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January 15, 2020

Crouching Lion Photo Shoot

Crouching Lion Hike Photo Shoot

If you are looking for an adventurous photo shoot while you are visiting Hawaii, Crouching Lion Hike is the best photo shot location on the entire island. Crouching Lion Hike is a short but steep incline hike that offers breathtaking views of Kahana Bay. The view from the top is seriously one of my favorite landscapes on the entire island of Oahu in Hawaii.

In this blog post, I will tell you how you can do both and what you should expect on the Crouching Lion trail on Oahu, Hawaii and showcase this Hayden and Alyson breathtaking engagement session. Please note, this location is for very fit individuals and is not suitable for small children or maternity sessions.



Crouching Lion Hike Short route: The trailhead is located in between a ‘Do Not Pass’ sign and a telephone pole. It isn’t marked and looks like it’s heading straight into the bushes, but once you get a few steps into the bushes you can begin to see the markings of a trail. When we did this hike there were quite a few other small groups along the way which reassured us that we were headed in the right direction.



Right from the start, this hike takes off at a steep incline. You will definitely work up a sweat as you climb over gnarled tree roots, and duck under stooping branches. As you continue to climb, the trail becomes more and more pronounced. There are parts that are very slippery due to the dry crumbling dirt but for the most part, the thick vegetation helps to stabilize the trail. Hiking shoes or shoes with good grip are ideal for this steep slippery trail. I don’t advise this trail in the rain whatsoever and it will be very dangerous.

Crouching Lion Hike Photo Shoot Advice

  1. Bring a separate outfit for hiking and for the photoshoot
  2. Bring Athletic shoes
  3. Bring water
  4.  Pack light

Address: Crouching Lion Hike, 52-204 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744

Crouching Lion Hike Photo Shoot DRONE!

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