Hiking Oahu--Likeke Falls

January 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I hear there are a few ways to get here.  From the country club, which is much shorter or from the Pali Lookout, which is the way we went.

Let's get to the action....First the video:

 

Start at the Pali lookout and head to the right.

Turning right you're on the old Pali, heading toward that baracade in the distance.  

If you're lucky you'll have a strapping young man to push the barricade out of the way.  Ok, that's not true.  I've been down here lots of times.  I don't think I've ever seen it closed.

The views from the Pali are always amazing!

Then there's a little bit of this.

You'll come to a point where you can turn left and go under the Pali Hwy (down that ladder right there) or continue straight on another trail.  Go down the ladder.

Ladder is pretty steady.  The whole fam made it no problem.

Then you can either bend over and go under the Pali or squeeze betwen the beams.  We opted to squeeze.

A paved road will wind down and around to this point where it branches off 3 different directions.

Yeah, pretty self explanatory.  This was my last shot before the falls.  At this point it gets muddy and slippery, so the camera was put away so I could focus on not losing a kid :-).  I'm not good at distances, but I'd guess it's somewhere between 3/4 mile to 1 mile from here to the falls.  It very well could be shorter and it just felt longer :-).

LOADS of people here on this MLK Day.  Great flow, cold water, good times!  

Here's a few more of the falls.

View the entire gallery from this hike by CLICKING HERE.

FMT (Fat-Man-Factor): 4 (FMT is a difficulty scale from 1-10, from an out of shape, fat, white guy's point of view)  If it hadn't rained recently, this would have been cake, but the falls wouldn't have been flowing like this.  Again, we brought a 4, 8 and 11 year old with us.  It's a workout, but I like to HIKE when I hike.  If I wanted to take a walk, I'd stay home.


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