After our Stairway to Heaven adventure from a few weeks ago, Christine and I immediately started planning the next one. We knew we wanted to something that was very "island life" since we are all leaving O'ahu very soon, so the Kalihi Ice Ponds seemed like the perfect location.
The hike was pretty quick and painless, though the trail has been damaged from recent storms. We made it there in about 25 minutes, including the climb down to the falls. Since we went so early we had the whole pool to ourselves, so yes, it was just as secluded as it appears.