Top Adventures in Kaneohe

  • Explore Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

    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 ...

  • Stand Up Paddle in Kaneohe Bay

    Stand Up Paddleboards can be rented in the nearby town of Kailua at various watersports shops. Kayaks can also be rented as another option. The bay can be reached by public access points in neighborhoods at Kaneohe Bay (there are 3 on Mikiola Dr...

  • Hike Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Digging Hill

    Pu'u Ma'eli'eli Digging Hill is a fun hike for all ages. The 1.5 mile round-trip hike is mostly flat with a few steep inclines and takes about 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace. Most of the hike is covered, so the sun doesn’t play a big factor, but it...

    1.5 miles

  • Visit the Byodo-In Temple

    Resting at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains, the Byodo-In Temple was built to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants that came to Hawaii. This beautiful Buddhist temple is a smaller-scale replica of an over 950 year old Buddhist temple in Uji,...

  • Hike the Olomana Trail

    Named Three Peaks for obvious reasons, this spine-tingling trail allows you to hike as far as you want (picture above is the view from the 3rd peak). Don't feel comfortable about continuing? You can turn around any time. (Just remember that there'...

    6 miles 750 ft gain

  • Hike to Lulumahu Falls

    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 g...

    2.3 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike to Maunawili Falls

    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 po...

    3.2 miles

  • A Beach Day at Shorebreaks

    To get here, park at Kalama Beach Park parking lot and just walk down to the beach. The break is just off to the left, look for the surfers or bodysurfers. Shorebreak's is best primarily on a wind swell with the prevailing wind onshore. It can be ...

  • Hike to Manoa Falls

    Located in close proximity to Honolulu, the 150-foot Mānoa Falls is accessible from the nearest road by a hike of approximately 1 mile (one way). The hike passes through a diverse array of ecosystems and feels like a true jungle, which makes it a ...

    2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike the Aihualama Trail

    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, pr...

    5.6 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hang Out at the Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar

    There's no better way to spend a relaxing day in Hawaii than sitting out on the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, surrounded by great views of the Koolau Range and Oahu coastline.Located in northeast Oahu, the Kaneohe Sandbar is a fun place to spend your day s...

  • 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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