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The Best Hiking in Kaaawa

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

Top hiking spots in and near Kaaawa

  • Pearl City, Hawaii

    Kahekili Trail

    2.93 mi / 1778 ft gain
    Kahekili Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ka'a'awa, Oahu, Hawaii.
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  • Kaaawa, Hawaii

    Crouching Lion Trail

    4.5
    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    NOTE: as of April 2021, this trail is closed indefinitely. Please do not attempt to hike on closed trails.  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. The elevation gains and losses a...
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  • Wahiawa, Hawaii

    Hike the Poamoho Ridge Trail

    6.6 mi / 1968 ft gain
    Access: There are two options for accessing the trailhead:  (1) Get a permit from the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Oahu so you can drive the 6-mile dirt road to the true trailhead. The permit provides you car access through the locked gate and is only available on weekends and holidays. You'...
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  • Pearl City, Hawaii

    Hike to Waimano Falls

    5.0
    2.8 mi / 770 ft gain
    This is a fun hike in central Oahu that leads to multiple water falls! Bring some shoes that you don't care about because the trail is muddy and you will definitely get dirty. There is also a cliff diving spot at one of the falls. This hike is just one trail located in the Ewa Forest Preserve. Th...
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  • Kaneohe, Hawaii

    Friendship Gardens Trail

    0.52 mi / 102 ft gain
    Friendship Gardens Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii.
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  • Wahiawa, Hawaii

    Wahiawa Botanical Garden Loop

    1.04 mi / 85 ft gain
    Wahiawa Botanical Garden Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii.
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  • Kaneohe, Hawaii

    Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

    5.0
    Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden is on my list of the top ten most beautiful nature places you can drive to. Hoʻomaluhia means "to make a place of peace and tranquility."  This breathtaking gem was built in 1982 by the US Army Corps of Engineering to prevent flooding.  There’s a lot to do here, you...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Hike the Moanalua Middle Ridge Trail to the Haiku Stairs Peak

    4.0
    10.4 mi / 2585 ft gain
    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. To get to the trailhead, park outside the Moanalua Valley Park and the trail begins just after the green...
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  • Kaneohe, Hawaii

    Likeke Falls Trail

    5.0
    0.81 mi / 289 ft gain
    Likeke Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii.
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  • Kaneohe, Hawaii

    V Falls

    2.45 mi / 623 ft gain
    V Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfalls located near Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii.
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Ko'olau Summit Trail (Pali Puka)

    0.68 mi / 509 ft gain
    Ko'olau Summit Trail (Pali Puka) is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii.
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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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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Hike to Lulumahu Falls

    4.5
    2.3 mi / 900 ft gain
    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. Most of the time it will be muddy, so be prepared to get dirty. This will lead you to an open grassy val...
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  • Kailua, Hawaii

    Lanikai Pillboxes (Kaiwa Ridge) Trail

    4.9
    1.76 mi / 686 ft gain
    The Lanikai Pillbox Trail, also known as the Kaiwa Ridge Trail, is a dog-friendly hike . The beginning of the trail is steep with loose gravel, but gets more manageable as you climb the trail. The hike is ~1.4 miles one-way and is an out-and-back trail with a 500ft elevation gain. If you’re an ea...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Waimea Falls

    1.0
    2.18 mi / 240 ft gain
    The hike to the Waimea Falls offers both the natural beauty of a tropical rainforest, as well as the unique, in situ opportunity to learn about local history. Although this hike can be crowded, it is definitely worthwhile to see and swim in this amazing Hawaiian waterfall. The approximately mile...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Judd Trail Mountain View

    4.0
    1.24 mi / 850 ft gain
    Judd Trail Mountain View is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
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