Oahu's North Shore is a 91.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

91.6 miles
5,656 feet

kid friendly


nature trips

scenic driving



wild flowers


no dogs

Must-see stops on Hawaii's main island Feel the urge to explore the beauty of Hawaii beyond Honolulu and Waikiki Beach? Always wanted to visit the much famed North Shore? Resist not more! This guide leads you around Oahu's North Shore. Some points of interests in this guide are known the world over while others are know only to locals. Overall, this guide showcases a nature lover's Oahu away from the glamorous Waikiki Beach and busy Honolulu.

scenic driving
6 months ago

The drive covers a huge ring around the isalnd and touches on a lot of great stops (ie Dole Plantation) and scenic pull offs. Well worth a day trip.

scenic driving
10 months ago

Wonderful drive with so much to see and do. Set aside some time to enjoy it all and a little more time in traffic going the Kam highway via the North Shore.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The view inland was absolutely incredible. We even got to watch a little bit of one of the pro surfing competitions (HICPro Triple Crown qualifiers). The waves lived up to the name that comes with the North Shore. Rain or shine, this is worth it.

scenic driving
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Unforgettable, wonderful drive with lots of great picture opportunities, beautiful beaches and great views. The only downside is the slow, slow traffic.

scenic driving
Monday, October 10, 2016

Came back along the coast. So pretty!

scenic driving
Monday, September 05, 2016

This is a combination of quite a few areas for hiking, shopping, eating, beaching it, etc.. Never gets old, if you've gone on it more than once, there is always something you miss.. The northern most part can get a little congested with traffic, they were doing construction when I was there but with the view that I had. who cares about construction

scenic driving
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Get the app Gypsy Guide. It cost a few bucks but you can download the around the island tour. It's like having a tour guide in the car with you. It has stops along the way for swimming spots, history you name it.

scenic driving
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We've done this many times, it never gets old. The "guide" covers the whole trip around the North Shore from Honolulu up past the Dole Plantation, across the North Shore and then down the East Side. Each area has its great places to visit, to hike, to snorkel, to surf, to boat, to swim, to people watch, to enjoy God's country. Cool North Shore spots are the airfield on the west end, Camp Erdman - cool ropes course! Police Beach - find Sawyer's Tree - and the "Lost" filming sites, Turtle Beach, Waimea Beach Park - know that finding a parking spot will be really really hard; just pay your $10 across the street to park and you'll be glad you did - all the surfing beaches - Pipeline, Shark's Cove, get some shrimp from a shrimp truck, jump off Waimea Rock - and find the hidden trail from the west side of it - stop by some of the hotels to check them out, and just enjoy Oahu... oh and don't forget to stop by Matsumoto's Shave Ice... one thing to note - in winter surf's up, in summer, great for swimming...

Thursday, March 06, 2014

This guide does not work properly when purchased & downloaded. Nothing loads- A complete waste of money.
Might be worth it if it worked...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Paid for it and nothing works

nature trips
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scenic driving
Thursday, October 06, 2016