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Kaaawa, Hawaii

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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Lyon Arboretum Short Loop

    4.0
    0.41 mi / 108 ft gain
    Lyon Arboretum Short Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Manoa Falls

    3.6
    1.59 mi / 600 ft gain
    Located in close proximity to Honolulu, the 150-foot Manoa Falls is accessible from the nearest road by a hike of approximately 0.8 miles (one way). The hike passes through a diverse array of ecosystems in Manoa Valley and feels like a true jungle, which makes it a great photo-zone. This valley i...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Aihualama Trail

    5.0
    4.04 mi / 1401 ft gain
    To get to Aihualama trail follow the Manoa Road into the back of Manoa Valley. Manoa Road ends at Paradise Park, continue up the road, through the parking lot, towards the entrance of Lyon Arboretum.  At the sharp left bend in the road to Lyon, proceed straight ahead until you reach the parking a...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Turtle Beach

    5.0
    Laniakea beach or Lani’s, is a world-class surf break located on the North Shore. It is also referred to as “Turtle beach”, because this natural sanctuary attracts so many of the endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle or “Honu”...making this the perfect place to see a few up close. If you're drivi...
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  • Waimanalo, Hawaii

    Kick Back at Bellows Field Beach Park

    5.0
    Bellows Field Beach Park is near the Bellows Air Force Base.  It has a campground, but remains relatively uncrowded when compared to other beaches on Oahu.  It has lush trees and beautiful mountain views.  There are small waves, good for boogie boarding. Note:  - Look for signs warning of Portugu...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Foster Botanical Garden

    4.5
    0.69 mi / 98 ft gain
    Foster Botanical Garden is a loop trail that is used for walking and nature trips located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Ka'au Crater Trail to the First Waterfall

    5.0
    2.5 mi
    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. You should see signs for the Buddhist temple; follow them onto Waiomao Rd. You will continue on this road until it ends at a private lane....
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Hike to Mount Olympus

    4.8
    3.4 mi / 2600 ft gain
    There are several ways in which you can reach the top of Mt. Olympus, I decided to take the Wa'ahila Ridge trail. This hike nestled in the Manoa Valley takes your breath away with its view of the island as well as its difficulty. Being located in Hawaii there is no need to worry about the right t...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Bodysurfing Point Panic

    5.0
    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. If you're a good swimmer with a fair amount of bodysurfing experience, grab your fins and head out for a few. Make sure you're respectful ...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Picnic at Ala Moana Beach Park

    4.0
    This is a beautiful park with palm trees, banyans, and many picnic tables.  It's a perfect place to find some shade post-beach or to enjoy a delicious poke bowl. It is located next to Ala Moana beach and has a jogging path that runs past the park and to the beach. There is ample parking, but some...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Surf the Reefs at Ala Moana Beach Park

    4.3
    Ala Moana Beach Park is a popular spot for many locals to spend the day and relax.  There are several different reefs to surf at Ala Moana Beach Park and the paddle out is quite a distance. However, you will be rewarded with fun waves, regardless of which peak you choose.  The best time to surf i...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 1600 ft gain
    Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail is an excellent out-and-back hike with stellar views of the pacific as well as other south shore highlights near Honolulu, on Oahu. 
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Paddleboarding Kahanamoku Beach

    5.0
    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. This area is away from the main part of Waikiki so you'll still get the beautiful view of Diamond Head without the large crowd of people. You'll als...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Kuli'ou'ou Ridge Trail

    4.7
    4.54 mi / 1765 ft gain
    The view from the Kuliouou summit is one of the most rewarding on the island and well worth your time. This diverse hike is somewhere between a beginner and intermediate level and takes 2-4 hours, depending on your pace. The trail is well maintained and very popular on the weekend. Start early to...
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  • 4204 Diamond Head Road, Hawaii

    Hike to Diamond Head Overlook

    4.0
    1.6 mi / 500 ft gain
    You will start your hike at the bottom of the volcano. The cost to get into the park is 5$ per vehicle or 1$ for a walk-in or taxi. The cost of the park is absolutely worth it. On the way up the mountain you will start on a wide paved path that starts out relatively flat but gets steeper on the w...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Kuliʻouʻou Beach

    5.0
    Kuliʻouʻou Beach Park is located just off of Bay Street in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood of East Honolulu, Hawaii. There is a parking lot with additional street parking nearby. The beach offers a very shallow shelf for quite a ways offshore. This doesn't make for a great place to swim, but is good...
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