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Kaaawa, Hawaii

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  • Kailua, Hawaii

    Kayak to Flat (Popoia) Island

    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 Adventures Two Good Kayaks
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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 hikeThe Lanikai Pillbox Trail, also known as the Kaiwa Ridge Trail, is a well-maintained, dog-friendly hike. The pathway is relatively accessible to hikers of varying skill levels, and it takes many people between 30 and 45 minutes to complete the walk. The beginning of the trail is steep w...
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  • Kailua, Hawaii

    Lanikai Beach

    4.4
    During the weekdays the beach is relatively empty, but on weekends during peak tourist season it can become extremely crowded. Lanikai is a popular spot for photo shoots as renowned models and photographers frequent the place on nice days. Due to its position on the east side of the island, Lanik...
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  • Kailua, Hawaii

    Paddle to Moku Nui

    5.0
    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. However, the larger of the two islands, Moku Nui, is accessible via a 30 minute kayak, SUP or outrigger.You can push off from Kailua Beach Park for a longer paddle or h...
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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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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Judd Trail

    4.0
    1.2 mi / 223 ft gain
    Judd Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
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  • Kailua, Hawaii

    Maunawili Falls (Temporarily Closed)

    4.4
    3.2 mi
    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. Many people like to jump from the waterfall into the pool below, and some with a bit more courage even cl...
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  • 59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

    Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

    4.0
    2 mi / 300 ft gain
    This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.  It only takes half an hour to get to the pillbox so it's a great hike to do at sunset but bring a headlamp.  IF you don't hike at sunset it's still an incredibly beautiful hike with views of Pipelin...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Waimea Bay

    4.7
    If you're looking to get away from the summer crowds of Waikiki, you should consider heading to the North Shore, especially in the summer. Although this season is considered the off-season on this side of the island, it simply means the North Shore transforms into a gentle, family-friendly 7-mile...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Three Tables

    4.6
    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. Three tables is one of those places that can be sometimes overlooked, but well worth the stop if you are headed u...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Shark's Cove

    4.8
    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 Shark's Cove is your spot. There is no fee to enter the cove, just park on the side of the street...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Catch the Sunset at Pupukea Beach Park

    5.0
    Pupukea is located on the North Shore of Oahu.  This beautiful spot is a great place to catch the sunset.  During the winter time there can be very large surf, so be extra careful not get too close to the water's edge. It's a popular spot for locals and tourists to just relax and enjoy the Island...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Pu'u Ohia (Mount Tantalus)

    4.0
    1.03 mi / 479 ft gain
    Mount Tantalus, also known as Pu'u Ohia, is a prominent peak in Honolulu, Hawaii. The trail that winds up this mountain is a moderate 1.03-mile loop, suitable for hikers of average fitness levels. The path is well-marked and offers a steady incline, with a few steeper sections that require carefu...
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