Stories of an ultra runner and adventurer: an obsessive approach to the outdoors by Candice Burt

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Best Damn Strawberry Guava Trail in La'ie

The La'ie Trail above the town of La'ie is a go-to trail when I'm staying at the Malaekahana Beach.  It is just down the road and offers 12 miles of trails.  Today I ran to the waterfall, an 8 mile route with lots of sticky mud and a few miles of running through tunnels of strawberry guava.  Yum.  The last 1/4 mile to the waterfall is more of a rocky slip and slide down a 70 degree embankment.  There are plenty of strawberry guava to hang on to though and I was able to lower myself step by step to the two tiered falls.

A little stretching break & some scenic photos of the trail!











This is the Strawberry Guava Section


Cool ferns

So many pretty orchids on the route





Just before you get to the falls, there's a sign pointing you to the right. To the left is the Summit, another 2.5 miles up.

The Falls were at the bottom of a very rocky and steep (some would say treacherous) trail.  You can't see it from the picture, but there is a waterfall above these falls too. 



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