt #2

Charlie Fat's Camp

Clearing Charlie Avocado Patch

Looking 4 Pritchardia martii

Small Mt-2-Charlie Fats

038-ChainSaw WWW Right

039-ChainSaw WWW Middle

040 Punana`ula Heiau/CRiderFalls

041 Avocados @ Charlie Fats

042 ChainSaw WWW Left

043 Lanihuli TM


044 Water, Walls & Water 28 July
42-Kalauao Loop

43-Secret Site #2 Clearing

44-Kolowalu-Waahila-Manoa
      Middle

45-Wai`anae Kai Loop

46-Wai`anae Banana Hunt

47-Secret Site #2 Clearing

48-Halawa Ridge TM-HTMC
45-Wai`anae Burn - 4

46-Wai`anae Kai TM

47-Water Works w/Baron

48-
Waimano Falls/Pools

49-Kalalula Pond Building

50-West Side Caves


51-Wai`anae Banana Hunt

52-Wai`anae Kai TM Day 2

 
August The Great Pumpkin

Star Trek

Star Trek

045 Wai`anae Wandering

046 Kalalula Stream

047 Kumaipo Trail

048 Star Trek Trail

049 Pear Gulch

050 Hobb's Ridge

051 Ka`ala Falls
49-Secret Site #2 Clearing

50-WaterWalls&Water TM

51-Secret Site #2 Clearing

52-Ka`ala Stream

53-Follow the Water-Wai`anae

54-Follow the Water-Wai`anae

55-Ka`ala Stream/Falls
53-WWW Backwards

54-Iliahi

55-Water Works Again

56-Wai`anae Kai TM Day 3

57-Makiki Hike

58-Chinaman's Hat

59-Kawainui

60-Lower Waimano

61-Wai`anae Kai TM Day 4

62-Wai`anae
Wandering
 
Septmeber Lualualei Lookout Loop

CRider Falls

Olomana Hope

052-Papala Kepau Stream

053-Waimalu Ditch

054-Upper Ekaha Stream

055-Kuolani-Waianu

056-Secret Site #2

057-Mt Ka`ala TM

058-Secret Site#2

059-Tripler Ridge TM

060-Secret Site #2

061-Mt Ka`ala Hike

062-Secret Site #2

063-Secret Site #2

064-Secret Site #2
56-Buffalo River Arkansas

57-Secret Site #2 Clearing

58-Kalaeloa Hawaiian Sites

59-Secret Site #2 Clearing


63-Remote Leeward Valley

64-Wai`anae Kai TM Day 5

65-Kanewai Kalo Dam #2


66-Follow the Water

67-Wai`anae Kai Loop HTMC

68-Ka`aikukui Clearing

69-Avocado-Bananas

70-Kanewai Kalo Dam #2 Again

 
October

Pritchardia martii again

Pear Gulch Trip 1

Wai`anae Ramble TM

Ramble Junctions

Pear Gulch Trip 2

Kumaipo Avocados

Pear Gulch Trip 3

Rambling w/Solemates

Fractured Toe-No Hikes  :-( 60-Secret Site #2 Clearing

61-Secret Site #2 Clearing

62-Kahana Ditch Trail

63-Water Works TM

64-Water Works TM

65-Wai`anaeRamble CW
   
November King Kong Re-visited

Above King Kong

Secret Site

Pear Gulch Trip 4

065-Secret Site #2

066-Tunnel #9

067-Wai`anaeWanderingAlan/Dave

068-Wai`anae Wandering-Mike

069-Wai`anae Wandering -Gene

070-KumaipoTrail-Makaha2Wai`anae

071-Wandering Wai`anae - Dan

072-Keaau Ridge-Ohikilolo Valley
66-WaterWalls&Water

67-Pear Gulch & Gene's Site

68-Kauaopuu Ditch TM

69-Kauaopuu Loop

70-Pauoa Woods TM-HTMC

71-KolowaluManoaMiddle

72-Hamama/Waihee Falls
   
December Iliahi Ridge TM

CRider Bananas

Halapepe Nui

073-Keaau Ridge Again

074-Wai`anae Ramble CCW


075-Kaunala Kai TM

076-Wai`anae Ramble CW

 077-  WWW - (Rained Out)
73-Kaena Battery

74-Death Valley TM

75-WaterWorks w/Baron

76-Death Valley TM#2

77-Rambling With Jill

78-Water Works-Solemates
   

 

Month 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
January Wa`ahila

Moanalua Valley

 

Kealia

Wahiawa Hills

Wa`ahila Ridge

Waimalu Ditch/Tunnel

Kalauao

Koloa Kaipapa`u

PoamohoTunnel Part 1

 

Olomana

Lanipo

 

Kamaileunu

Wai`anae Water Works

Tunnel #14-Small Mt. By Pass

Kea`au Ridge

Secret Site

Palm Valley

Nuuanu Pali Geocaching

February Pauoa Woods

Dupont

Mokule`ea

Palehua Loop (T.M.)

Palehua Club Hike

Makapu`u-Kamiloiki

 

    Kuaokala

Makaha Tunnels

Moanalua Valley

Secret Site 13 Feb

Palm Valley

Waimano Ridge

Secret Site

 

March Kahuku X Malaekahana

Palihua Loop

Ulu Paina

Wailupe Loop

Pu`u Keahi a kohoe

Kaipapa`u Gulch

  CRider Falls Waterworks Clearing
April Pu`u O`Kila

Pu`u Manamana

Kulepeamoa

 

Moanalua

Bowman

Kuolani-Waianu

  Mt. Ka`ala

Wai`anae Ramble (CW)

Kulepeamoa

Wai`anae Ramble

Kealia - Bal

Wai`anae Tunnel #9

Makaha Deep Tunnel #10

Wai`anaeTunnels 27 April

Makaha Canyons

May Bowman Wai`anae Ka`ala

Waiau

Harmon Falls in Makaha

Mt. Olympus

Schofield-Waikane

Koloa Gulch

  Bal's Flag - Kamaileunu

Tiki Ridge May 16th

Mt. Ka`ala

Makaha-Kumaipo-Wai`anae

June Pauao Ridge

Wailupe Loop

Schofield Waikane

`Aiea Ridge

Pu`u Manamana

Malaekahana-La`ie

  Hobb's Ridge

Pua`a Nui June 10th

Pua`a Nui June 20th

Hobb's Ridge

Punanani Loop

 

CRider Falls

Tiki 22 June

Skull Rock

July MananaRidge

Kahekili

    Tiki July 1st

Star Trek (the 4th)

GodekJakulski

Wai`anae Ramble TM

Hobb's Ridge

Secret Site Wai`anae

Secret Battery O`ahu

Halapepenui TM

August La`ie

Kanehoa

Lanihuli

Aiea Ridge

Pupukea Summit

  `Iliahi Ridge

Koloa Gulch

Wai`anae Water Works

Pu`u O Kona

Waimalu Uka

Manana

CRider Falls

Iliahi

Wai`anae Ramble Clearing Trees

Wai-Wai Loop

Poamoho Tunnel

Star Trek 22 Aug.

Knife Ridge Makaha

Star Trek 29 Aug

Secret Site 6 Aug.

Kaipapa`u Gulch HTMC

Halawa Ridge TM

Pu`u Kaua

September Ka`aumakua   Lanihuli

Malaekahana

Star Trek 2 Sept

Poamoho Tunnel

Kaena Point

Manana Ridge

Moanalua Middle Ridge

CriderFalls 26 Sept

Star Trek 3 Sept

Secret Site

Lualualei Lookout

Lualualei Lookout

Secret Site

Makaha Canyons Loop

Lualualei Loop

Palehua Loop

October Wai`anae Loop

Kaunala

`Ohulehule

Tripler

Lanipo

    Star Trek 3 Oct

Pauoa Woods

Wai`anae Ramble

Konahuanui

Poamoho

Halawa Ridge

Waianae Water Works Clearing

Wai`anae Water Works +

Secret Site Number Two

WaterWorks w/Solemates

Wai`anae Ramble TM

Wai`anae Ramble HTMC

Makaha Long Tunnel

Secret Site

November Pu`u O Kona

Manana Ditch

CRider Falls - Wai`anae   Waimano Ridge

Kumaipo

Castle

Palm Valley

Laie X/O Malaekahana

Makaha Low Tunnels

Secret Site

Makua Valley

Wai`anae Tunnels

December       Wai`anae Water Works

Palm Valley

Small Mt. Bypass

 

 

Waimalu Ditch TM

Makaha Canyon Loop

Pauoa Woods Loop

Wai`anae Wandering

Makaha Sites

Kadomatsu

Wai`anae Secret Site

 

 

Month 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
January Kaena Point Kaena Point Kaena Point

Mount Olomana

Kaena Point

Hobb's Ridge

Lulumahu Falls

Kaene Point

Kaua`opu`u Loop

Olomana

 

February   Kua`okala Kuliou`ou Ridge

Aiea Ridge

Waimano Summit

Makapuu LighthouseWhale Watching

Malaekahana Loop

Godek/Jaskulski Ridge

Hau`ula Uka Loop

Makapuu Lighthouse

Kaua`opu`u Loop

Mokule`ia

Waiau

March   Ko`olaupoko Wa`ahila Ridge Kaau Crater/Summit

Waimalu Ditch

Lulumahu Falls

Kipapa Ridge Trail

Pauoa Woods

Pauoa Woods

Kahuku X 2 Malaekahana

April   Waimalu Ditch Wa`ahila Ridge Wahiawa Hills

Onikiniki/Small Waimalu Loop

Wailupe Loop

Kaunala

 

May   Hawai'i Loa Ridge Ka`au Crater Wailupe Loop

Kalawahine/Nuuanu Trail

Papali Uka

Tripler Ridge 

Pauau Ridge

Polipoli Camp

Tantalus Ramble

June   3 Poles Waianae KahanaValley Loop Waiau Ridge

Kuolani-Waianu

Kahana Valley Loop

Kaipapa`u 3Ridge Loop

Schofield Waikane

Mt. Ka`ala

Kulepeamoa Loop

July   Lyon Arboretum Aiea Ridge Halapepe Nui Loop

Papali Loop

Maunawili

Laie Summit

Likeke

Godek-Jaskulski

Kahana Valley Loop

Schofield Waikane

August Pali to Likelike Waimano Ridge   Konahuanui

Up WaimanoRidge Down Waiau Ridge

Pupukea Summit

Kaipapa`u Gulch

Makua Rim

Wai`anae Kai

Pu`u Ka`aumakua

September Kalauao Mount Ka`ala Halawa Ridge Onikiniki/Sm.Waimalu Loop

Kaipapa`u Gulch

Up La`ie Trial Down Malaekahana Trail

Kipapa Ridge Trail

Pu`u Ohulehule

Pupukea Summit

Halawa Ridge

October Manana Ridge Makapuu Lighthouse Ho`omaluhi Park

Kahuku

Kuolani-Waianu

Tripler Ridge

Pu`u O Kona

 

November     Halapepenui Trail MananAhrnsDitchLoop

Wai`anae Sm. Mt. Loop

Pu`u O Kila

Waimalu Ditch

La`ie

Pu`u Manamana

Manana Ditch

December     Moanalua Valley  Wa`ahila Ridge

Olomana

Likeke Uka

Kalihi Uka

Waimalu Ditch/Tunnel

Kalauao

Olomana

Lanipo