Overview: This long trail starts at 7000 feet (2134m) in the native shrubland ecosystem. A hiker might choose to do a 2 mile (3.2km) round trip hike out to the edge of the valley and return, or might use this as a starting point for an all day hike. After the first mile, the trail reaches the edge of the erosional valley and affords excellent views on a clear day. From this point the trail switchbacks town the valley wall to the floor almost 1500 feet (457m) below. Four miles out the trail reaches Holua cabin and campsite (permits required for overnight stays). An all day hike on this trail (10 miles or 16km round trip) takes the hiker to the Silversword Loop and return.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.