The Best Outdoor Activities in Hawaii

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Hike The Kilauea Iki Trail

Hawaii / Kilauea Iki Trailhead

The trail begins at the Kīlauea Iki parking lot on Crater Rim Drive. You may go either way from the trailhead.

Jessica Dales
457 Saves

Hike the Lanikai Pillboxes

Hawaii / Pillboxes Trail

The Lanikai Pillbox Trail, also known as the Kaiwa Ridge Trail, is a family-friendly hike. The beginning of the trail is steep with loose gravel, but gets more manageable as you climb the trail.

Brooke Willson
365 Saves

Hike the Moanalua Middle Ridge Trail to the Haiku Stairs Peak

Hawaii / Moanalua Middle Ridge Trailhead

The ‘back way’ to the ever popular and still somewhat illegal Haiku Stairs, the Moanalua Middle Ridge hike brings plenty of beauty and even more challenges than the path down the Haiku Stairs.

Michael Gabbert
338 Saves

Hike & Swim Twin Falls, Maui

Hawaii / Twin Falls Maui Farm Stand

The parking area for the trail is right off of Hana Hwy. The lot may be packed which isn't surprising as a lot of people visit, but there aren't as many people once you start exploring the falls.

Lucas Moore
329 Saves

Hike to Manoa Falls

Hawaii / Manoa Falls Trail

Located in close proximity to Honolulu, the 150-foot Mānoa Falls is accessible from the nearest road by a hike of approximately 1 mile (one way).

Hillary + Matt
318 Saves

Hike the Olomana Trail

Hawaii / Olomana Trail

Named Three Peaks for obvious reasons, this spine-tingling trail allows you to hike as far as you want (picture above is the view from the 3rd peak).

Hillary + Matt
312 Saves

Relax at Lanikai Beach

Hawaii / Lanikai Beach

During the weekdays the beach is relatively empty, but on weekends during peak tourist season it can become extremely crowded.

Hillary + Matt
291 Saves

Hike Koko Head Crater Trail

Hawaii / Koko Head

When you're looking up the hill, don't get too intimidated, there are old grandmas and young kids hiking up these tracks.

Tyler Drake
285 Saves

Backpack the Na Pali Coast via the Kalalau Trail

Hawaii / Kalalau Trail

This hike begins at the parking lot of Ke'e Beach at the Northern most point you can drive to on the island. This is where the Kalalau Trail begins.

Jason Horstman
283 Saves

Hike to Maunawili Falls

Hawaii / Maunawilli Falls Trailhead

The trail, is roughly 3.2 miles and is a great option if you're in the Kailua area. You'll hike in a covered forest along the riverbank, which leads to an amazing waterfall and swimming hole.

Chris Aguilera
272 Saves

Hike Through a Bamboo Forest in Maui

Hawaii / Pipiwai Trailhead

Park at Haleakala State Park and head up river across the road on the Pipiwai Trail. This is a great hike and so beautiful with many views of waterfalls and a journey through a bamboo forest.

Abe Blair
267 Saves

Explore Haleakala's Summit

Hawaii / Haleakala National Park Visitor Center

Head to Haleakala's summit for amazing views of the island and your choice of a stunning sunrise or sunset.

Lucas Moore
266 Saves

Mellow Day at Waimea Bay

Hawaii / Waimea Bay

If you're looking to get away from the summer crowds of Waikiki, you should consider heading to the North Shore.

Brian Heifferon
249 Saves

Hike the Pipiwai Trail to the Seven Sacred Pools

Hawaii / Pipiwai Trailhead

The Pipiwai Trail is one of the easiest ways to get to the pool.

Oahu: Turtles and Waves on the North Shore

Hawaii / Laniakea

Laniakea beach or Lani’s, is a world-class surf break located on the North Shore.

Explore the Road to Hana

Hawaii / Hana Highway

Start near Paia on Highway 36 and head east. The road is famous for its many twists and turns, so consider taking lots of breaks to get some fresh air and avoid getting car sick.

Matt Ford
237 Saves

Hike the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail

Hawaii / Makapu'u Point Lighthouse

If you're looking to get moving and get your heart rate up or want a place to snap great photos, start with hiking to Makapu’u Lighthouse.

Kelly Drake
229 Saves

Explore Waipi'o Valley

Hawaii / Waipi'o Valley Lookout

From the parking area, walk down the narrow, crazy steep four-wheel drive road for 0.75 mile until the road levels.

Jessica Dales
228 Saves

Hike the Kuli'ou'ou Ridge Trail

Hawaii / Kuliouou Ridge Trail

The view from the Kuliouou summit is one of the most rewarding on the island and well worth your time.

Shauna Simons
225 Saves

Snorkel at Shark's Cove

Hawaii / Shark's Cove

Are you looking to get away from the crowds at Hanauma Bay? If you've got your family or it's just you and a few friends looking to do some snorkeling, free diving or exploring underwater caves, then.

Cliff Jumping at Alan Davis

Hawaii / Alan Davis

Alan Davis is what the locals call it, but the official name is the “Ka’Iwi Scenic Shoreline” and it's known to be a good place to do some cliff jumping because of the easy access, clear water, and p.

Lisa Bao
201 Saves

Hike to Hanakāpī‘ai Falls

Hawaii / Kalalau Trail

This hike is on the beginning section of the Kalalau trail, at Ke'e Beach. Your trip begins with a winding 2 mile trail to Hanakapi`ai Beach.

Rob Witt
195 Saves

Hiking the Crouching Lion Trail

Hawaii / Crouching Lion Trail

This trail is not for the faint of heart or those easily scared of heights. The crouching lion trail is a 4 mile loop with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet.

Thomas Burton
195 Saves

Cliff Jump at China Walls

Hawaii / China Walls (Oahu)

I was told about this spot by a friend who lived there for a little, and it turned out to be amazing. The waves break and crash right against the wall where you can catch a wave or just jump right in.

Ryan Vermilion
194 Saves

Relax at Tunnels Beach, Kauai

Hawaii / Tunnels Beach

Makua, aka Tunnels, is known for its incredible mountain scenery. This beach also offers great snorkeling, where people will usually see turtles.

Christin Healey
188 Saves

Hike to the Base of Wailua Falls

Hawaii / Wailua Falls

The short, makeshift hike to the falls is well worth the effort – this is one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the island of Kauai. Look for a small path at the south end of the parking lot.

Kyle Szegedi
184 Saves

Capture Panoramic Views of Kauai's Waimea Canyon

Hawaii / Waimea Canyon Lookout

Referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon is a large canyon around 10 miles long and 3,000 ft. deep at some points located on the western side of the island of Kauai.

Kyle Szegedi
176 Saves

Hike to Waipo'o Falls

Hawaii / Spur Trail

People have accessed the falls directly from the Canyon Trail which begins between mile marker 14 & 15. You'll follow a dirt road for a bit, this way is 3.2 miles (not my recommendation).

Karyna Wilkerson
175 Saves

Maui: Snorkel with the Turtles

Hawaii / Turtle Town

Turtle Town technically spans the area between Nahuna Beach and Black Sand Beach, but because Maluaka Beach has some of the best snorkeling on the island, many consider it the epicenter of Turtle Tow.

Camp and Hike in Nualolo Valley

Hawaii / Awa'awapuhi Trail

This 6.2 mile hike leads you through a forest reserve filled with native dryland plants and ends abruptly above the sheer cliffs of Awa‘awapuhi and Nualolo Valley.

Karyna Wilkerson
165 Saves

Paddle to Moku Nui

Hawaii / Lanikai Beach

There are two islands off the coast of Kailua known as the Mokulua or 'Mokes'. The island on the right, Moku Iki, is off-limits.

Shauna Simons
165 Saves

Hike to Lulumahu Falls

Hawaii / Lulumahu Trail

Park off the Old Pali Highway before the lookout in the dirt parking lot. There is an entry along the fence that will go through. The first part of the hike takes you through a bamboo forest.

Tara Warolin
159 Saves

Paddle to Mokoli'i

Hawaii / Mokoliʻi Island

Mokoli'i, also known as Chinaman's Hat, is located off the coast of Kualoa Regional Park. You can swim, kayak, or SUP to the island.

Erik Holmes
155 Saves

Hang Out at the Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar

Hawaii / Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar

There's no better way to spend a relaxing day in Hawaii than sitting out on the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, surrounded by great views of the Koolau Range and Oahu coastline.

Shauna Simons
154 Saves

Hike Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Digging Hill

Hawaii / Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Digging Hill

Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Digging Hill is a fun hike for all ages. The 1.5 mile round-trip hike is mostly flat with a few steep inclines and takes about 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace.

Shauna Simons
153 Saves

Relax at Kauai's Secret Beach

Hawaii / Kilauea Point Parking

Is a so-called ‘secret beach’ that sits on Secret Beach Road considered secret anymore? Perhaps not, but don’t let that deter you from exploring the depths of Kauai’s renown Kauapea Beach, more widel.

Clare Healy
152 Saves

Hike to Ka'ena Point

Hawaii / Ka‘ena Point South Trailhead

The Ke'ana Point Trail winds along the shore of O'ahu from Waianae on the West to Mokuleia on the North. You'll have the chance to see monk seals and multiple species of protected birds.

Andrea Thompson
151 Saves

Catch a Sunset and Stargaze at Mauna Kea's Summit

Hawaii / Mauna Kea Observatory

While you can drive right to the summit of Mauna Kea on the 14 mile access road, the last 7 miles are on a very bumpy dirt road, so make sure your vehicle has plenty of clearance and good tires.

Shane Black
148 Saves

Hike to Mount Olympus

Hawaii / Wa'ahila Ridge Trail

There are several ways in which you can reach the top of Mt. Olympus, I decided to take the Wa'ahila Ridge trail.

Hike to the Kaniakapupu Ruins

Hawaii / Lulumahu Trail

From Waikiki, get on the Pali Highway (Hwy 61). Take Nuuanu Pali Dr on the right. Park in the dirt lot by the highway for the Lulumahu Trail.

Tara Warolin
139 Saves

Soaking in Queen's Bath

Hawaii / Queen's Bath

Between the frequent rains and the often overcast forecast, Kauai is not always the typical Hawaiian tropical getaway people dream of.

Clare Healy
139 Saves

Beach Day at Kaanapali Beach

Hawaii / Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali Beach is about a 45-minute drive from Kahului Airport, and only two miles from Lahaina.

Michelle Olmstead
138 Saves

Hike to 'Akaka Falls

Hawaii / Akaka Falls State Park

Akaka Falls is a big tourist place so make sure to arrive early for parking! Definitely take the time to snap pictures, none of them will turn out bad.

Holly Singh
134 Saves

Big Island: A Short Hike to This Green Sand Beach

Hawaii / Papakolea Beach

Papakolea Beach aka Green Sand Beach is situated in a bay cut into a side of a cinder cone that erupted thousands of years ago.

Relax at Red Sand Beach

Hawaii / Red Sand Beach Parking

Begin by entering 5052 Uakea Rd, Hana, HI into your maps app on your phone. The road will be a small dead end by the ocean, with the end of it being a gate leading into the Travasa Hotel.

Brian Fulda
134 Saves

Hike to the Waterfalls at Kauai's Secret Beach

Hawaii / Kauapea (Secret) Beach

Disclaimer - as I was shown this spot by a local, I would suggest asking for the exact location of the trail from a local. It can be reached by one of the nearby neighborhood roads in Kilauea.

Jason Horstman
132 Saves

Backpack Waimanu Valley

Hawaii / Waipi'o Valley Lookout

Prep: Before you go, you must book purchase a permit/campsite for the number of nights that you wish spend.

Dustin Gregory
131 Saves

Big Island: Diving with Dolphins

Hawaii / City of Refuge

The city of refuge takes its name from the safe haven where defeated warriors and sacred lawbreakers would find sanctuary.

Explore Waianapanapa State Park

Hawaii / Wainapapa State Park

Just off the road to Hana before entering the town, Waianapanapa State Park is a great place to stop and explore along the drive.

Abe Blair
125 Saves

Free Climb Chutes and Ladders

Hawaii / Honokohau Bay, Maui

The trailhead is located next to mile post 37 of the Honoapiilani Highway on the Western coast of Maui, Hawaii.

Anna Escher
119 Saves

Bodysurfing at Sandy Beach

Hawaii / Sandy Beach

If you’re looking to get away from the over-crowded beaches in Waikiki or you’re looking for a consistent bodysurfing spot with waves year-round, look no further.

Alyssa San Agustin
112 Saves

Take a Dip Under Upper Waikani (Three Bears) Falls

Hawaii / Upper Waikani Falls

This waterfall is easily visible from the road, and many people will stop at the small viewpoint above the falls. However, getting down to it is quite easy and offers a refreshing swimming hole.

Brian Fulda
110 Saves

Surf and Chill at Diamond Head

Hawaii / Diamond Head Beach Park

Diamond head has a couple of good breaks close to town if you're looking to get away from the crowds at Waikiki Beach.

Erik Holmes
109 Saves

Take A Helicopter Ride Over Kauai

Hawaii / Lihue Airport

There are lots of options for heli rides in Kauai, ranging from plush interiors with AC and noise canceling headphones, to deeply discounted, crowded rides, but my personal recommendation is to find .

Christin Healey
109 Saves

Explore the Nakalele Blowhole

Hawaii / Nakalele Blowhole Parking Area

Getting to the Nakalele Blowhole is not too difficult. Use the Google Maps location on here to drive to the spot listed. There will be a dirt parking lot.

Brian Fulda
108 Saves

Camping on the Beach at Polihale

Hawaii / Polihale State Park

Polihale Beach is at the western most point of Kauai and it's perfect white sand shore stretches for over 15 miles.

Karyna Wilkerson
105 Saves

Hike the Aiea Loop Trail

Hawaii / Aiea Loop Trail

The Aiea Loop trail is actually located in the Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area. The trail runs along the ridge on the west side of Halawa Valley.

Hike through Iao Valley to Kūkaemoku (The Needle)

Hawaii / Iao Valley SP Parking Area

This is a very simple hike for people of all ages, and a great way to see the beautiful Maui rainforest.

Brian Fulda
101 Saves

Catch a Sunrise from Pa Ka'oao (White Hill) on Haleakala

Hawaii / Haleakala National Park Visitor Center

Haleakala means "House of the rising sun" and is a wonderful description of the mountain. Haleakala is a large dormant volcano that makes up ~75% of the island of Maui.

Eric Schuette
100 Saves

A Beach Day at Shorebreaks

Hawaii / Kailua Bay

To get here, park at Kalama Beach Park parking lot and just walk down to the beach. The break is just off to the left, look for the surfers or bodysurfers.

Erik Holmes
96 Saves

Big Island: A Hike to the Kona Coast

Hawaii / Makalawena Beach

From the parking area at Kekaha Kai State Park, it's about a 20-30 minute walk to the beach. The walk is through black lava fields and is very exposed.

View a Sunset at Kauai's Glass Beach

Hawaii / Glass Beach

This beach is located in the industrial part of Kauai near Hanapepe Bay. Once you get to the dirt road, you can either walk the short distance or drive it if you have a high clearance vehicle.

Jason Horstman
91 Saves

Hike the Maha'ulepu Trail

Hawaii / Maha'ulepu Trail

This easy-to-handle trail is a good one for the whole family. The trail starts from "Shipwrecks Beach", in front of the Grand Hyatt and follows the coastline for 2 miles to Maha'ulepu Beach.

Shauna Simons
85 Saves

Big Island: A Morning Swim and an Evening Sunset

Hawaii / Mauna Kea Beach

Mauna Kea is known as one of the most picturesque beaches on the Big Island, if not the world.

Hike the Sliding Sands Trail

Hawaii / Sliding Sands Trailhead

If you're headed up to Haleakala to catch the sunrise or sunset at the summit, leave a few hours before or after to do a quick hike into the crater on the Sliding Sands Trail.

Bryce Evans
81 Saves

Oahu: A Day at Ewa Beach

Hawaii / Oneula Beach Park

Oneula is a nice, slow break, excellent for beginners. The waves are like White Plains, but not nearly as crowded. There is plenty of parking right on the beach, so this is a family friendly location.

Stand Up Paddle in Kaneohe Bay

Hawaii / Kaneohe Beach Park

Stand Up Paddleboards can be rented in the nearby town of Kailua at various watersports shops. Kayaks can also be rented as another option.

Brittney Banning
77 Saves

Camp at Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hawaii / Wainapapa State Park

Wai'anapanapa State Park is located at mile marker 32 on the Hana Highway.

Sonja Saxe
76 Saves

Kauai: A Real Adventure Off the Beaten Path

Hawaii / Poipu Rd Parking Lot

To get to this beach, first make sure your vehicle can handle dirt roads. Follow the road out of Poipu east (this is where it turns to dirt) follow until road until it "T"'s into another dirt road.

Hike the Awini Trial along the Kohala Coast

Hawaii / Pololu Valley Lookout

Take Hwy. 270 along the northern Kohala Coast and all the way to the end at the Pololū Valley overlook.

Kristina Hulen
72 Saves

Hike the Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame (West) Trailhead

Hawaii / Lahaina Pali Trail

It can be difficult to spot the trailhead and parking lot, but look for an opening in a pack of trees off of Highway 30.

Bryce Evans
72 Saves

Diving in Paradise at Hideaway's Beach

Hawaii / Hideaway's Beach

This beach is easily found by driving into Princeville and heading toward the St. Regis hotel. The trail to the beach is just before you arrive at the hotel.

Wyatt Shaw
70 Saves

Kayak to Flat (Popoia) Island

Hawaii / Kailua Beach Park

Kayaks can be rented in Kailua. Popoia Island, also known as Flat Island, can be seen from Kailua Beach Park and is a short paddle out. Rental Options:Kailua Beach AdventuresTwo Good Kayaks

Brittney Banning
70 Saves

Hike to the nose of Sleeping Giant

Hawaii / Sleeping Giant Trail

There are a few different approaches for this hike - you can take either the East route, West route, or the Kuamoo-Nounou route.

Jason Horstman
68 Saves

Hike the Pihea & Alaka'i Swamp Trail

Hawaii / Pihea & Alaka'i Swamp Trailhead

A strenuous 7 mile hike, depending on which way you start, that takes you from the world renowned Kalalau Valley from Pu'u O Kila lookout, through dense mossy forests, across a stream, up to the high.

KaRyle Soto
68 Saves

Kayak the Wailua and Hike to Secret (Uluwehi) Falls

Hawaii / Wailua Marina

First, you need kayaks to get on the river.

Christin Healey
66 Saves

Bodysurf at Pounders

Hawaii / Pounders

Pounders is one of Oahu's best bodysurf spots and it's located just south of Laie Beach Park.

Grant Nyquist
66 Saves

Visit the Byodo-In Temple

Hawaii / Valley of the Temples

Resting at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains, the Byodo-In Temple was built to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants that came to Hawaii.

Hike Honopu Ridge

Hawaii / Honopu Ridge

Drive Waimea Canyon Drive until you reach mile marker 17. Continue about half a mile further, park at the turnout on a corner near a telephone pole. The trailhead is directly back from the turnout.

Aaron Careaga
63 Saves

Explore Kauai's Waimea Beach

Hawaii / Waimea Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Among all of the places in the Hawaiian islands, Kauai is my favorite. It's what you imagine when you think of Hawaii. It's still relatively undeveloped and there are no freeways on the island.

Mark Handy
63 Saves

Camp at Anini Beach Park

Hawaii / Anini Beach Park

The shallow nearshore ocean bottom makes Anini a great beach to visit if you have kids.

Surf Honolua Bay

Hawaii / Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay is one of the best waves on the northwestern coast of Maui and offers up great waves during the winter months.

Hike the Lau'ulu Trail to the Kalapawili Ridge

Hawaii / Lau'ulu Trail

If you're looking for something akin to true backcountry travel and scrambling in Maui, the Lau'ulu trail and the Pohaku Palaha summit on the north/north east rim of the Haleakala volcano is a great .

Josiah Roe
58 Saves

Hike to Ho'opi'i Falls

Hawaii / Ho'opi'i Falls Trailhead

Easiest/Direct route: When in the Kapa'a area from the main highway turn left onto Kawaihau road. Follow Kawaihau all the way up until you see a sign for Kapahi road, turn left onto that road.

KaRyle Soto
57 Saves

Surf at Ala Moana Bowls

Hawaii / Ala Moana Bowls

To get there, go to Ala Moana Harbor/Boat parking lot near Hilton Hawaiian Village. Walk along the rock jetty that parallels the boat harbor on the right.

Erik Holmes
47 Saves

Backpack the Haleakala Wilderness: Halemau'u to Sliding Sands Trail

Hawaii / Halemau'u Trailhead

Day 1, the trailhead begins just off the highway at 7,990 feet elevation and takes you to the north and east to an opening in the ridgeline. After 1.1 miles, you will begin your 2.

Nick A.
44 Saves

Paddleboarding Kahanamoku Beach

Hawaii / Koa Beach Services

Whether you're a paddle boarding enthusiast or it's your first time, this spot is perfect! The waves are nice and calm allowing for a relaxing time.

Backpack to Hanakoa Valley

Hawaii / Kalalau Trail

Hanakoa Falls is one of two large waterfalls along Na Pali Coast.

Clare Healy
33 Saves

Stroll along the Iliau Nature Loop

Hawaii / Iliau Nature Loop

Iliau, an endemic plant to Kaua'i's westside, grows along the path -- hence the name: Iliau Nature Loop -- is located in Waimea Canyon State Park. Not far after mile marker 8.

KaRyle Soto
31 Saves

Hike Kawaikoi Stream

Hawaii / Kawaikoi Stream Trailhead

Kawaikoi stream trail starts 3/4 mile beyond the Forest Reserve entrance sign on the Mohihi-Camp 10 road & across the stream at "Sugi Grove".

KaRyle Soto
31 Saves

Bodysurfing Point Panic

Hawaii / Point Panic

Have you seen Come Hell or Highwater? No? You should and then you should head to Point Panic on the South Shore to see some of bodysurfing's best showing off.

Tyler Drake
30 Saves

Hike the Waihe'e Ridge Trail

Hawaii / Waihe'e Ridge Trailhead

Waihe'e Ridge is a great hike for those looking for a hike to see waterfalls or to get a little exercise in. The trail is dog-friendly, but dogs must be kept on leash.

Relax at Three Tables

Hawaii / Three Tables Parking Lot

Even though the North Shore of Oahu is known for big waves in the Winter, in the Summer months (northern hemisphere) there can be a ton of great beaches to relax at and spend the day.

Grant Nyquist
23 Saves

Scramble the Okolehao Ridge Trail

Hawaii / Okolehao Trail

They don't call it the butt slide trail for nothing— the Okolehao Trail (translated to iron butt, for more than just the glutes involved) —is a short drive from Princeville, just before Hanalei Bay.

Elsie Vanderveer
19 Saves

Hike to Turtle Cave

Hawaii / Turtle Cave Trailhead

Turtle Cave is located within a small bay on the Princeville side of Kauai. This hike requires swimming, repelling down a steep cliff and potentially high tides.

Dan Deublein
19 Saves

Hike the Wai Koa Loop Trail

Hawaii / Wai Koa Loop Trail

The trailhead is located at Anaina Hou Community Park, off Kuhio Highway near the Kauai Mini Golf Course. A Waiver for the trail must be signed within the office located at Kauai Mini Golf.

Dan Deublein
18 Saves

Watch the Spouting Horn Blowhole

Hawaii / Spouting Horn, Koloa, HI 96756

On the South Shore you can find the Spouting Horn. There's a small beach park with a great lookout where you can watch a blowhole spout a plume of thundering water into the air.

Matt Purciel
18 Saves

Watch the Surfers at Pipeline

Hawaii / Banzai Pipeline

Getting There:  Traveling along the north shore on the Kamehameha Highway you will see signs for the 'Ehukai Beach Park.

Erik Holmes
15 Saves

Swim in the Waikoko Stream & Waterfall

Hawaii / Waikoko Stream Parking Area

You will need a 4WD high clearance vehicle to reach this trail. To reach the trailhead, take Highway 580 which will eventually turn to dirt.

Dan Deublein
15 Saves

Hike the Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

Hawaii / Wiliwilinui Trailhead

Getting there:  Traveling eastbound on the H1, from Waikiki, the H1 becomes the Kalanianaole Highway as you pass the Kahala mall...

Erik Holmes
15 Saves

Hike the Kuilau Ridge Trail

Hawaii / Kuilau Ridge Trailhead

Parking at the trailhead is limited to approximately four vehicles, so arrive early. If you are unable to park, continue down Highway 580 and you will find parking next to Kawi Stream.

Dan Deublein
12 Saves

Beach Day at Yokohama

Hawaii / Yokohama

Getting There:   Traveling from Honolulu, follow signs toward Waianae: the H1 turns into Farrington highway (93) as you reach the west side of the island.

Erik Holmes
11 Saves

Relax at Halona Cove

Hawaii / Halona Cove

When driving along the Kalonianaole Highway, traveling towards east from Hawai'i Kai, keep an eye out for the Hanola Blowhole lookout... Park at the lookout and walk out towards the highway.

Erik Holmes
10 Saves

Hike the Koko Crater Arch

Hawaii / Halona Blowhole Parking

Park at the Halona Blowhole lookout and carefully cross the highway..

Erik Holmes
8 Saves

Explore the North Shore's Sunflower Fields

Hawaii / Waialua Sunflower Feilds

Note: The flowers bloom towards the end of the year and hence the fields are only open to the public from about November through December.

Erik Holmes
7 Saves

Relax at Honokohau Beach

Hawaii / Ki'i Pohaku Trail

Stop first at Hal Ho'okipa, the park visitor information center. It[s about 4.1 miles south of Kona Airport. Its a neat little building where you can pick up a map and learn more about the area.

John Ditomaso
7 Saves

Beach Day at Tracks Beach, Nanakuli

Hawaii / Tracks Beach Parking Lot

Coming from Honolulu you'll take the H1 West to the 93 West and just stay on that the whole way until you see the turnoff on your left.

Maya Rao
7 Saves

Hike to the First Waterfall on the Ka'au Crater Trail

Hawaii / Ka'au Crater Trail

Directions: From Honolulu, head east on the H1 towards Hawai'i Kai and take the 6th Ave exit. Turn left onto 6th, right onto Waialae, and then left onto 10th.

Erik Holmes
7 Saves

Kayak or Sail the Na Pali Coast

Hawaii / Ke'e Beach

Enjoy the view of the Garden Island from the crystal clear waters of the pacific ocean.

Sarah Kortschak
7 Saves

Explore Makuawahi Cave

Hawaii / Makauwahi Cave

(Note: the cave is only open to the public on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm) Getting There:  Drive down Poipu road, traveling east; the road will turn to dirt an.

Erik Holmes
7 Saves

Snorkel Two Step Beach

Hawaii / Two Step Beach Snorkeling Access

Finding the location is fairly simple. If you are just going to snorkel and relax you don't need to go into Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park.

John Ditomaso
6 Saves

Beach Day at Makua Beach

Hawaii / Makua Beach

Getting There:  From Honolulu, head west on the H1 and follow signs for Waianae. Continue as the H1 turn into Farrington highway and drive along the coast.

Erik Holmes
4 Saves

Camp at Hosmer Grove

Hawaii / Hosmer Grove Campground

Hosmer Grove is the closest drive-up campground to the Haleakalā summit. Camping at 7,000 feet you should be prepared chill, fog, and rain during the evening and morning.