Hawaii

Looking for the best hiking 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 Hiking Spots in and near Hawaii

  • Hāna, Hawaii

    Camp at Wai'anapanapa State Park

    4.0
    5 mi
    Wai'anapanapa State Park is located at mile marker 32 on the Hana Highway. The park has limited parking, but many of the tourists are making quick stops on their journey to Hana and the turnover for parking is fast. Once parked, check in at the office to obtain your overnight permit (must be orde...
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Lahaina Pali Trail via Ukumehame (West) Trailhead

    4.0
    4.6 mi / 1611 ft gain
    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. If you are traveling with one car, make sure to come back down the same way from the crest. If you have another car with you, alternatively, you can park one at the east side a...
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  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    Hike to Makalawena Beach

    4.5
    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. Depending on how much gear you're carrying, it could seem like an eternity by the time you hit the beach. If you have a 4-wheel drive car with go...
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  • Kauai County, Hawaii

    Hike Honopu Ridge

    4.0
    5 mi
    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.You'll first encounter a maze of criss-crossing hunter trails. Stay mostly to the left, following ri...
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  • Kalaheo, Hawaii

    Swim in the Waikoko Stream & Waterfall

    1 mi / 166 ft gain
    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. You'll cross over a couple of streams and when you reach a Y, take a left. In one more mile, you will reach a second Y which you will turn left. If the gate...
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  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Wai Koa Loop Trail

    3.3
    3.95 mi / 384 ft gain
    The trailhead is located next to the Kauai North Shore Dog Park, off Kahiliholo Road Highway near the Malama Kaui Community Farm & Kalihiwai Community Garden. A Waiver for the trail is no longer required. There is plenty of parking and the trail is open to the public from 9am to dusk. There i...
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  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    Relax at Honokohau Beach

    4.0
    0.5 mi
    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. From there you can take the 0.5 mile Ala Hele Ike Hawai'i trail that leads to the coastal trail (Ala H...
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  • Kahuku, Hawaii

    Hike from Turtle Bay to Kawela Bay

    5.0
    3 mi / 0 ft gain
    Once you get to the Turtle Bay resort, you just follow the signs to Kawela Bay/ the Stables. From there the signs are super easy to follow, with options ranging from 0.5mi to 3.0mi. and you can do this as a simple out-and-back or as a longer loop that takes you through Banyan forests, beaches and...
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  • Mountain View, Hawaii

    Drive Chain of Craters Road

    5.0
    37.6 mi
    Starting at the Kilauea Visitor Center, this 18.8 mile drive begins its 3,700 foot elevation change by meandering through the rainforest. Follow signs from the visitor center (near the entrance of the park) to Crater Rim Drive. Chain of Craters Road begins off of Crater Rim Drive, 3.3 miles south...
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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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  • Waimea, Hawaii

    Stroll along the Iliau Nature Loop

    5.0
    0.3 mi / 40 ft gain
    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. It has the same trailhead as Kukui Trail.Native vegetation are identified in signs along the path. There are excellent vi...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Koko Crater Arch via Halona Blowhole Lookout

    4.5
    0.92 mi / 371 ft gain
    Park at the Halona Blowhole lookout and carefully cross the highway.. Walk west, towards Hawai'i Kai, and in a hundred feet or so you will pass mile marker 15, the trail starts on the rocks just past this marker. Carefully make your way up the rocky hill and onto the ridge, here you will find a t...
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  • Rainbow Falls, Hawaii

    Explore Rainbow Falls

    4.5
    0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Rainbow Falls is a gorgeous and easily accessible pull-off from Highway 11. This is not really a hike - just a short walk from the parking lot to a gorgeous 80 foot waterfall (making this fun for all ages!). Hit up Cafe Pesto in Hilo for a meal after.  If you want to learn about the mythology sur...
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  • Hanalei, Hawaii

    Kayak Camp on Miloli'i Beach

    17 mi
    NOTE: The beach is closed in the winter months due to high surf. Be sure to work with a local guide to insure you do this adventure safely.The only way to reach Miloli'i is by Kayak.  Unless you are going to be bringing your own kayak to the island chances are you will need to rent one from a com...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

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

    5.0
    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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