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The Awaawapuhi Trail on Kauai. Photo by Cyril Bouteille/Flickr

The Best Hiking Trail for Beginners and for Experts: HAWAII Magazine Readers' Choice Awards 2016

No two hikes are the same in Hawaii. As evidenced by the diversity of trails deemed the best by our readers this year, there's a stunning, unique landscape and level for everyone.

Published in our 2016 HAWAIʻI Magazine Readers’ Choice Issue, these top 10 hikes—five for beginners, five for experts—are totally worth the effort.

In one of our most extensive voting windows ever, HAWAIʻI readers sounded off to share with us the hiking trails they won't be forgetting anytime soon.

 

Best Hiking Trail for Beginners
 

1. Diamond Head Summit Trail, Oahu

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Photo by Wally Gobetz/Flickr

 

2. Manoa Falls Trail, Oahu

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Photo by .matter./Flickr

 

3. Kilauea Iki, Hawaii Island

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Photo by Sean Munson/Flickr

 

4. Kalalau Trail (Napali Coast Trail) – Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Stream, Kauai

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Photo by Paul Bica/Flickr

 

5. Nounou "Sleeping Giant" Trail, Kauai

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Photo by Ben Ward/Flickr

 

Best Hiking Trail for Experts
 

1. Kalalau Trail (Napali Coast Trail), Kauai

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Photo by Geordie Mott/Flickr

 

2. Haleakala National Park: Keoneheehee "Sliding Sands" Trailhead to Paliku Cabin, Maui

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Photo by Andy Simonds/Flickr

 

3. Awaawapuhi Trail, Kauai

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Photo by Cyril Bouteille/Flickr

 

4. Waimanu Valley via Muliwai Trail, Hawaii Island

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Photo by nicoleversetwo/Flickr

 

5. Haleakala National Park: Pipiwai Trail, Maui

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Photo by Brian Uhreen/Flickr


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