OBAMA’S HIKE: LANIKAI PILLBOXES

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| SHARE WITH THE WORLD | Obama is right on one thing, this is a pretty fun, quick, and view filled hike. Now you just need to ignore the hoards of humans also trying to make the trek alongside you. When we lived in Kailua, this was the perfect morning workout. We would run up, back down, and repeat, finishing …

|WATCH| One Week On Oahu

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SHARE THIS While being sacked in with our “Winter” season can bring on some cozy Netflix days, there are mountains, valleys, and uncrowded lineups prospering from the heavy rain flow waiting for those willing to get a little wet to enjoy. Drew, co-founder of Outdoor Junkiez, and his good friend visiting from Washington, Alex, sniffed out several waterfalls in the …

HIKE MANOA FALLS

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Tucked back in the majestic, misty Manoa Valley lies one of our favorite trail runs to Manoa Falls. Waterfall Wednesday becomes much more accessible when there’s a gushing fall just 5 minutes away from you. That’s the best part about Hawaii, within just a few minutes you can be transported into the jungle, dipping into ice cold water, and make it back for happy hour like no big deal.

HIKE: PALI PUKA, OAHU

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The iconic Pali drive gets even more stunning when you take the old Pali road and pit stop at the Pali lookout for a nice windswept view of the east side. As you’re standing there amongst the feral cats, rogue chickens, and tourists with the sock and sandal get up…know that there’s a room with a view waiting for you …

HIKE: PU’U KAHEKILI, VENTURE HAWAI’I

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Venture Hawai’i shares Pu’u Kahekili in this photo blog. Check out Venture Hawai’i’s website for more, or post any comments below for Outdoor Junkiez with any questions, mahalo! This has to be one of our favorite hikes. The entire hike has amazing views. It wasn’t very long until the first peak. You gain elevation very fast. The trail is on …

A HIKE FOR SWINGERS : WILIWILINUI RIDGE

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The swing is back! After researching and reading up on hikes we could enjoy on Kuhio Day, it was decided to try out a hike neither one of us had experienced. My good friend Mel and I decided to check out Wiliwilinui Ridge as it was only 20 minutes away and would provide a good workout combined with exceptional views. …

CHINAMAN’S HAT : VENTURE HAWAII

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For my birthday this year Kyla took me on a kayak/hike to Mokoli’i Island, commonly known as Chinaman’s Hat. Mokoli’i translates from Hawaiian as “little lizard”. According to Hawaiian mythology, the island is the remains of a Giant Lizard’s or Dragon’s tail that was chopped off and tossed into the ocean by the goddess Hi’iaka. The common name of Chinaman’s …

THE ORGANIC STAIRMASTER: KOKOHEAD

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Many of us have heard of this gluteus maximus-burning hike, and if you live on Oahu, it’s the perfect calorie killer with a view to boot. Welcome to Kokohead, the most organic stair master, aside from Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii has to offer. Enjoy this hike on a Monday and head to ChaChaCha afterwards for their all day happy hour, …