Explore the most popular trails in Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

super steep. gorgeous views. a lot of it is paved it seems. i went from 4p to 530pm and that was a good time, although still sunny and hot.

hiking
private property
scramble
6 days ago

It was extremely beautiful

hiking
9 days ago

Easy to find off of hanapepe. Spent a couple hours listening to/watching the waves as the sun was setting. Magnificent!!

hiking
private property
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Definitely not a trail and hard to find. It’s in a neighborhood and the small path is in between a couple houses. This is a MUST DO. The view is phenomenal. My favorite so far.

no shade
private property
19 days ago

There are signs everywhere saying not to trespass, but while my husband and I stood there deciding whether or not to, 2 guys in a government vehicle pulled up to the service road gate. They asked us if we were going to the top. We asked if it
was ok to do so. They said it was, and that they hadn't heard of anyone having been fined. They said to just stay away from the radio towers. We hiked up to the top via the service road and then found the trail down towards the bay. Great views of Hanauma Bay, a bit of a climb back up to the service road, but nothing too hard. Overall a great hike.

I posted my track if you decide to head down the steep cliff towards the fishing spot...theres some climbing to do and the ‘path’ isnt very clear. Some bushwhacking.

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rocky
scramble
22 days ago

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
30 days ago

This is not open to the public. There are signs posted that warn against unauthorized personnel accessing this property. Enter at your own risk (that being a substantial fine $$$). That being said, there is one part of this trail (on the far side of the loop) that is not clearly marked and is not visible. I hiked out “hugging the ocean” only to have to turn around and hike back to the paved road, making this hike twice as long as originally planned. Take plenty of water with you and apply sunscreen to your entire body. Wear a hat that covers as much skin as possible — at the least a baseball hat, but ideally one that will also cover your neck. Steep parts of the backside of the loop are smooth, wide, rocky pathways that were once old lava flows. These are very slippery when dry with a lot of loose gravel, and also dangerous when wet.

No shade, paved part of the way, no shade, steep decline and incline, and NO SHADE.... but such a beautiful view of the hanauma bay beach and koko head! This hike was quite difficult only at the parts where there was steep incline and decline. I HIGHLY recommend preparing for this hike with plenty of water and the proper sun protection (light/sheer clothing, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses) ESPECIALLY if the forecast calls for high twenties with no clouds or wind... There weren't too many people doing this hike so a lot of the times you have space all to yourself. I definitely recommend checking out the rock bridge, but be careful! The waves can be crazy down there and you will get wet.

Only a spot view, not a hike! But is a nice place to see..

We parked on residential Nawiliwili St off of Highway 72 and took the shortcut up to the trail. You’ll find the shortcut after the last house on the right side, where there’s also a large grate, a drainage ditch, and a street sign that says Begin Centerline Rumble Strip.

After reaching the paved trail, turn right and head uphill awhile. You’ll eventually pass two different wide dirt areas (basically old lava flows) to the left that lead down the hill (before you reach the end of the paved road). Don’t forget this is a loop trail, so it doesn’t matter which path you go down first - just head down and hug the ocean all the way around Koko Head and you’ll loop back up to the paved trail. The dirt paths are a little slippery and steep so watch your footing!

Absolutely gorgeous views the entire way!

1 month ago

Amazing views! Little tough at the end coming back up the mountain (we went down the dirt path to the rock bridge). Bring lots of water and sunscreen - the sun is brutal.

The view at the end is spectacular. Parts of this very steep (albeit very short) trail were too steep for some in our group. Absolutely beautiful view at the end for those who were more able!

on Hanauma Bay Lookout

1 month ago

The trail is paved and makes for a nice walk. Awesome views!

1 month ago

good

walking
1 month ago

This is a short walk... not a hike.

1 month ago

Breathtaking

Beautiful views, the sweat is worth it! Paved road for the most part, great for dogs and small children.

Gorg

Took my 4 year old on this today. She did amazing. The views are breathtaking

The steep section will lead you to a fishing outpost.

Good hike. Trail was too steep on cliff side for my liking.... back tracked twice, so it was 6 miles... loved the wind!

There are no stairs on the Koko Head Rim Trail. You must have mistaken this for Koko Crater . This trail traverses along two extinct craters, just south of Koko Crater.

2 months ago

Beautiful rocks. Was hard to find. No signs and big dumpster in front of walkway. Awesome view.

Stairs. So many stairs.... but good fun! There is a bit where you’re on tracks and can see a significant drop but it adds to the experience (just don’t be afraid of heights). Loved the end views :)

Loved this hike! Gorgeous views, beautiful weather, windy so you stayed cool, and kids had a great time. Not crowded so you can take stops and photos without getting in anyones way. We had 4 kids 4-8 and they did well.

Beautiful

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