Nothing says adventure in Hawai‘i quite like going on a hike! It is the perfect way to get out and enjoy nature while taking care of your body, too. During our downtime, there’s nothing we love more than engulfing ourselves in Hawai‘i’s beautiful scenery with a good ol’ hike on one of our islands’ beautiful trails! If you find yourself in Hawai‘i this summer, here are some must-do island trails that lead to beautiful scenic views, volcanic landscapes and gorgeous vistas.
On the island of Oahu, the Diamond Head Trail is named after Hawai‘i’s famous landmark, Diamond Head. This two-mile hike is made for those who aren’t afraid of a little bit of steepness! But have no fear, once you get to the top, you’ll be in awe of one of the most spectacular views of Oahu’s breathtaking landscape. Trust us, it’s worth it!
Next up, Kauai…every hikers dream! Kauai is known for having many hiking trails that can be enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike. One of the most famous hikes is the Pihea and Alakai Swamp Trail. This trail skirts the back of the Kalalau Valley giving you an incredible view of the beautiful vegetation and native birds. It’s a 7.7-mile trail located near Kekaha, Kauai and the perfect place to go to immerse yourself in Kauai’s raw and untouched beauty!
Our last recommended hike on this list is located within the Big Island’s famous Waipio Valley – a remote area of the island that will have you truly engulfed in all of the beauty the island has to offer. The Waipio Valley hike is a 6-mile hike that takes you to one of the most culturally and historically significant parts of the Big Island. You will travel down to the famous Waipio Valley Black Sand Beach where you will get a perfect view of the lush and scenic valley.
Hiking in Hawai‘i is the ultimate go-to! Whether you’re on Oahu, Big Island, Maui County or Kauai, there is a definitely a hike for you to enjoy and immerse yourself in the beauty of the islands.