Wailele Falls and Secret Island

by kenji SAITO on November 11, 2015

Hiking Wailele Falls and Secret Island

I was looking for a parade on this Veteran’s Day Holiday. Waterfall parade. Dale showed Cathy, Chris B, James, Jennifer, Justin, Mae, Menchie, Thessa and myself the trail today.

Trailhead

Trailhead

We all met up at Laie Shopping Center and carpooled to the trailhead.

Farms

Farms

Justin felt right at home passing through the farmland. Fire up that tractor!

Dip

Dip

The road dipped as the stream ran through a semi-broken culvert.

Trail

Trail

We soon left the farmland and headed deeper into the gulch on a defined trail.

Stream crossing

Stream crossing

Water was clear and trickling. No flash flood conditions today. Photo by Dale Yoshizu.

Rock hopping

Rock hopping

Slippery when wet.

Tree hopping

Tree hopping

The group going over a tree to make their way across the stream.

Stream crossing

Stream crossing

How many crossings did we do?

Boulder hopping

Boulder hopping

There were some pretty large sized boulders scattered in the stream.

Wailele Falls

Wailele Falls

Group photo left to right: Cathy, Thessa, Mae, Jennifer, Menchie, myself, James, Chris B, Justin and Dale.

Top of Wailele Falls

Top of Wailele Falls

Took us only one hour to make it to the waterfalls. Photo by James Agas.

Wailele Stream

Wailele Stream

Rumor has it that there are bigger waterfalls upstream. Another hike for another day.

Water fun

Water fun

Splish splash.

All pau

All pau

The short and sweet waterfall hike covered 4.4 miles. Glad to have met new and old faces on the hike. Post hike meal at the bustling Seven Brothers. Gives Teddy’s Bigger Burgers a run for their money.

Secret Island

Secret Island

Four of us stopped at Kualoa Regional Park since the day was still long. Group photo looking out over Moli’i Pond to the rugged mountain of Kanehoalani. Photo by Justin Hirako.

Panoramic view

Panoramic view

One can dream. Click here for the larger image. Photo by Chris Bautista.

SS Moku Kalama

SS Moku Kalama

Four hikers set sail that day. Now where’s the key? I guess we’re not setting sail. Photo by Justin Hirako.

All pau

All pau

Fun on the swings. No hammocks swinging in the breeze. Walking in the sand. It was a good day. Photos by Justin Hirako.

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Dale Yoshizu January 11, 2016 at 10:02 am

Well put together again. Shucks missed that Secret Island but did get to go with Menchie folks couple weeks ago.

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kenji SAITO January 11, 2016 at 10:12 am

Aloha Dale,
Thanks for showing us the trail. Good times!
Mahalo

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