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

Not a hike at all, but great views!!

Came here for the tidepools. What an awesome experience! Should've paid attention to the directions, first headed down the wrong trail from the first lookout. Realized my mistake after scrambling down about 100 feet before deciding to turn back. The trail leading down to the tidepools was off of the third lookout. The way down was definitely more treacherous. Smaller kids would likely need a lot of help. But it was well worth it. By far the most memorable part of the trip for us. The tidepools were amazing with its wide array of fish. Nice reward for the work hiking down with a dip in the pool. The dragon nostrils were also impressive.
The hike back up was strenuous but easily doable. Made it back up in under 15 minutes.
Overall, this is must do for anyone looking for a memorable experience in Oahu.

Definitely worth getting to the top!

Not really a hike. Just park and walk to the lighthouse. If you like history you will enjoy the lighthouse. Beautiful views

We were there on a Thursday afternoon and it wasn't crowded. Dry, desert landscape, but the views at the top are awesome. We had the extra treat of seeing a hanger glider and a paraglider playing in the air right in front of us.

Great walk/hike so much to see and smell. It was a little overcast the day we went but still so amazing.

Such a pretty view!❤️

Great hike for my little ones and pregnant wife!

The brevity of this trail combined with the view make it a great choice but for a truly epic experience climb down into the wave pool below. Just look down at the right moment and you should see plenty of people down there. The epic waves and fish and experience is just fantastic. Be careful not to get too close to the waves because they are unpredictable and can carry you out and smash you against the rocks. As a resident Hawaiian I give it 4 simply because of just how many epic trails there are here but a tourist would likely give it 5 stars. Email me at justindavidsands@gmail.com if you want to do some of the truly epic and challenging trails.

Enjoyable loop. Lots to see, so nobody complained about the climb coming out.

It’s a long, winding path to get up to the lookout but has rewarding, breathtaking views. Bring a jacket though if you’re up there near sunset. With higher elevation it gets chilly and windy.

18 days ago

This is a quick stop offering a spectacular view of the Canyon and its contrasts. Its a short but steep walk up the paved trail. Great for selfies =)

19 days ago

We saw several species of sea birds and a pod of spinner dolphin walking along this trail. Bring your National Park pass or military ID to save on the entrance fee. And definitely bring a long lens...

20 days ago

This trail isn’t much of a trail, but more of a walk through the botanical gardens to the culminating event- a large waterfall that you get to swim in! The trail is very well regulated and taken care of. There is a fee to get into the gardens, but it’s worth it at least once if you’re looking for a calm, educational stroll. The waterfall at the end is excellent, but usually crowded and you will have to wear a life vest as issued by the park. Four stars because I take visitors to this a few times a year.

Paved path all the way to the lighthouse. Hiked down to the tide pools which was awesome but goes straight down. I brought my dog & we had to carry her on the way up. Fun hike with beautiful views

22 days ago

Short hike that's easy enough for everyone! Rewarding waterfall that you CAN swim in at the end!

22 days ago

Really nicely maintained trail with paved paths through lush and beautiful rainforest. It was a short trail, but I think it's a must-do if you're visiting Hawaii. You can only see the falls from a distance though, so don't expect to get too close... You won't get wet.

Beautiful hike that’s great for whale watching. The tide pools are worth seeing if you’re willing to head off the trail and down the mountain.

beautiful. best in early am before crowds.

The best part about this hike are the tide pools! At the third break on the right (the binoculars) follow the (sort of marked) trail that starts behind the sign that says do not cross (we took this as a suggestion) that will take you to the pools. I could have spent all day here. It was a decent uphill to the lighthouse look out, but super easy and a good introduction if you are a new hiker.

This is a great trail to run up and down before hiking Koko Head. The trail does not go to the light house, though it does provide some stunning views both on the way up, and at the top. It would also be a good hike/walk with kids as the entire path is paved.

The walk up is not one of my favorites. However the whale watching during season is a favorite. And the view from the top takes my breath each and every time.

This was an awesome one. I actually didn't finish the trail because I noticed people going down to some tidepools and the climb back up to the trail was intense once I was done down at the pools. It was absolutely worth it though. Watching 30ft waves crash on the rocks was just amazing. No shade on this trail. Parking sucks too. Still so worth it.

Great hike, paved all the way. Access to the tide pools is possible from just past the whale watching outpost however DO NOT TAKE BACK PACK KIDS OR THOSE TO SMALL TO CLIMB ON THEIR OWN!

This trail is paved and a nice gradual climb. I would definitely recommend it for sunrise (just like every other hike on this island). Great views at the end of the lighthouse and of the ocean, looking east.
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Loved the foliage! Found a couple of Jasmine trees that were incredibly fragrant! Beautiful hike with lots of fascinating plants.

Not an ounce of shade on this trail but worth it for a great view of the ocean and coast! Easy and paved!

1 month ago

A family friendly hike, super easy walk. Very lush and green, waterfall is breath taking.

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