The Best Running in Hawaii

Looking for the best running 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 running spots in and near Hawaii

  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Koko Head Crater Trail

    4.4
    1.6 mi / 961 ft gain
    While hiking up the Koko Head trail, don't get too intimidated, there are grandparents and young kids hiking up these tracks. Take a sip of water, muster your mental toughness, and put one foot in front of the other along the rail trail. Once you're moving, there's no way you'll turn back! When y...
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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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  • Kapaa, Hawaii

    Hike the Kuilau Ridge Trail

    4.0
    5 mi / 488 ft gain
    Parking at the trailhead is limited to approximately four vehicles, so arrive early. If you are unable to park, continue down Highway 580 and you will find parking next to Kawi Stream. The beginning of the trail, an old fire road, starts with a gradual incline where you are exposed to a variety o...
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  • Kapaa, Hawaii

    Hike to Ho'opi'i Falls

    3.5
    2.2 mi
    Easiest/Direct route: When in the Kapa'a area from the main highway turn left onto Kawaihau road. Follow Kawaihau all the way up until you see a sign for Kapahi road, turn left onto that road. Driving in, you'll see a red gate on your left-hand side. The parking area is just after the gate, along...
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  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Wai Koa Loop Trail

    3.3
    5 mi / 227 ft gain
    The trailhead is located at Anaina Hou Community Park, off Kuhio Highway near the Kauai Mini Golf Course. A Waiver for the trail must be signed within the office located at Kauai Mini Golf. There is plenty of parking and the trail is open to the public from dawn to dusk. There is no charge unless...
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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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  • Hilo, Hawaii

    Run at Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens

    1 mi
    Within walking distance of downtown Hilo, jog around Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens for beautiful views of Mauna Kea, the Pacific, and Eastern art! A loop around the park, including Coconut Island, is approximately 1 mile. On your jog, you will see lots of people walking and running in addition t...
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  • Pepeekeo, Hawaii

    Explore the Old Mamalahoa Hwy

    3 mi
    Running or biking on Old Mamalahoa Hwy is a treasure! The path is marked as a 'Scenic Drive' but you can park your car along the way and run, or bike through. This area is north of Hilo's downtown so you'll follow Mamalahoa Hwy north (the only highway that goes around the north side of the island...
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  • Kaneohe, Hawaii

    Likeke Falls Trail

    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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  • Lahaina, Hawaii

    Kapalua Coastal Trail

    2.71 mi / 272 ft gain
    Kapalua Coastal Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Waimea, Hawaii

    Pololu Trail

    0.98 mi / 417 ft gain
    Pololu Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kapaau, Hawaii.
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  • Hilo, Hawaii

    Hawaii Highpoint Trail

    1.15 mi / 200 ft gain
    Hawaii Highpoint Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ookala, Hawaii.
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Pu'u Ohia (Mount Tantalus)

    1.03 mi / 479 ft gain
    Pu'u Ohia (Mount Tantalus) is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
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  • Hana, Hawaii

    Sea Caves and Black Sand Beach Trail

    0.69 mi / 56 ft gain
    Sea Caves and Black Sand Beach Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hana, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Hana, Hawaii

    Wai'anapanapa Coast Trail North

    2.31 mi / 200 ft gain
    Wai'anapanapa Coast Trail North is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hana, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Kauapea "Secret" Beach

    0.67 mi / 207 ft gain
    Kauapea "Secret" Beach is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings locates near Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii.
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