Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
I've done this hike a few times and it never gets old. Located at the very end of the highway on the West side of the island, this hike offers some truly breathtaking views. It's about 2.5 miles to the end and another 2.5 back. Use sunscreen because it's hot and there's zero shade! It can also get bumpy in some areas. Bring some good shoes. No restrooms either. Also, it's pretty straightforward, but there's a part one has to climb carefully towards the end. If you're interested, there's a blowhole about halfway that makes for an interesting sight. There's a bird sanctuary located at the end of the hike, which you have to go through a gate to get to, and no dogs are allowed. You'll see native Hawaiian plants, monk seals, albatross, and if you're lucky, it's a great place to whale watch when the whales are on the island. Great place to watch the sunset, it's unbelievably beautiful, but don't stay out too long, because it gets dark pretty fast. Word of advice, don't leave valuables in your vehicle, for there has been a rise in break-ins.