Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Difficult, but if you take your time definitely not impossible.

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12 hours ago

Great hike. We were quickly able to hitchhike to the summit (only waited about 5 minutes). It probably helped that we didn’t start too early so there were regularly cars driving by at around 9am. The hike was not too difficult. The views are great and the terrain is very unique. I’d highly recommend this hike.

One of the toughest hikes that I've done. The view at the top and while hiking along the ridge is gorgeous. I would not recommend doing this if it's raining or you're not in good shape. The last mile to the peak is grueling. I did it with three others and we're all in good shape. Coming back down all of us cramped up. Also make sure to bring plenty of water.

One of the worse Ridgeline trails yet. Views are ok. You just never get the satisfaction that the hike was worth the end result. Better off doing another ridge

Me with my husband did this hike last week so I just wanna share our experience. We are not really that hiking persons but we made it in 8 hours started at 7am.
Make sure that you get plenty of water with you, some snacks, waterproof jacket, extra clothes, gloves and good shoes with spikes ! Some areas on the top might be very slippery and muddy so you will definitely need them ! Don’t worry about passing through the water and mud in Moanalua Valley because on your way back you will be completely wet and dirty anyway :D The view was so beautiful !
Good luck everyone and be careful !

A couple water crossings could use some better setup, otherwise a great hike!

Aloha! I went both days this weekend! It was awesome out! I will be hiking wed, thurs, fri this week. I have went 12 times the last three weeks. I have hiked most of the hikes on this island many many times! I have probably done this particular hike more than anyone else on island. (over 100 times) It is often windy and/or rainy but we never have issues as we always have the right gear which is supplied by me when we go. If you're looking to hike and want to link up or get some ideas of what this trail looks like feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram @mike.karas or mikekarasphotography@gmail.com. Bring plenty of water for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii.

Aloha! I went both days this weekend! It was awesome out! I will be hiking wed, thurs, fri this week. I have went 12 times the last three weeks. I have hiked most of the hikes on this island many many times! It is often windy and/or rainy but we never have issues as we always have the right gear which is supplied by me when we go. If you're looking to hike and want to link up or get some ideas of what this trail looks like feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram @mike.karas or mikekarasphotography@gmail.com. Bring plenty of water for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii.

We hiked to the marker and back which was closer to 2.5 miles from where we had to park, down the road. A lot of people to the first pill box, a little drop off to the 2nd and next to no one goes to the marker. Fabulous 360 views of the ocean, beaches and the mountains to the interior. Pretty steep start to the first pill box but not far.

Hiked out to the point from the northern parking lot to catch the sunset, a popular reason to do this hike. Bring a flashlight for the way back, although the slow darkness will allow your eyes to adjust. Flat easy out and back which passes you through the Albatross Preserve. My GPS had the out and back from the parking lot closer to 6-miles.

Short but fun hike. The hike is "officially' closed but pass the signs and keep on going like the others. The ascent (and descent) is very steep going up nearly 500-feet in the 0.4-mile. Some amazing 360 views at the top that may be a little intimidating for those afraid of heights. Go to to both main rocky outcroppings. Be warned that there has been some serious injuries and even fatalities on this hike because of the drop offs at the top.

Muddy and slippery, that’s the reason why it’s closed officially. But still worth going if you don’t mind getting dirty shoes. You can wash them in the river at the end. Great view over the Valley.

1 day ago

Was very steep but a lot of fun! It was cool to see the couple different bunkers still up there. Definitely needs water and patience. Thankfully part of the hike is in a little bit of shade later in the day.

Pretty muddy for the first 1000 yds. After that it dried out. My 10 yr old twins and 7 yr old had a good time.

Views are great and the hike is mostly easy. Worth the trip.

hiking
1 day ago

Gnarliest hike I've ever done!, do not underestimate it, took us 6hrs and we were charging hard!, wear shin guards with socks cus our legs were bleeding from the overgrown vegetation, I'm a decent runner and believe me all of us (including couple military guys) ended up cramping our leg muscles at the end, views are awesome tho! highly recommend it!

Wow wow wow! A must in Maui. Breathtaking, humbling views. We went on some pretty cool hikes on the island but this was the most amazing. It is more challenging but very doable for many fitness levels. Wear good shoes though!

Hard to follow trail but we made it to the falls. We were unfortunately caught in some intense rain and so it was very slippery.

We really enjoyed this hike. Really nice and shady with lots of trees and some cool mushrooms. The hike is more like 6.5-7 miles. We started around 2 pm and it took us ~2.5 hours. There are many ways to make the hike shorter if you wish.

on Pololu Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Wow. Just wow. Worth it to keep hiking up the mountain past the beach

hiking
1 day ago

Very pretty scenery. Light traffic compared to other trails nearby. No complaints.

hiking
1 day ago

Great view on Oahu West Coast!

Beautiful sunset pics!

Getting down and up is an adventure. Using ropes on steep, slippery ground. Wouldn’t take anyone with bad knees on this one. I used my Vivobarefoot hiking/water shoes and they worked well. Not sure if I would use flip flops, although people were walking down in theirs.

At the steepest points I used the ropes and climbed down backwards as if I was repelling and that was fun!

Beach is not as crowded which was nice. The parking lot is small, and parking is very limited. We just got lucky and on our second attempt someone was leaving so we got their spot.

A handful of people were snorkeling, and when I went out to join them I noticed a giant sea turtle.

It hung around for awhile, and I kept my distance; noticing it eat, and watched all the beautiful fish swim around it. Would definitely come back!!

hiking
1 day ago

Overgrown vegetation. No views. Very hard to navigate through; you can get lost easily. Thankfully we started in the morning so we knew we had time to find our way out. We didn’t go out and back through the same entrance. We found a way out that led us to the road, and walked back to our car.

If you want to do a hike that is a literal walk through the jungle this is it.

Probably wouldn’t do it again.

Recommend:
- long pants
- start early
- camera for photo ops!

hiking
1 day ago

Loved this hike. I only hiked down from the Lava Tubes trail. It was voggy and late in the day. The descent through the rainforest onto the crater was surreal. We are heading to the big island again in January. I sure hope this trail opens up again. It appears to be closed.

I did this trail last year. It was cool and the rangers definitely push people towards this trail. The one across the street is far cooler. Both are closed, apparently, due to recent volcano activity.

10/14/2018-Started walking with the group around 0800 and encountered 20+ groups along the way. Lots of happy dogs out getting their fresh air and exercise. =) The sun was out but it made the water look inviting for a swim. Definitely recommend sun screen and 1L of water.

My second hike on Oahu, was fun and exhilarating . Very slippery if it’s rained. Had a friend slip and almost slide off the trail. If it’s muddy take your time to avoid injury’s. Water at the bottom is ice cold, water fall is gorgeous. Would do again! Even so a guy back flip off the ledge into the pool.

beautiful walk to see both ocean, reefs, wikdlife and mountains of North West Oahu.

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