Best Hiking in Hawaii

This list represents the most popular hiking in Hawaii. Use this list to plan your next Hawaii hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Beach

    13 Reviews

    Lihue, HI

    The Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast is an undeveloped, ancient Hawaiian route accessible only by foot. The 11-mile trail follows the Na Pali Coast along the edge of massive, windswept cliffs ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast is an undeveloped, ancient Hawaiian route accessible only by foot. The 11-mile ...

  • #2 Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Hanakapiai Beach to Hanakapiai Falls

    9 Reviews

    Lihue, HI

    The Hanakapiai Falls Trail begins two miles up the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast at Hanakapiai Beach. This side trail leads up Hanakapiai Valley, a steep-walled, stream-fed valley, to a ...
    •  5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hanakapiai Falls Trail begins two miles up the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast at Hanakapiai Beach. This side trail ...

  • #3 Aiea Loop Trail Keaiwa Heiau State Park

    8 Reviews

    Aiea, HI

    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 ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Keaiwa Heiau State Park is the site of an ancient healing temple. The park sits in the foothills of the Koolau Range above ...

  • #4 Maunawili Falls

    7 Reviews

    Kailua, HI

    Maunawili Falls is an alluring 20-foot cataract that cascades off rocky cliffs into a deep pool. The trail to Maunawili Falls is set in a beautiful forest on the slopes of the Koolau Mountains ...
    •  1.45 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Maunawili Falls is an alluring 20-foot cataract that cascades off rocky cliffs into a deep pool. The trail to Maunawili Falls ...

  • #5 Diamond Head

    9 Reviews

    Waikiki, HI

    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 ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Diamond Head, known to Hawaiians as Leahi, is recognized as Hawaii ’s most famous landmark. Once used as a military observation ...

  • #6 Manoa Falls

    10 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    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, fronted by a shallow rock-lined pool. The Manoa ...
    •  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 ...

  • #7 Waihee Ridge

    7 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Waihee Ridge Trail begins in the rolling pasturelands of the West Maui Mountains. The trail climbs the windward slopes along the crest of Kanoa Ridge overlooking the Waihee Canyon. The ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Waihee Ridge Trail begins in the rolling pasturelands of the West Maui Mountains. The trail climbs the windward slopes ...

  • #8 Seven Sacred Pools Oheo Gulch

    3 Reviews

    Hana, HI

    Oheo Gulch, commonly known as “Seven Sacred Pools,” has a succession of natural staircase waterfalls cascading into a series of descending pools. The pools, numbering far more than seven, are ...
    •  1 hour
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Oheo Gulch, commonly known as “Seven Sacred Pools,” has a succession of natural staircase waterfalls cascading into a series ...

  • #9 Sliding Sands Trail to Kaluu o Ka Oo, Haleakala National Park

    4 Reviews

    Kahului, HI

    Kaluu o Ka Oo is a multi-colored cinder cone on the south end of the Haleakala Crater. The cinder cone is below the ridge of Red Hill near the summit of Haleakala. The Sliding Sands Trail, located ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Kaluu o Ka Oo is a multi-colored cinder cone on the south end of the Haleakala Crater. The cinder cone is below the ridge ...

  • #10 Aihualama Trail to Nuuanu Overlook

    5 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    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, ...
    •  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 ...

  • #11 Awaawapuhi Trail

    5 Reviews

    Waimea, HI

    This hike descends to the edge of the sheer cliffs and razor-edged ridges of the Nualolo and Awaawapuhi Valleys. There are inspiring panoramas of the steep, 3000-foot vertical cliffs to the isolated ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike descends to the edge of the sheer cliffs and razor-edged ridges of the Nualolo and Awaawapuhi Valleys. There are ...

  • #12 Waipio Valley Trail

    4 Reviews

    Honokaa, HI

    When you were dreaming of visiting Hawaii, did you linger over photographs of a broad, Eden-like green valley sealed off from the outside world by sheer, thousand-foot-high walls? Chances are ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    When you were dreaming of visiting Hawaii, did you linger over photographs of a broad, Eden-like green valley sealed off ...

  • #13 Waahila Ridge Trail

    4 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    The Waahila Ridge Trail is a forested path the follows the knife-edged spine of this mountain ridge, providing breathtaking panoramas of Manoa Valley, Palolo Valley, Waikiki and Diamond Head. ...
    •  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 ...

  • #14 Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls

    3 Reviews

    Waimea, HI

    Upper and Lower Waipoo Falls offer a cool retreat for hikers in Waimea Canyon. Upper Waipoo Falls is fronted by a large swimming pool set in a tropical garden. Lower Waipoo Falls has showering ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Upper and Lower Waipoo Falls offer a cool retreat for hikers in Waimea Canyon. Upper Waipoo Falls is fronted by a large swimming ...

  • #15 Waihee Valley

    5 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Waihee Valley is a narrow, stream-fed canyon with steep vertical walls. The trail winds gently through the lush, tropical rain forest and crosses two long swinging bridges over the Waihee River. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Waihee Valley is a narrow, stream-fed canyon with steep vertical walls. The trail winds gently through the lush, tropical ...

  • #16 Judd Memorial Trail to Jackass Ginger Pool

    1 Reviews

    Honolulu, HI

    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 ...
    •  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 ...

  • #17 Kaena Point — north access

    4 Reviews

    Waialua, HI

    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 ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Kaena Point is located at the arid west end of Oahu. The Waianae Range tapers to a point where the north and south shores ...

  • #18 Kuamoo–Nounou Trail to Nounou Mountain Trail West “Sleeping Giant”

    5 Reviews

    Lihue, HI

    The Kuamoo-Nounou Trail is one of three access trails leading up to the summit of Nounou Mountain, known as the Sleeping Giant. This route follows the southern access through the forest reserve ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kuamoo-Nounou Trail is one of three access trails leading up to the summit of Nounou Mountain, known as the Sleeping ...

  • #19 Halemauu Trail to Holua Cabin, Haleakala National Park

    2 Reviews

    Kahului, HI

    The Halemauu Trail to Holua Cabin descends the sheer cliffs of Haleakala on the west crater wall. The trail begins at 8,000 feet, where dramatic switchbacks zigzag down to Koolau Gap on the crater ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Halemauu Trail to Holua Cabin descends the sheer cliffs of Haleakala on the west crater wall. The trail begins at 8,000 ...

  • #20 Kaiwa Ridge Trail

    2 Reviews

    Kailua, HI

    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 ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kaiwa Ridge Trail follows the ridge in the Keolu Hills between Kailua Bay and Waimanalo Bay. The trail leads to an ocean ...