Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island Guide Book

by Kathy Morey (Wilderness Press)
Hawaii Trails Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island  by Kathy Morey

292pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0899974120

Hawaii Trails features 58 walks and hikes that will appeal to everyone, with trips ranging from a short stroll through Liliuokalani Gardens to a nearly 40-mile backpacking trip to a cabin atop Mauna Loa. You can also explore the spooky Kaumana Caves, visit the Eden-like Waipio Valley, and witness red-hot lava exploding into the sea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Trails from the "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 55.
... Preview: Akaka Falls State Park offers an easy walk on paved trail through a luxuriant rainforest to fine overlooks of not one but two beautiful waterfalls. It’s a must-see! Before you set out, note that nei ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Kipuka Puaulu is one of the easier and more enjoyable hikes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you have time for only one other hike besides Kilauea Iki in the park, this should be it. And what a c ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: A white obelisk on the north side of Kealakekua Bay marks the approximate site where Captain James Cook died in 1779 in a skirmish with Hawaiian natives over their theft of one of his auxiliary boats ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Halape is an extremely popular coastal destination for backcountry hikers along the Puna-Kau Coast. The coves around Halape are the prettiest along the Puna-Kau Trail and reportedly offer the best sno ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21.33
... Preview: This is surely the easiest (but least interesting) way to approach Halemaumau and to get a look into its steaming depths. It’s so short that where you find a parking spot in the huge parking lot can m ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.67
... Preview: In reading about the Big Island, you undoubtedly have encountered descriptions of a long trail that completely encircles not only Kilauea caldera but Kilauea Iki pit crater. Well, this is it—the biggi ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A shelter at the end of this trip protects human footprints left perhaps 200 years ago in a kind of volcanic mud that turned to rock. No one really knows for sure how old these particular footprints a ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: The 1959 eruption in Kilauea Iki that built Puu Puai with lava fountains up to 1900 feet high devastated the area south-southwest of Puu Puai. Since then, that area has been left to regenerate on its ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: After winding down through the “rainforest hills” below Volcano House (some fine birding opportunities here), you venture out onto the black pahoehoe floor of Kilauea Crater for a close-up view of Hal ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This trip adds the beauty of the forest on Byron Ledge to the fascination of the Halemaumau Trail. From the west end of the parking lot in front of Kilauea Visitor Center (left end as you face the cen ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Pepeiao Cabin (“Pepeiau Shelter” on the topo), in a meadow of deep grasses on the edge of the Kau Desert, has a feeling of tranquility and remoteness, even a touch of melancholy, unmatched by the othe ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: In the middle of the monotonous Kau Desert, there is a pair of colorful craters with some special inhabitants. Most of the Kau Desert is very uninteresting, I think; this hike is the exception. (The P ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: After your visit to Pepeiao Cabin, you descend to Kaaha Shelter on the coast. This trip is easiest if done in four days, but you could do it in two or three days if you were in a hurry. The beginning ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: If you like trees, you will enjoy Hilo Arboretum. Hilo Arboretum’s broad lawns stretch out under a wide variety of non-native trees that, in years past, were being evaluated for their usefulness to Ha ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking
... Preview: You say you wouldn’t go for a hike if you were paid to do so? Well, consider this: The builders of the Mauna Lani resort complex have preserved a number of sites of historical and archaeological inter ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The Jeep Road offers a straightforward and pleasant ramble through Kalopa State Park’s largely non-native forest. From the parking lot by the cabins, you can retrace your steps down the road past the ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Kalopa’s Nature Loop offers an excellent opportunity to see native Hawaiian plants in their natural setting. The attractive day-use pavilion should tempt you to stay for a picnic in spite of the area’ ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: A pretty roadside rest along the Saddle Road offers you a chance to briefly descend into a lava tube whose ends then proceed whoknows- how-far into the cool darkness. It’s such a contrast to the warmt ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking
... Preview: What does this trip offer you? Fabulous rainforest and crater scenery; a thrilling walk across a crater floor; and a visit to the site from which spewed the highest and hottest lava fountain ever reco ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.33
... Preview: Thanks to the brochure provided at the park’s entrance, you can enter an old Hawaiian village established some 600 years ago, walk through it, and, in your imagination, see its inhabitants going about ... From the guidebook "Hawaii Trails: Walks, Strolls and Treks on the Big Island"
Hilo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1