Day Hikes on Oahu  by Robert Stone

Day Hikes on Oahu Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes on Oahu  by Robert Stone
This guide describes more than 50 easy day hikes around this beautiful Hawaiian island. The hikes include a variety of waterfalls, rivers, streams, panoramic views, tropical forests, and the Diamond Head Crater overlooking Waikiki.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes on Oahu" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 56.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 56.

Keaiwa Heiau State Park is the site of an ancient healing temple. The park sits in the foothills of the Koolau Range above the town of Aiea. The Aiea Loop Trail snakes along a ridge descending from ...
Aiea, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
The Aihualama Trail begins at Manoa Falls, skirts the upper end of Manoa Valley, then heads steeply up to Pauoa Flats and a stunning overlook. The route passes through groves of bamboo, koa, eucalyp ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
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Ala Moana Beach Park, within walking distance from downtown Waikiki, is a large and diverse park. The 76-acre park borders the Ala Wai Harbor and includes a huge grassy picnic area dotted with trees, ...
Waikiki, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
Ala Wai Canal, built in the 1920s, is a 1.5-mile waterway forming the inland boundary of Waikiki. A paved walkway borders the canal, stretching along the backside of Waikiki parallel to the ocean. T ...
Waikiki, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Alapena Pool sits in a gorgeous jungle setting a short distance off the Pali Highway in Honolulu. Alapena Falls is a 15-foot cascade on Nuuanu Stream that tumbles into the deep pool. The short, unsign ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
Diamond Head, known to Hawaiians as Leahi, is recognized as Hawaii ’s most famous landmark. Once used as a military observation station, the dormant volcano is now a state monument. The trail crosse ...
Waikiki, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Foster Botanical Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a living museum dating back to 1853. This 14-acre verdant garden is Hawaii ’s oldest botanical garden and is a pastoral ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
Hanauma Bay is surrounded by volcanic cliffs, palm trees and a half mile of white sand. The calm, shallow water in the bay make it a popular snorkeling area, abundant with coral reefs and fish. Along ...
Waimanalo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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The Hauula Loop Trail is a beautiful mountain hike in the Kaipapau Forest Reserve above Hauula. The trail crosses Waipilopilo Gulch and winds up the hillside through an ironwood, Norfolk Island pine a ...
Hauula, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden is situated on 400 sloping acres of former farmland in windward Oahu above Kaneohe. The rainforest garden sits at the foot of the Koolau Mountains beneath the towering Pali ...
Kaneohe, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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The Judd Memorial Trail is a short loop hike in the Nuuanu Valley. The path crosses the Nuuanu Stream and traverses the north-facing hillside through bamboo, eucalyptus and Norfolk Island pine groves. ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
Kaena Point is located at the arid west end of Oahu. The Waianae Range tapers to a point where the north and south shores merge, forming the remote peninsula. At the point, the twelve-acre Kaena Point ...
Waialua, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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Kaena Point is a narrow peninsula at the westernmost tip of Oahu. The Waianae Range tapers to the point, ending at the remote twelve-acre Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve. The exposed reserve is cover ...
Waianae, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Kahana Bay is a scenic tree-lined bay surrounded by steep fluted cliffs of the Koolau Range. The deep bay curves between Mahie Point and Kaluapuleho Point. Kahana Stream flows through the rain-soaked ...
Kaaawa, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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Kaiaka Bay Beach Park sits along the Kaiaka Point peninsula near the towns of Waialua and Haleiwa. The grassy beach park is backed by the chiseled Waianae Mountains. Kaiaka Point divides Kaiaka Bay an ...
Haleiwa, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This hike is a beach stroll along Kailua Bay beginning at Kailua Beach Park near the pavilion and picnic area. Kailua Bay rests against a two-mile strip of white sand bordered by rocky points. The b ...
Kailua, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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The Kaiwa Ridge Trail follows the ridge in the Keolu Hills between Kailua Bay and Waimanalo Bay. The trail leads to an ocean lookout at an old military bunker above Lanikai Beach with incredible 360-d ...
Kailua, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
This short loop hike leads to Kapaeleele Koa and Keaniani Kilo, two ancient Hawaiian fishing shrines on the oceanfront cliffs high above Kahana Bay. The trail, maintained by the local Boy Scouts, is a ...
Kaaawa, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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The Kaunala Trail, in the Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve, is a favorite hike with a wide cross section of natural features. The diverse hike includes lush tropical forests, jungle stream crossings, fo ...
Haleiwa, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Keaau Beach Park is a gorgeous, tree-lined park and picnic ground dotted with palms at the west end of the island. The Waianae Range is the backdrop to this grassy coastal park. To the south, the hi ...
Waianae, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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