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

walking
1 day ago

Walked this trail at 6:30 a.m. with a large group of folks with varying ages all the way to Black Rock and back to the Ka’anapali Beach Club. Running or walking shoes are recommended. Mostly exposed to the sun but for a few stretches of shade from trees, so definitely wear a hat and other protective wear if you’re sensitive to the sun. Enjoy views of the resorts along the trail, ocean, beach, and take in all that fresh island air.

Beautiful views, great for trail running. Gets really hot, I ran early in the morning (before 8am) and it was already hot

Just a beautiful walk on the beach in Pacifica

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

Amazing hike. Tons of variety, beautiful ocean views, wildlife, beaches, and fire pits.

We thru hiked this over 3 nights. Camped on the beach two of the nights and up on the bluffs at mosquito creek one night. We had a fire each night, there is a lot of drift wood to burn. It was a fun experience.

Tips: bring leather gloves to climb ropes, bring good traction shoes that can go in mud and/or ocean, get a tidal chart from the ranger and know when certain beaches are crossable.

This trail has a ton of variety. Lots of obstacles to high step over, a fair number of scrambles most of them have ropes to help, some bouldering, some walking on sand, some wading through mud, some walking on log bridges/stairs. The trail itself is fairly well marked and not many forks. Look up for trail signs in the trees, you will see them.

The ocean views are spectacular. Tidal pools, small islands, nice sandy beaches, some fish to be caught, picturesque scenery. It can get hot directly on the sand, so consider lounging in a place where you can hide under the trees or put up a tarp. The high tide completely covers some beaches, so pick your tent spots carefully.

Beautiful views!! Paved road the entire way, it’s exposed so it will be hot to walk on during the middle of the day.

A nice and easy walk with an amazing view!

Amazing kayak and hike! What a great experience! Amazing views and a good workout too!

Love this trail. Especially when it’s cloudy. Kid friendly

Pretty views! Go early to avoid the hot sun and to grab a parking spot in the parking lot. I suggest sunrise because it is quite beautiful as the sun peaks over the lighthouse! Mostly uphill, but completely paved. Good workout first thing in the morning!

We kayak to the island without rush. Left the kayak on the shore and climbed up the small but still challenging hill for a great view. Sun is strong out there so be prepared with sunblock and water. And since it’s already popular destination don’t expect for a peaceful sit back on the top off the hill or even for some good pictures. It’s just small platform and so crowded, like in a lot of places in Hawaii.
Fun activities for day with family or friends in general. The view and the nature makes it so worth it and beautiful.

Very pretty beach, super muddy pretty much the whole way but to be expected when hiking in the rain.

Fun walk for kids

The complete ride, hike or bike is 5.2 miles just one way. At no time did I have to ride my bike on the road. You ( CAN ) ride on the Boardwalk up until 12 noon. After that you will have to ride up or down on Ocean Ave. Being a senior, I didn't complete the 10.4 miles of a total round trip. You will get a beautiful ride if you get started during Sunrise. The entire trip is all flat. Wood on the Boardwalk and concrete paths. You only have two ramps. One on each end of the boardwalk. If you plan to checkout the fishing pier bring a bike lock. No bikes on that pier ( ONLY ).

Easy stroll. Good to see and hear sea lions.

hiking
10 days ago

Short and fun rock climbing. Have a great view to the beach.

Very nice beach! Relatively spacious for kids to run and play. And it is safe! There are cops and lifeguards that will quickly come if someone is in danger. There is a place to cookout, a big field with plenty of shade and places to play volleyball. And as I was leaving it seems that they were going to start some live music. Only thing I would warn is to not go into the water unless your putting your feet in or sitting right next to the riptide. The water is pretty dirty and I was instructed it is not meant for people especially kids to swim out too far.

Nice trail for a beautiful leisurely stroll. My husband and I went mid-morning and took a lite snack and water. Not very challenging but views were definitely worth it! Bring water, Not very shady

Definitely scenic! You have to go before high tide or you’ll get trapped between the rock and water. We walked the full distance to Point Conception, but there isn’t a way to access the light house or the church. You can see it from below, but if you plan on walking there, you have to drive a ways to see it. Not a lot of people walking on the trail with you. Take plenty of water with you. The breeze was amazing as were some of the views. Also, the terrain wasn’t that challenging. Just a nice walk.

Hot but spectacular views.

walking
12 days ago

One the most beautiful area to walk, run or bike.

The views, secluded (compared to Maui) beaches, and 4 sea turtles and 3 monk seals made this hike nothing short of amazing. Flat trail with rocks throughout, don't wear flip flops.

I would like to say it was hiking, but it was more walking along a nude beach for most of the stretch. Be forewarned there are a ton of clothing optional ladies and gents out there, mostly gents. You will probably feel very much out of place and over dressed but once you get past the first 3 miles of nudity (mostly males) there’s a good 3 or miles of terrain trail. Let me be clear as I should have read more of these reviews before I went. It’s not really a hike as much as it is a beach walk/run with a decent terrain at the end. If you’re reading this and it’s too late and you’ve already encountered too much skin exposure for a day you can take the roads back to the trail head.
Best of luck my friends.
P.S. I gave 2 Stars because I’m still recovering from the views.
But credit to the last 3 miles of the actual hike trek there were really good views of NATURE there.

Great family hike. Very beautiful views.

Great for hiking with kids and grandparents

Nice walk up and down the paved trail. The path is wide enough that it never got backed up for felt too congested with the amount of people that were there. Beautiful views the whole time. Had to park on the road when we arrived around 8:30am. Definitely a worth while hike!

I am in no shape of form a hiker. This trail was supper fun and I brought my 4yr old with me and she handled it like a champ. I definitely felt the burn during the hike but it was doable and I had a blast

You can start the hike right from the street or drive all the way down to the beach but we stopped somewhere in between, at the blind beach sign. It’s a short zig zag down ending with a pretty cool staircase. The stairs are a bit difficult to traverse but once you are on the beach it’s definitely worth it! The beach is secluded with tons of driftwood, rocks, and oyster shells . We had a fun time exploring and letting the dogs roam around.

mountain biking
17 days ago

Nice loop trail that’s fairly short (~5miles) and fairly flat. You can add on some length with going partly or all way around Eagle Lake.

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