Best Horseback Riding in Hawaii

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

  • #1 Kuamo'o–Nounou Trail

    2 Reviews

    Wailua, HI

    This is a pleasant ramble through forest along the western base of Nounou Mountain (the Sleeping Giant). You can stop (or turn around) at a covered picnic table overlooking the valley below the ...
    •  1 to 3 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a pleasant ramble through forest along the western base of Nounou Mountain (the Sleeping Giant). You can stop (or ...

  • #2 La Perouse Bay (Hoapili Trail)

    1 Reviews

    Makena, HI

    The Hoapili Trail is named for a one-time chief and governor of the island of Maui. La Perouse was a French explorer who landed here in 1786, then left without claiming the island for France! ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hoapili Trail is named for a one-time chief and governor of the island of Maui. La Perouse was a French explorer who ...

  • #3 Pololu Valley

    0 Reviews

    Hawi, HI

    This is the northernmost of the deep narrow valleys carved into Hawaii’s windward Kohala coast, at one time home to a farming community of native Hawaiians but long since abandoned. It’s mostly ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the northernmost of the deep narrow valleys carved into Hawaii’s windward Kohala coast, at one time home to a farming ...

  • #4 Moalepe Trail

    0 Reviews

    Wailua, HI

    This trail meets the Kuilau Ridge Trail just below a ridgetop. Since the two trails meet at the same spot, it is a mystery why they are not considered one and the same. At any rate, you can hike ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail meets the Kuilau Ridge Trail just below a ridgetop. Since the two trails meet at the same spot, it is a mystery ...

  • #5 Into Haleakala Crater

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    Kula, HI

    Sliding Sands (Keonehe’ehe’e in Hawaiian) is the easiest trail into and out of Haleakala Crater, with fabulous views all the way. This hike is at the more strenuous end of “easy,” but you can ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Sliding Sands (Keonehe’ehe’e in Hawaiian) is the easiest trail into and out of Haleakala Crater, with fabulous views all ...

  • #6 Halemau'u Trail to Holua Cabin

    0 Reviews

    Pukalani, HI

    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 ...
    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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, ...

  • #7 'Aiea Loop

    0 Reviews

    Aiea, HI

    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 ...
    •  2.5 to 3.5 hours
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This relatively level loop just above Honolulu is high enough into the foothills of the Ko’olau Mountains to feel wild and ...

  • #8 Holua Cabin to Paliku Cabin

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    Pukalani, HI

    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 ...
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This leg of the journey through Haleakala Crater is probably the most varied and exciting of all. It includes vivid splashes ...

  • #9 Sliding Sands Trail to Kapala'oa Cabin

    0 Reviews

    Pukalani, HI

    Sliding Sands (Keonehe’ehe’e in Hawaiian) is the easiest trail into and out of Haleakala, with fabulous views all the way. You can make this a day hike to the cabin and back, or make it the first ...
    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Sliding Sands (Keonehe’ehe’e in Hawaiian) is the easiest trail into and out of Haleakala, with fabulous views all the way. ...

  • #10 Upper Powerline Trail

    0 Reviews

    Hanalei, HI

    The Powerline Trail runs a slippery swath from Princeville up into the Makaleha Mountains and down again to the Keahua Forestry Arboretum not far from Kapa’a. It’s an old road that does indeed ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4.0 miles
    •  Guide

    The Powerline Trail runs a slippery swath from Princeville up into the Makaleha Mountains and down again to the Keahua Forestry ...

  • #11 Kuilau Ridge

    0 Reviews

    Wailua, HI

    The scenery on this hike is drop-dead gorgeous, and since the entire hike is on an old road, you can actually enjoy the scenery while you’re walking without slipping on tree roots or falling ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The scenery on this hike is drop-dead gorgeous, and since the entire hike is on an old road, you can actually enjoy the scenery ...

  • #12 Keahua Forestry Arboretum

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    Kapaa, HI

    This lovely, tranquil spot is perfect for a quiet stroll, a picnic, and a dip in a stream in the cooler uplands above Lihue. It was originally planned as an outdoor nature classroom by the ...
    •  20-30 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This lovely, tranquil spot is perfect for a quiet stroll, a picnic, and a dip in a stream in the cooler uplands above Lihue. ...

  • #13 Kuamo’o-Nounou Mountain Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kapaa, HI

    This pleasant ramble heads through forest along the western base of Nounou Mountain (the Sleeping Giant). You can stop (or turn around) at a covered picnic table overlooking the valley to the ...
    •  1-2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This pleasant ramble heads through forest along the western base of Nounou Mountain (the Sleeping Giant). You can stop (or ...

  • #14 Kuilau Ridge Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kapaa, HI

    The scenery on this hike is drop-dead gorgeous, and since the entire hike is on an old road, you can actually enjoy it while you’re walking without slipping on tree roots or falling over slimy ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4.0 miles
    •  Guide

    The scenery on this hike is drop-dead gorgeous, and since the entire hike is on an old road, you can actually enjoy it while ...

  • #15 Moalepe Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kapaa, HI

    This trail meets the Kuilau Ridge Trail just below a ridgetop. Since the two trails come together at one spot, it is a mystery why they are not considered one and the same. At any rate, you can ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail meets the Kuilau Ridge Trail just below a ridgetop. Since the two trails come together at one spot, it is a mystery ...