Best trails in Hawaii, Hawaii

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Trying to find the best Hawaii trails? AllTrails has 139 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hilo, Pahala or Waimea, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 59 easy trails in Hawaii ranging from 0.6 to 29 miles and from 0 to 9,599 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Hawaii, Hawaii
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#1 - Awa'awapuhi Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
#2 - Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#3 - Kilauea Iki Trail and Crater Rim Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Great day hike down into and across a solid lava lake in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Klauea Iki Trail starts in the rain forest on the crater's rim. The trail descends 400 feet through the rain forest to the crater floor. Hikers will cross the still-steaming crater floor, past the gaping throat of the vent that built Pu'u Pua'i cinder cone, and return to your starting point via the crater's rim. Highlights: Rain forest, birds, insects, 1959 lava lake, steam vents, cinder and spatter cone. https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/hike_day_craterrim.htmShow more
#4 - Waipo'o Falls via Pu'u Hinahina and Canyon Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
#5 - Kalepa Ridge Trail
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Note: There is a $5 fee to park at the trailhead. This is an unauthorized trail. It is an access route for local hunters. Hike at your own risk. Difficult trail along Kalepa Ridge above the Kalalau Valley in Kokee St. This park features spectacular views.Show more
#6 - Pololu Trail
Kapaau, Hawaii, Hawaii
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
From scenic overlook, hike down steep rocky trail to beautiful black sand and rocky beach with views of the Hamakua coast. Waipio is the southeastern most of the Hamakua coasts dramatic stream valleys. Pololu is the northwestern most of those valleys. It is drier than Waipio and lacks waterfalls, but it is lovely in its own way. Pololu Valley Trail, from the lookout down to the valley takes less than 30 mins to walk. Its steep but not overly strenuous and you will be rewarded with lovely vistas. Trail is slippery when wet and is rocky or packed clay. Note ancient cobble stones still embedded in sections of the trail. Caution, as high surf, undertow, and rip tides occur in the ocean here. Coming back uphill is easier (no loose rocks). The black sand beach fronting the valley stretches for 900 yards and makes for an enjoyable stroll.Show more
#7 - Pihea Trail to Alakai Swamp
Koke'e State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
Combining two of Kauai's best hikes take us from dramatic coastal cliffs to an exotic boardwalked swamp trail. Kauai, the oldest and westernmost inhabited Hawaiian island has a terrain and climate like nowhere else. This hike combines some of the best features of Kauai into an unforgettable hiking experience. Take a westerly drive around Kauai until you run out of road and you'll find yourself at the Pu'u O Kila Lookout marveling at the views of the plunging cliffs of Kalalau Valley on the fabled Na Pali Coast. Exploring beyond this point is achieved only on foot, so strap on those hiking boots. The trail starts at the end of Waimea Canyon Drive (550) at the Pu'u o Kila Lookout. Views of Kalalau Valley. Pihea Trail intersects Alakai Swamp Trail and continues to the Kilohana Lookout. Views of Ha'ena and the North Shore are visible from Kilohana, clouds permitting.Show more
#8 - Waipio Valley Trail
Honokaa, Hawaii, Hawaii
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#9 - Captain Cook's Monument Trail
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
A short down and back up hike to the Captain Cook Monument. The monument was built in 1874 commemorating the fallen British explorer that was killed in 1779. The only way to reach the monument is by boat, kayak, or foot. It is said that the water near the monument is one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. The hike down is easy enough. The slope is not too steep but watch out for any rolling rocks. The trail is partly shaded. Show more
#10 - Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Naalehu, Hawaii, Hawaii
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
One of the only true Green Sand Beaches in the world! This is a must see. The hike is easy enough, just bring sunblock and water, there are no facilities nearby. Located in a bay cut by the ocean into a side of Puu Mahana, the green sand is created by a common silicate deposit of Big Island lava called Olivine. You can hitch a ride from the parking area, but why miss the raging ocean waves uninterrupted from Antarctica?! Walk the rough rocky terrain and enjoy the sights and sounds!Show more
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