The island of Oahu is the ultimate hiking travel destination in the world for a reason:
Oahu offers an abundance of different types of climate zones. Whether you want to be walk through a lush jungle rainforest or scale a peak on the side of ocean, Oahu is hands down amazing for hikers of all different levels.
It seems that too many lists put too much emphasis on well-trafficked hikes near Waikiki like Diamond Head and Manoa Falls, which loose some of the magic of the island as the crowds increase. This list aims at showing off a more adventurous side of the island
This list covers the best places to hike on Oahu in Hawai’i as well as provides a link to an online guide for hiking there.
With surreal jungles that follow a stream to a waterfall that you can cliff jump in. Maunawili falls is perfect if you want to lose yourself in the luscious jungles of the east side of Oahu.
If you’re looking for a great sunrise hike, this is the Lanikai Pillbox Hike is perfect hike for you! It’s another short, but steep hike that ends with amazing beautiful views of Lanikai, the Mokulua Islands, & all of Kailua Bay.
There’s a reason it’s called the “stairs of doom.” If you’re looking for a short, but intense hike with amazing views on the south side of Oahu then the Koko Crater Hike is for you. At only a distance of 0.9 miles the hike has an elevation gain of about 1,000 ft & runs along old railway ties all the way up the crater.
The Crouching Lion Hike is a great hike if you’re looking to get away from the crowds as you zig-zag along the coast to the North Shore. It gives stunning views of the of the ocean and is technical enough to please most seasoned hikers too!
That concludes our list of the best places to paddle on Oahu.
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