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Best trails in Hilo

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Looking for a great trail near Hilo, Hawaii? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, views trails, walking 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 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden or Kalopa State Recreation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Hilo ranging from 0.7 to 7.9 miles and from 16 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 Hilo
Top trails (20)
#1 - Kaumana Caves
Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii
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Length: 0.1 mi • Est. 2 m
An awesome experience! Bring a headlamp, as ideally you’ll want your hands free. There’s lots of sharp lava, as well as some very slick rock at the entrance to the caves on the left.Show more
#2 - Liliuokalani Botanical Garden, Banyan Drive, and Coconut Island
Liliuokalani Garden
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#3 - Mauna Kea Visitor Center Sunset Hill Trail
Mauna Kea Forest Reserve
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 36 m
#4 - Emesine Cave
Upper Waiākea Forest Reserve
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Note: This trail may be closed due to volcanic activity.Show more
#5 - Pu'u Oo Volcano Trail
Upper Waiākea Forest Reserve
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Length: 15.2 mi • Est. 7 h 11 m
#6 - Kaumana Trail
Upper Waiākea Forest Reserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
forest journey for the adventurousShow more
#7 - Pu'u O'o Short Loop
Upper Waiākea Forest Reserve
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
#8 - Lower Mauna Kea Loop
Mauna Kea Forest Reserve
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#9 - Hilo Breakwater Wall
Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Please note this is not a trail. This is a stone breakwater wall running from the shore into the ocean. Walking on this wall can be incredibly dangerous during rough waves and high surf.Show more
#10 - Umauma Falls
World Botanical Gardens
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 34 m
This site is open to the public although it is on privately owned land. The falls are open to visitors between 8am-5pm everyday. $20 Entrance FeeShow more
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