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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Hike the Moanalua Middle Ridge Trail to the Haiku Stairs Peak

    4.0
    11.03 mi / 4849 ft gain
    The ‘back way’ to the ever popular and still somewhat illegal Haiku Stairs, the Moanalua Middle Ridge hike brings plenty of beauty and even more challenges than the path down the Haiku Stairs. To get to the trailhead, park outside the Moanalua Valley Park and the trail begins just after the green...
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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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  • Maui County, Hawaii

    Hike & Swim Twin Falls, Maui

    3.3
    1 mi
    The parking area for the trail is right off of Hana Hwy. The lot may be packed which isn't surprising as a lot of people visit, but there aren't as many people once you start exploring the falls. From the lot, you will see a food stand beside the start of the trail which a great place to get some...
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  • Kaaawa, Hawaii

    Crouching Lion Trail

    4.5
    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    NOTE: as of April 2021, this trail is closed indefinitely. Please do not attempt to hike on closed trails.  This trail is not for the faint of heart or those easily scared of heights. The crouching lion trail is a 4 mile loop with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet. The elevation gains and losses a...
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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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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Hike The Kilauea Iki Trail

    5.0
    3.23 mi / 472 ft gain
    The trail begins at the Kīlauea Iki parking lot on Crater Rim Drive. You may go either way from the trailhead. Going left will take you to the Thurston Lava Tube parking lot and then down to the floor of Kīlauea Iki. Going right will take hikers through the rain forest on the crater rim and down ...
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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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  • Hāna, Hawaii

    Hike to the Seven Sacred Pools

    3.9
    0.6 mi / 100 ft gain
    This hike departs from the Kpahulu Visitor Center and heads out along the Kuloa Trail. The trail will take you through a bamboo forest and past several pools and falls. Be sure to get there early as the later it gets in the day, the more crowded the pools get. Hike the route counter-clockwise and...
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  • Waimea, Hawaii

    Explore Waipi'o Valley

    5.0
    3 mi
    From the parking area, walk down the narrow, crazy steep four-wheel drive road for 0.75 mile until the road levels. A few 4WD vehicles, either foolhardy (tourist) or knowledgable (local) may be inching up and down. Head to the right toward the beach for 0.45 mile and arrive on the black sand beac...
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  • Kilauea, Hawaii

    Na Pali Coast via the Kalalau Trail

    4.9
    20.55 mi / 7562 ft gain
    This hike begins at the parking lot of Ke'e Beach at the Northern most point you can drive to on the island. This is where the Kalalau Trail begins. From there, you immediately start hiking upward, with great views of the beach down below. The first two miles of the trail are the busiest, as n...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Turtle Beach

    5.0
    Laniakea beach or Lani’s, is a world-class surf break located on the North Shore. It is also referred to as “Turtle beach”, because this natural sanctuary attracts so many of the endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle or “Honu”...making this the perfect place to see a few up close. If you're drivi...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Explore Haleakala's Summit

    5.0
    Head to Haleakala's summit for amazing views of the island and your choice of a stunning sunrise or sunset. Keep in mind that you are 10,000 feet up once you're at the summit, so be prepared with warmer layers. If you're planning to get there early for the sunrise, make sure to bring a little foo...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Hike to Lulumahu Falls

    4.5
    2.3 mi / 900 ft gain
    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 get dirty. This will lead you to an open grassy val...
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  • Kapaa, Hawaii

    Wailua Falls

    4.8
    1.5 mi / 150 ft gain
    This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the island of Kauai. There is a designated parking lot with a viewpoint to see the top of the falls. 
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Waimoku Falls via the Pipiwai Trail

    4.7
    3.48 mi / 781 ft gain
    Located in Haleakala National Park on Maui's southeastern coast, this trail is well maintained by the National Park Service and is quite popular with visitors. Like most popular hikes, it is advised you get there early and try to go on a weekday and in the offseason if possible. Entrance to the p...
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  • Haleiwa, Hawaii

    Waimea Bay

    4.7
    If you're looking to get away from the summer crowds of Waikiki, you should consider heading to the North Shore, especially in the summer. Although this season is considered the off-season on this side of the island, it simply means the North Shore transforms into a gentle, family-friendly 7-mile...
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Camping and Lodging in Hawaii

Guides, Insights and Stories from Hawaii

A Beginner's Guide to Exploring Kauai

A Beginner's Guide to Exploring Kauai

Will Cebron

For the Love of the Land

For the Love of the Land

Karissa Frye

Catching the Sunset at Mauna Kea Visitor Center

Catching the Sunset at Mauna Kea Visitor Center

Cameron Catanzano

Watch Amazing Footage of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Watch Amazing Footage of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Liam McNally

Chasing True Adventure in the Hawaiian Islands

Chasing True Adventure in the Hawaiian Islands

Matt Fischer