Explore the most popular Walking trails near Honolulu with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
no shade
3 hours ago

Très beaux points de vue chemin asphalté facile d’accès prévoir crème solaire et eau pour tous

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
18 hours ago

This is a short trail off of the main makapu'u lighthouse path. If the wind isn't too bad and the waves aren't too big then it will be a nice dip in the water. A little bit of a scramble but it is very clearly marked on rocks along the path. Overall a great view and a nice little hike.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Parking $5

Aloha! Fun hike. Can be muddy like lots of the ridges out here on island. Definitely not a short one. Microspikes are nice to have. At minimum please wear proper hiking footwear and be prepared. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Feel free to reach out to me on Instagram @mike.karas or my email mikekarasphotography@gmail.com for info or other questions. I’ve done most of the hikes on the island before. Also please pack out your trash! Too many litterbugs on the island sadly. Mahalo!

Great 17 trail system! Started from Kanealole left side up to Makiki tantalus trailhead and then down left and up to Nahuina tantalus trailhead (1 hr, 3mi) back down and took Makiki trail to Maunalaha trail back to Nature Center (total 6mi, 2.5hr). Has both muddy rainforest and nice woods

Solo traveler here! Looking for hiking companions or to join an organized group this Thursday morning 2/20 preferably as early as possible. Feel free to reach out on IG @ccstuffington or directly message me 215-688-8504. Thanks!

busy and easy... paved path all the way up

Nice day hike. Other hikers on trail but not crowded like some hikes on Oahu. Steps towards summit were slick due to moisture. Trekking poles help. Views on summit were cloud obscured but still worth the trip. All trails directions to trail head are wrong-private property. Need to start on other side of ridge line.

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

We did this trail today with our 3 and 5 year old kids. They did great although some parts were very muddy. The falls were on the left at the beginning of the trail when you walk towards the stream. Beautiful. The stream was a bit challenging to cross but mostly because of our kids and ensuring they didn’t fall or slip. We went straight ahead after the stream and did the loop, but I think it would have been better to do the loop starting to the right, right after the stream. A few reasons to start to the right: 1- the muddiest part is at the beginning and not at the end so less challenging if you are tired towards the end. Although my husband argues that we would have been muddy the whole loop if we had started there. 2- at one point there was a tree blocking the trail. It was confusing which direction we needed to go. We started going left but we followed the app and quickly figured out we were going off trail. There was a small path that went down to go around the tree. If you start the loop from the right, its more obvious where you need to go when you meet that tree. Overall we loved the trail. Beautiful trees. We only encountered a group of four women. It seemed like we had the whole trail to ourselves. Of note, we noted different spots with shattered glass on both sides of the road where people park. We assume cars were recently broken into... I wouldn’t leave any valuables in the car.

Great hike for families with young children. The trail is paved which makes it stroller friendly. Very popular trail which makes parking a pain but saw many cars parked on the shoulder along the road.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Walked over about 90 minutes before low tide. Water got to about chest high. Hike is more of a scramble. I would classify it as moderate. Was warned by locals not to trust the rope at the top, didn’t need it.

The trail indicated on the map is closed. It belongs to some utility. There is a giant "KAPU" sign on it.

hiking
no shade
2 days ago

hiking
no shade
2 days ago

hiking
closed
3 days ago

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

hiking
closed
3 days ago

Tried to go - guards stop you. They say trail is closed.

Great walk with the family and pet friendly. Paved path is wide and great to do if your other planned hikes are washed out by rain. Still a good uphill climb with great views. On the way down, the last lookout closest to the bottom has a small path not tracked by All Trails. It follows the remaining ridge line down to Pele’s Chair and was a lot of fun if you are looking for a little bit of adventure. It probably descents about 150 ft. To the shore level.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

The first quarter mile off of the Aiea loop trail was easy. Then came the climb down. It was steep and slippery in places. Most of the hike in the bottom of the gulch both before and after the waterfall is climbing over river rocks. The waterfall itself was nice, my boys jumped in and swam. It was deep and the water was clear. It was after the waterfall that things took a turn. There are ribbons marking where to cross the river immediately after the waterfall then nothing for about a quarter mile. We weren’t sure we were still going the right direction until my son saw the pink bottle top nailed into a tree. The rest of the trip back up was sheer climbing, holding on to brush, roots and crawling until you get halfway up the ridge where you walk about a half mile in thorny brush. The round trip was almost 6 miles and it took us 5 hours. That includes the 20 minutes spent at the waterfall. There are a great many other waterfalls on the island that are way easier to get to. If your in it for the waterfall the hike is not worth it. If you love to climb and crawl and like a challenge, bring plenty of bug spray, water and a walking stick or two and good luck. That was the first and only time I will do this hike, my husband and kids said the same.

Absolutely beautiful trail, especially close to sunset when the sun is moving behind the mountains. Be aware that the upper half of the trail is very exposed to the wind, so watch your hat.

Hiked the trail on 2/16; trail was in decent condition. Muddy at times, but definitely hikable. Was hesitant to hike due to reviews I read. I don’t consider myself an experienced hiker and have an average fitness level. Did the hike in running shoes. Bring adequate water, snack and watch your step and you should be good!

Trail was great but the loop on the right side runs into a dead end. Maybe if you are into scaling cliffs you can complete it to hike the other mountain top. We had to turn around at the bottom and climb the steep hill back. Pretty cool view at the end and not as treacherous as it looks from above. We saw four sea turtles swimming in a cove.

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