The Best 10 Hikes In Hawaii

Here are some of the best hiking trails you can explore in Hawaii- the Land of Islands

1. Waimea Canyon Hiking Trail

Address: 779 Kokee Rd, Waimea, HI 96796, United States.

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This is the best trail you can enjoy in Kauai. This trail is suitable for all levels of people. This larges Canyon stretches nearly 10 miles long and situated 3000 feet deep. You can explore the beauty of waterfalls and lush greenery all the way. For beginners cliff trail is suitable and if you are expecting a moderate trail Canyon trail & Black pipe trail would be best.

2. Mauna Kea Summit Hike

Address: Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo, HI 96720, United States.

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Take an adventure hike to the highest peak in Hawaii at an elevation of 13,800 feet. This is the perfect space to breathe some fresh air and an amazing greenery space. On the way, you can enjoy the views of high-powered telescopes, beautiful lakes, and visitor center and desert landscapes.

3. Awini Trail

Address: ʻĀwini Trail, Hawaii 96755, USA.

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This is one of the shortest and easy trails that lead you to black sand beaches. The hike starts from Highway-270 and you need to cover rock & steep paths. You can enjoy hikes which s going down and return climbing all these ways a little bit challenging, but you can explore incredible views of valleys, beaches, and woodlands.

4. Waipio Valley Trail

Address: 48-5561A Waipio Valley Rd, Honokaa, HI 96727, United States.

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This valley is a treasure of Big Islands. You can explore amazing series of deep valleys over here with stunning views of jungle, waterfalls, and streams. This valley is known as ‘the valley of Kings’. If you are an expert, you can hike to Hi’ilawe Fall and finally you can reach the base of this fall.

5. Pipiwai Trail

Address: Pipiwai Trail, Hawaii 96713, USA.

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This trail is one of the beautiful ones you can find the backside of Haleakalā National Park. The highest attraction of this trail is Makahiku Falls and Waimoku Falls. Because of steep terrain, sometimes it looks bit challenging. And finally, you will end up a beautiful stream with surrounding sceneries.

6. Green Sand Beach

Address: Naalehu, HI 96772, United States.

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You can hike through the coastline by enjoying the attractive ocean views. This is a very easy trail and will take 5.6 miles to complete this trail. You can spend time on beaches, enjoy water sports activities and it will take all-around 3-4 hours of hike.

7. Kilauea Iki Trail

Address: Kīlauea Iki Crater, Hawaii 96778, USA.

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You can explore this trail when you are in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the distance is considered as 3.5miles. This is considered as a moderate hike and visitor attractions are rainforests, beautiful landscapes, crater floor and the stunning views of Kilauea Volcano.

8. Sliding Sands Trail

Address: Keonehe'ehe'e (Sliding Sands) Trail, Hawaii 96790, USA.

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You need to cover 17.7 kilometers to complete this trail. This is very challenging and one of the most populous trails in Hawaii, so it required some prior experience to hike over here. You can explore the beauty of wildflowers from here and it is accessible year-round.

9. Nualolo Trail

Address: Nu'alolo Trail, Hawaii 96796, USA.

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You can explore this trail when you visit Kokee State Park and you need to cover 7.5 miles to complete this trail. This trail will start from Kokee Ranger Station and takes you from3800ft to 2200ft height and offers you the spectacular views of Nualolo Valley and Na Pali Coast. If you love adventure, you can enjoy this trail.

10. Mahaulepu Heritage Coastal Trail

Address: Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, Koloa, HI 96756, United States.

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You can explore the beauty of Southern shore in Hawaii, choose this trail. This is located in between Shipwreck and Ha’ula Beaches. You can explore this heritage site by enjoying the views of coves that are made with limestone pinnacles, stone structures, etc.

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