One thing everyone on the HAWAIʻI Magazine team has in common?
(I mean, besides enjoying a hot malasada or plate lunch after a day at the beach.)
We all love to be outdoors—whether that’s surfing fun south shore swells or trekking along one of the dozens of hiking trails across the state.
While Hawaiʻi may be best known for its sandy beaches, the Islands boast some of the most beautiful and diverse trails around. You can walk across coastal dunes, through rainforests and along sheer cliffs. And because Hawaiʻi is isolated by more than 2,000 miles from the nearest landmass, you can see endemic species of native plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.
Since today is National Take a Hike Day—or National Hiking Day—we decided to gather some of our favorite (and useful) stories about hiking in the Islands—for today and the next time you visit!
(Note: Some of the information in these stories may have changed due to COVID-19.)
- Best Expert Hiking Trails on Oʻahu
- How To Hike Oʻahu’s Iconic Diamond Head Crater
- Explore a Hawaiian Forest and Volcanic Caldera on the Kīlauea Iki Trail
- 5 Family-Friendly Trails To Explore Hawaiʻi’s Natural Beauty
- The Best Hiking Trails for Beginners in Hawaiʻi
- Hikers Find Beauty and Solitude on Haleakalā’s Backcountry Trails
- How to Trek North Shore’s Scenic ʻEhukai Pillbox Hike
- See the Wonders of Kauaʻi’s Nuʻalolo Valley on this Nāpali Coast Ridge Hike
- What To Know When You’re Hiking Hawaiʻi Island’s Pololū Trail
- This 90-Mile Hawaiʻi Island Trail is a Bird-Watcher’s Dream
- Hiking Moanalua Middle Ridge, an All-Day, Experts Only Adventure
- Hike Above Hanalei to the Summit of Kauaʻi’s ʻŌkolehao Trail
- Top 5 Favorite Hiking Trails
- Choose Your Adventure With These Hawaiʻi Hikes
- We Pick 4 Great Oʻahu Hiking Trails (and Taste End-of-Hike Rewards)
- 9 Need-to-Know Tips for Hiking in Hawaiʻi