Honolulu, HI Trails and Parks

Honolulu has 52 trails in the vicinity, including 35 hiking trails and 7 for surfing. These trails range from 0.3 to 24.1 miles in length. The most popular trails are Manoa Falls, Aihualama Trail to Nuuanu Overlook and Waahila Ridge Trail. Trails.com member Deb B. recently completed Manoa Falls.
  • Manoa FallsView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Manoa Falls is a towering 100-foot cataract in the beautiful rainforest behind Waikiki. A white ribbon of water cascades off the fern-faced cliffs, ...

  • Aihualama Trail to Nuuanu OverlookView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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. ...

  • Waahila Ridge TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Waahila Ridge Trail is a forested path the follows the knife-edged spine of this mountain ridge, providing breathtaking panoramas of Manoa ...

  • Kuli'ou'ou Ridge TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    •  2 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a beautiful, though often wet hike to the top of the Ko’olau Mountains. If the sun is out, you will be grateful for the fact that it ...

  • Oahu: The View From Diamond HeadView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Walking  
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Diamond Head is probably the most famous view in the entire Pacific. It comes as a surprise to many visitors, however, to discover they can also ...

  • Alapena Pool and FallsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  15 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Ala Moana - OahuView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Surfing  
    •  Guide

    This left-hand reef break is the symbol of great South Shore waves. Packed and very competitive, it’s virtually reserved for locals who know ...

  • Diamond HeadView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  45 minutes to 1 hour
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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. ...

  • Judd Memorial Trail to Jackass Ginger PoolView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Manoa Cliff – Kalawahine LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Manoa Cliff and Kalawahine Trails loop around Tantalus Crater. The hike begins on the Manoa Cliff Trail at Round Top Drive and traverses ...

  • Makiki Valley LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Makiki Valley Loop is located in the lush tropical forest of Makiki Valley. The paths loops on three trails through eucalyptus and bamboo ...

  • Manoa FallsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Kewalos - OahuView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Surfing  
    •  Guide

    This right and left-hand reef break set out from a large lagoon has several takeoff points. From the beach, the basin has reefs 300 yards offshore ...

  • Point Panic - OahuView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Surfing  
    •  Guide

    This is a great bodysurfing right-hand A-frame peak into a channel. The channel breakwater and natural reef make this an outstanding bodysurfing ...

  • Makiki Valley LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This patch of hills and valleys above Honolulu was almost completely denuded by agricultural uses before it was reclaimed. Now a crazy mix of ...

  • Manoa Cliff TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike along a section of the crest of the Ko’olau Mountains gives you views (weather permitting, of course) over much of the island, both ...

  • Pu'u PiaView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  45 minutes to 1.5 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This short 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 ...

  • 'Aihualama TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Manoa FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the prettiest and most popular hikes on O’ahu. Hardcore wilderness buffs might find it a bit tame compared to some of the other ...

  • Makapu`u - OahuView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Surfing  
    •  Guide

    The most famous bodysurfing spot in Hawaii is a 0.5-mile-long gold-sand beach surrounded by black Ko`olau cliffs on Oahu’s easternmost point. ...

  • Sandy Beach - OahuView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Surfing  
    •  Guide

    This is a seriously hardcore surf spot, one of the world’s ultimate bodysurfing and bodyboarding sites. It’s a bone-crushing left-and right-hand ...

  • Diamond Head Lighthouse - OahuView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Surfing  
    •  Guide

    This left- and right-hand reef picks up most south swells and is often the best spot on the South Shore. Protected from trade winds by Diamond ...

  • Waikiki - OahuView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Surfing  
    •  Guide

    The beachfront of Honolulu, the capital city of Oahu, is the most famous surf beach anywhere—period. Duke Kahanamoku Beach, in front of his statue, ...

  • Foster Botanical GardenView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Foster Botanical Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a living museum dating back to 1853. This 14-acre verdant garden ...

  • Nuuanu Trail to Nuuanu OverlookView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Nuuanu Trail begins in Nuuanu Valley on the Judd Memorial Trail and heads up to Nuuanu Overlook at 1,600 feet. The trail crosses Nuuanu Stream ...