7 Breathtaking Trails Every Hiker Must Conquer in Hawai'i


Beyond beaches and volcanoes, Hawai'i offers diverse and scenic trails for all levels. Explore rainforests, waterfalls, mountains, and canyons on 7 must-hike trails.

One of Oahu's most popular hikes, starting in Diamond Head's crater, climbs 500 feet to the rim for breathtaking views.

Diamond Head Crater (Lēʻahi) Summit Trail


A steep, challenging hike on abandoned railroad ties along Koko Crater's west side offers rewarding views of the lighthouse, ocean, and mountains.

Koko Crater Tramway to Kokohead 


A family-friendly hike along a paved road on Oahu's southeastern coast offers stunning views of Makapuu Lighthouse, offshore islands, and winter whales.

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail


One of Hawai'i's most famous and challenging hikes, on Kauai's north shore, stretches 11 miles along the rugged Na Pali Coast, accessible only by foot or boat.

Kalalau Trail


This is a moderate and fascinating hike that takes you through a rainforest and across a solidified lava lake in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.

Kilauea Iki Trail


A leisurely, scenic hike along Maui's northwest shore offers sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, and golf course views, with Molokai and Lanai islands in sight.

Kapalua Coastal Trail


A moderate hike on Kauai's east side ascends Nounou Mountain, the Sleeping Giant, offering views of Wailua River Valley, Mount Waialeale, and the ocean.

Sleeping Giant Trail


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