When visiting the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it is easy to stay on the beach, drinking coconut water and watching all the beautiful people playing along the shore. However, Oahu has so much more to offer! Be sure to to spend a day or two exploring the underwater environments on a snorkel tour with Hawaii Real Nature and go on at least one of the “Most Scenic Hikes in Oahu”. We think that these hikes are worth checking out!
Kaena Point – When visiting the Northshore, be sure to explore Ka’ena Point, it is a scenic remote part of the island with stunning views.
Lanipo Trail – Lanipo is a diffucult 7 mile hike, however once you summit the Koolau Moountains you will be rewarded with spectacular views. Plan on two and a half hours of hiking, morning hours are best to avoid afternoon cloud build up.
Mount Olympus – AKA Awaawaloa is accessible via the Waahila Ridge Trail. The hike is 5.2 mile and is near Honolulu. Along the trail you will find exotic flowers and beautiful vistas. It is accessible year-round.
Waiakeakua Falls – To access Waiakeakua Falls you need to be in good physical shape, this trail is rated difficult. e The trailhead is located near Honolulu and is a 6.3 mile adventure. Your hardwork will lead you to a beautiful waterfall. The trail is features difficult hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round.
Pu’u Manamana – AKA the Crouching Lion trails can be accessed via Pu’u Manamana Turnover Trail is a 3.7 mile located near small village of Hauula. This trail is recommended for the very experienced hikers and features exotic flora, fauna and outstanding view. The trail is accessible year-round.
Haiku Stairs – Haiku Stairs, AKA Stairway To Heaven is a 2.2 mile moderate hike located near Honolulu that features stunning views. Unfortunately, this trail is now closed for safety reasons. People found on the trail are subject to penalties.
Waimano Falls And Pools – To get to the falls you will need to take the Waimano Ridge Trail is a 2.8 mile trail located near Pearl City. The trail is open year round and is best for hikers with at least moderate skills.
For up to date information on hiking on Oahu or in the state of Hawaii visit www.alltrails.com.