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    Looking for the best backpacking in Hawaii? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Hawaii. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

    Top Backpacking Spots in and near Hawaii

    • Kilauea, Hawaii

      Na Pali Coast via the Kalalau Trail

      20.55 mi / 7562 ft gain
      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. From there, you immediately start hiking upward, with great views of the beach down below. The first two miles of the trail are the busiest, as n...
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    • Waimea, Hawaii

      Backpack Waimanu Valley

      15.3 mi / 7300 ft gain
      Prep: Before you go, you must book purchase a permit/campsite for the number of nights that you wish spend. You can get the permits online from the State of Hawaii Department of Natural Resources Website. There are 9 sites located within the valley and some are most definitely better than other...
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    • Kula, Hawaii

      Hike the Lau'ulu Trail to the Kalapawili Ridge

      3 mi / 2200 ft gain
      If you are 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 option. You will find solitude, unparalleled views of the crater, surreal high-altitude tropical ...
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    • Kula, Hawaii

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

      19 mi / 3643 ft gain
      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 2.6 mile descent from the crater ridge south, into the heart of the wilderness area and where you will arrive at Holua ...
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    • Hanapepe, Hawaii

      Hike Kawaikoi Stream

      1.75 mi / 40 ft gain
      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". It's a DLNR maintained trail, so there's signage & mile markers for the trail.At 1.75 miles total-roundtrip, it's a very easy walking trail, great ...
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    • Kilauea, Hawaii

      Hanakoa Valley via Kalalau Trail

      12.47 mi / 5997 ft gain
      Hanakoa Falls is one of two large waterfalls along Na Pali Coast. While most set out for a high-paced hike on Kalalau Trail, rushing past Hanakoa Valley, those who choose to explore Hanakoa Valley and Falls will not be disappointed. To reach the beautiful Hanakoa Valley, you will take the same tr...
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