Hey guys, it’s Brie checking in from Oahu! I just moved here from Florida and couldn’t have asked for a better place to live. The scenery is killer, the people are awesome, and the food is on point!?
To kickstart my adventuring in Hawaii, I decided to do my first hike at Diamond Head, a U.S. State Monument located in Honolulu. The hike is one of the easiest on the island and probably the most iconic, due to its crater shape formed by a volcano. That being said, it attracts A LOT of tourists (beware!) who want to see the breathtaking views on the trail. The view at the top is definitely worth it though, if you can dodge the flashing cameras and crying babies! You can see Waikiki in the distance, the lighthouse beneath it, and different surf breaks. It’s pretty nice!
The second hike I’ve done is Koko Head, which is a little east of Diamond Head. Like Diamond Head, it is also a crater. To get to the top, you have to climb over 1000 steep stairs made from an old railroad track and cross a pretty sketchy bridge in the process. This hike is hardcore and HOT but the view at the end is worth it. You get a 360 view of the island, where you can see Hanauma Bay, Diamond Head, and other famous sites. The hike down is a little challenging as well, since you have to step on the tracks without sliding/falling to your doom (dun dun dun!). The good news is, if you’re not too exhausted, you feel super awesome after you finish it!
I’m planning on doing other hikes soon, so I’ll keep you guys posted on my adventures to come! Hope you enjoy the pictures!