Great Hikes for Your Trip to Hawaii
Throughout the Hawaiian Islands, hidden hiking trails and paths are found, tucked deep into the rainforest, or along the island’s coastlines. These hikes show off the natural beauty of the island, and the stunning natural elements that are found all over the islands.
Trails are just about everywhere you look and take you to places that you would never know existed. Whether it’s discovering a hidden waterfall, or walking over the extinct lava flows on the Big Island, you can really see anything you wish, you just need to know where to go to find the best trails.
Oahu features one of the most well-known, and novice hikes in Hawaii. A short trek to the summit of Diamond Head shows off great views of Waikiki beach, and the South Shore. The best time to hike is at sunrise, with incredible views of the sun breaking over the horizon highlighting the hike.
Also on Oahu is the famed Koko Head Crater Hike, one of the most difficult and rewarding hikes around. Hikers use the abandoned rail system to make their way to the summit, finding the last part of the most difficult, and the views from the top breathtaking.
While visiting Maui, the Iao Valley offers an incredible hike through one of the most desolate areas in Hawaii. Hiking here is secluded and shows off the lush rainforests, with surprises and hidden features everywhere. And for those who want the best views of the island, head to the summit of Haleakala for a challenging hike through the interior of the extinct volcano.
Two of the most popular, and absolute musts for a trip to Hawaii, are the Na Pali Coast on Kauai, and on Mt. Kilauea on the Big Island. The Na Pali Coast is one of the most difficult hikes you may ever encounter, covering 14 miles and trekking over the rugged coastline. Mt. Kilauea is the only active volcano in Hawaii, and the best way to see the unreachable places on the volcano is on a hike over extinct lava fields and to active lava flows. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Hiking in Hawaii is for all ages, all skill levels, and is the perfect way to see the island. Some hikes are quite difficult, so if you are unsure of your hiking ability, check out some easier hikes that fit you. Hikes like Manoa Falls are easy and feature great sites along the trail.
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