Hiking the Hawaiian Islands  by Suzanne Swedo

Hiking the Hawaiian Islands Guide Book

by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)
Hiking the Hawaiian Islands  by Suzanne Swedo
The Hawaiian islands offer more than high-end resorts, luaus, and hula dancers. This state's vast reaches of undeveloped land are ripe for outdoor experiences, from seaside strolls to more challenging adventures along rugged mountains, past waterfalls and volcanoes, and even through deserts and swamps. Describing fifteen to twenty hikes on each of the four main islands, this guidebook covers the best of the best, with a range of hikes to suit all tastes and hiking abilities.

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Trails from the "Hiking the Hawaiian Islands" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 72.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 72.

This relatively level loop just above Honolulu is high enough into the foothills of the Ko’olau Mountains to feel wild and is a great favorite with both locals and visitors. In fact, it can be crowded ...
Aiea, HI - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.7
If Manoa Falls isn’t enough of a hike for you, you can continue farther along the edge of Manoa Valley to the Nu’uanu Overlook for fabulous views as far as Diamond Head in one direction and Kailua in ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
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This is an easy stroll along a paved, winding path through a garden of showy tropical blossoms, bamboo groves, and along a pretty stream to an overlook of spectacular Akaka Falls, over 442 feet high. ...
Honomu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
One of the most spectacular views of the Na Pali Coast from above lies at the end of this upside-down hike. It was once a nature trail with signposts corresponding to descriptions in a guidebook publi ...
Waimea, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
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This is surely among the most exciting hikes in Koke’e State Park, offering heart-stopping views into Waimea Canyon as well as a visit to a waterfall flowing from a beautiful little pool surrounded by ...
Waimea, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
The name is Le’ahi to Hawaiians. This 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 opening to closing a steady str ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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This one of the two most popular routes into Haleakala Crater. You can make a rugged in-and-out day hike of it or, even better, spend the night at Holua Cabin or camp in the campground. You can also e ...
Pukalani, HI - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.2
This very popular hike gives you a 2-mile sample of the Kalalau Trail along the famous Na Pali Coast. The entire Kalalau Trail continues for another 9 challenging miles to its end at Kalalau Beach, bu ...
Hanalei, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Fabulous views of Hanalei Bay, the Makaleha Mountains, and, weather permitting, one of the longest waterfalls you’ve ever seen are your rewards for toiling up this muddy and precipitous path. You clim ...
Hanalei, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
There is a lot of tropical fruit to eat in summer along this trail, as well as a great variety of scenery. Best of all, there are no crowds up here on the windward coast, far from busy Honolulu. Walk ...
Hauula, HI - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
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At the Hawai’i Tropical Botanical Garden a wondrous array of beautiful growing things from all over the tropical world is packed onto a single hillside above a bay. This is one of the few hikes in thi ...
Papaikou, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
This leg of the journey through Haleakala Crater is probably the most varied and exciting of all. It includes vivid splashes of color at Pele’s Paint Pot, a visit to the Bottomless Pit, and a stroll t ...
Pukalani, HI - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.3
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Hosmer Grove may be the best place on Maui to see rare native Hawaiian birds with very little effort. You’re likely to spot some interesting species even before you leave the parking lot. Hosmer Grove ...
Pukalani, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
This hike takes you into the misty green forest at the western end of the island to one of Maui’s most famous landmarks. ’Iao Needle is a lava spire thrusting up out of the dense, damp foliage lining ...
Wailuku, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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The trail through this Alice in Wonderland grove, part of Waimea Canyon State Park, has recently been given a thorough renovation, with shiny new signs identifying the plants and adding fascinating bi ...
Waimea, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
This may be the most popular short-hike 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 loop ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1
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This popular hike in the Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline offers some of the best sea views on O’ahu, a photogenic lighthouse, and a special bonus from December through April; migrating humpback whales—l ...
Honolulu, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
Like the hike to Ka’ena Point from the south, this is an easy walk near a beautiful shoreline with tide pools to explore and endangered species of Hawaiian flowers to examine along the way. From Dec ...
Wahiawa, 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 humpback whales. There are endangered species of native Hawaiian flo ...
Makaha, HI - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
Kalopa State Park is a hidden treasure. Its native forest is a tiny patch of the real Hawai’i that has not been trampled by cattle, plowed under for sugarcane, or bulldozed for development. The showy ...
Honokaa, HI - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
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