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Waimanalo, Hawaii

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    Koko Head Botanical Garden

    5.0
    1.71 mi / 276 ft gain
    Koko Head Botanical Garden is a loop trail offering a hike for the whole family. The trail is wide, well-marked, with minimal elevation gain. Along the loop, the sections are well-marked with information about which regions of the world the vegetation is native to. You can complete the loop clock...
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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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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Guides, Insights and Stories from Waimanalo

Watch Amazing Footage of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Watch Amazing Footage of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

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Chasing True Adventure in the Hawaiian Islands

Chasing True Adventure in the Hawaiian Islands

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7 Photos to Convince You That Hiking to Oahu's Lanikai Pillboxes for Sunrise Is Totally Worth It

7 Photos to Convince You That Hiking to Oahu's Lanikai Pillboxes for Sunrise Is Totally Worth It

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Living in a Dream World: Hawaii through My Eyes

Living in a Dream World: Hawaii through My Eyes

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For the Love of the Land

For the Love of the Land

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