Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii Oahu  by Suzanne Swedo

Best Easy Day Hikes: Hawaii: Oahu Guide Book

by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii Oahu  by Suzanne Swedo
Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: Oahu includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for 20 easy-to-follow hikes on the island that is home to Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. This Capital Isle is often the place that comes to mind when you think of Hawaii. Discover a landscape of diverse scenery and natural splendors, from the Ko'olau Mountains to Maunawili Falls and from Makapu'u Point to Ka'ena Point.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Hawaii: Oahu" Guide Book
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Just above Honolulu, but high enough into the Ko’olau mountains to feel wild and remote, this relatively level loop is a great favorite with both locals and visitors. In fact, it can be crowded on wee ...
Aiea, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
Diamond Head, or Le’ahi to Hawaiians, is the most famous landmark in all Hawai’i, the classic hike everybody must do when they come to O’ahu. Wilderness it is not. From beginning to end a steady str ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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This surprising green oasis is right in the middle of downtown Honolulu. It is the oldest of the five Honolulu Botanical Gardens, each of which protects a different habitat with its own specialized ki ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
This may be the most popular short hiking destination on O’ahu, a place for socializing and swimming as much as communing with nature. Nu’uanu Stream flows along the southwest side of the elongated lo ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1
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This popular hike offers some of the best sea views on O’ahu, a photogenic lighthouse, and a special bonus from December through April: migrating humpback whales, lots of them, just offshore. It’s the ...
Waimanalo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
This walk follows a beautiful shoreline, with tide pools to explore and endangered species of Hawaiian flowers to examine along the way. From December to May you are almost guaranteed sightings of nes ...
Waialua, HI - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
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Don’t miss this one. It is an easy walk on a stunning shoreline, with possible sightings of nesting albatross, rare monk seals, and even whales. There are endangered species of native Hawaiian flowers ...
Waialua, HI - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
This is one of the City and County of Honolulu’s five botanical gardens, and arguably the most interesting, set as it is inside Koko Crater, the largest cone made of volcanic ash on O’ahu.
Waimanalo, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A shady stroll takes you through a lush green valley toward the heart of the Ko’olau Range. Pass the stone barrier marked kuli’ou’ou reservoir, sign in on the sheet in the mailbox to your left, and f ...
Waimanalo, HI - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
This is a compact little jewel crammed in among apartment buildings, just right for a stroll and a picnic in the heat of the day. This quiet little garden is within easy walking distance of the Foste ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
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Right next door to Manoa Falls is an opportunity to see some beautiful ornamental flowers and native Hawaiian vegetation in a more open and manicured setting. There are no slippery tree roots or muddy ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
This is one of the prettiest and most popular hikes on O’ahu. It’s a perfect family ramble along a stream amid lush tropical vegetation to a waterfall and pool. You’ll be following Waihi Stream all th ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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This is a very popular hike to a pretty little waterfall and pool. You will probably enjoy it more if you get there early in the day. The surrounding area was once farmed by the early Hawaiians, later ...
Kailua, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
The view from the Nu’uanu Pali overlook is truly stunning, but you have to share it with hundreds of chattering tourists and rumbling tour buses unless you walk a bit. With very little effort you can ...
Kailua, HI - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.5
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A heiau is a temple or place of worship, usually a raised rectangular platform built from lava rocks by the early Hawaiians. In the old days there would have been altars, huts, and tikis, (carved repr ...
Waimea, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
Pu’u Ohia is the Hawaiian name for Mount Tantalus, the high point on the edge of a volcanic cinder cone. The view from the summit is one of the finest, taking in Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, the Wai’an ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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This hike takes you through a forest of gaudy tropical flowers and singing birds to the top of a local landmark for a great view of the Ko’olau pali (cliff), Honolulu, and the sea. It’s a steady climb ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
This short, almost flat loop gives you a taste of real tropical forest, even though you are only a few steps away from a suburban road. Head slightly uphill from the trailhead sign to find the beginn ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
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This is one of the five gardens of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, operated by Honolulu’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Each one is part of a different environmental setting, and all are worth v ...
Wahiawa, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
There are lots of wild fruits and berries along this trail. The loop is a short sample of the much longer Waimano Trail, which struggles steeply up toward the rainy Ko’olau mountains. Overlooks along ...
Pearl City, HI - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
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