On this outing we got lost in the beginning and ended up bypassing the Kalalula waterfalls (no pics of the falls, sorry), but we managed to find the ridge trail that ascends to the first heiau and beyond to eventually complete the loop.
What is amazing about this trail is that it proves there is actually fresh flowing water in Waianae Valley. Not only is there water, but the streams are fed by a spring, so the water is almost always flowing, and it is cool and clear. It is a far cry from the misconception of Waianae being dry and hot.
photo: L. Yamasaki
photo: B. Bautista
Kanewai Dam. (photo: L. Yamasaki)