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Oahu Hikes

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  • Kaneohe hike: Nakoa Trail in Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park

    Nakoa Trail in Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park

    Kaneohe, Oahu
    This windward coastal Valley is a step out of time. It is largely undeveloped and has the highest rainfall of any valley on Oahu, so it is very lush and full of jungle foliage and flowing streams. The drive to reach the Kahana Valley gets you... Read more
  • Diamond Head hike: Diamond Head

    Diamond Head

    Diamond Head, Oahu
    This is a very popular hike on the oceanfront just east of Waikiki and in Honolulu. The trail is not very long at 1.6 miles round trip, however the arid exposed conditions and the 560 foot gain of elevation makes this quite a workout. The reward... Read more
  • Mokuleia hike: Mokuleia Beach Coastal Hike

    Mokuleia Beach Coastal Hike

    Mokuleia, Oahu
    The coastal area southwest of Haleiwa, known as Mokuleia, is a rare undeveloped coastline. A 20-minute drive from Haleiwa to the Ka'ena Point State Park: Mokuleia section gets you into a great stretch of coastline for losing the crowds and... Read more
  • Honolulu hike: Tantalus Makiki Valley Looping Trail System

    Tantalus Makiki Valley Looping Trail System

    Honolulu, Oahu
    These trails are amazingly close to Honolulu, but once you are out hiking you leave behind any hint of city. These trails wind through a well-forested gulch and stream valley and are part of the Na Ala Hele State Trail System. They have online... Read more
  • Hawaii Kai hike: Kokohead Summit Hike

    Kokohead Summit Hike

    Hawaii Kai, Oahu
    The hike to the top Koko Head is no joke, with a staircase of 1000 steps leading to the summit you will be sure remember this hike. Think of it as the ultimate "stair-master" or a "cross fit" training session for those wanting solid exercise.... Read more
  • Honolulu hike: Pu'u Ohi'a Trail

    Pu'u Ohi'a Trail

    Honolulu, Oahu
    This trail above the Makiki Heights neighborhood gets you to a summit view of the Koolau Monutains stretching all the way to Waikiki. A quick 12 minute drive out of Waikiki gets you to the Pu'u Ohi'a Trailhead, then 30 minutes walk to the top of... Read more
  • Waimanalo hike: Makapu'u Point Trail

    Makapu'u Point Trail

    Waimanalo, Oahu
    This trail ascends a volcanic mountain on Oahu's southeastern most point, providing panoramic views of the Waimanalo windward coast, and the south shore stretching along the Ka'iwi Scenic Shoreline toward Koko Head in the distance. The landscape... Read more
About Oahu Hikes

Oahu is a diverse and contrasting island containing the largest population of any of the Hawaiian Islands. One of the best ways to get exercise and explore the undeveloped and wild parts of the island is through the joy of hiking.  Each section of the island has trails, both maintained and unmaintained that can get you started on finding your way deeper into nature.  Even the most timid of explorers can try hiking with a sense of calm in Hawaii as we have very few hazardous plants or animals in our environment.

At a Glance:

Highlights: A great activity for exercise plus you can get deeper into the natural beauty of the islands while exercising.
Activity Level: Mild to strenuous
Options: A private, or professional tour provider can take you to a variety of locations. Research via web or through trail guides can give you great self-guided hike. The State Parks have marked trails and orientation for safest self-guided touring
Warnings!: Hazards vary by terrain, but the islands are inherently lava rock that is brittle, jagged, and often unstable. Be aware of unstable rocks or boulders in the hiking environment, watch for slippery algae covered rocks by streams or ocean edges. Flash flooding can occur in streams so be aware of the weather in the area and mountains above. Before venturing into the islands hikes it is best to be prepared for the conditions at hand, sunscreen, hydration, rain protection, and bug repellent are all recommended preparations before going hiking in Hawai'i.
Price Range: $0 to $150 per person

Our Top Oahu Hikes:

1.Diamond Head Summit Trail
2. Nakoa Trail, Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park
3. Makiki Valley /Tantalus Looping Trails
4. Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail

Public Resources:

The State of Hawai'i maintains a trail system throughout the islands, visit the  website for details:

Hawai'i State Parks: