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Hikes in Honolulu

With summer approaching, it’s time to take your braces outdoors and go on a hike. At Morita Orthodontics in Honolulu, HI we care about our patients’ overall health in addition to their smile. That is why we encourage our patients to live a healthy and active lifestyle. So take advantage of the summer sun and explore some of our Honolulu orthodontists favorite hikes in the area.

Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail

Totaling 5 miles roundtrip, this trail is perfect for those who are just getting into hiking. This path will keep you enticed with it’s constantly changing environments and a great variety of flora along the way. This hike offers forest-like scenery, with vast Hawaiian vegetation, and ocean views. Although it is an easy to moderate hike, it does slowly creep uphill to reach the summit, so be prepared for a gradual climb and occasional switchbacks!

Maunawili Falls

If tropical waterfalls and refreshing freshwater pools are your goals, then this is the trail for you. Although this trail is only 2.5 miles roundtrip, it creeps a little over moderate difficulty since it requires a lot of crossings over tangled tree roots and rocky streams. Yet when you reach the bottom of the trail you will be greeted with a Hawaiian oasis, a waterfall and freshwater pool. Here you can swim, jump off rocks into the pool, or simply take in the views.

Aiea Loop Trail

This trail is perfect for any hiking and history enthusiasts. This easy to moderate 4.8-mile roundtrip hike offers many scenic views and if you’re lucky, the wreckage from a World War II bomber plane. As you climb upwards, you can also catch sights of Aloha Stadium, Pearl Harbor, Hickam Field, Byodo-In temple, and various views of the H3. It’s not a strenuous hike, but it does have some gradual hills and can be muddy and wet at times.

Ka’au Crater

If you’re an experienced hiker with a taste for adventure, then look no further. This 5-mile roundtrip difficult trail offers a little taste of everything; from waterfalls to ridgelines or scenic city views to vast overgrown craters. Despite its massive beauty, the trail contains many of steep climbs, and at times even very narrow pathways along ridgelines. In addition, most of the trail is wet and muddy and is not always well maintained so caution is advised.

Contact Your Hololulu Orthodontist Today!

At Morita Orthodontics in Honolulu, we believe that having braces shouldn’t hold you back from living an active and healthy lifestyle. That is why our staff not only strives to provide high-quality orthodontic care and braces in Honolulu, HI, but also encourage our patients to live a healthy and active lifestyle. If you feel that you are a candidate for braces or have questions about any of our orthodontic treatments, feel free to contact us or make an appointment today!


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To our valued patients,

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), President Trump, the American Dental Association and the Hawaii Dental Association are recommending all dentists postpone nonemergency dental procedures for 2 weeks. Our practice is committed to protecting the community and avoiding using valuable resources that our first responders and frontline healthcare providers will need.

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