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15 Easy And Enchanting Hikes In Hawaii Under Two Miles

The eight main Hawaiian Islands occupy a space of approximately 6,400 square miles, making it the fourth smallest state in the country. But despite its size, Hawaii is a nature lover’s paradise and is home to countless incredible hikes for people of all skill levels and athletic endurance. Whether you’re just not up for completing a strenuous day hike, only have a few hours before work, or you’re new to hiking as a sport, sometimes you need a short, easy hike.

While we’ve showcased our favorite hikes under five miles, sometimes those can still take quite the chunk of time – especially when any elevation gain is involved. That’s why we’re back today with 15 of our favorite hikes that clock in at less than two miles. Some of the featured hikes are less than a mile, making them the perfect length for anyone new to hiking, families with younger children, or those who simply don’t want to put in a ton of effort for an incredible view.

With so many amazing hiking trails to choose from, we certainly weren’t able to include all of the best short hikes on the islands – so, share with us, on our Only In Hawaii Facebook page, your favorite short, easy hikes. And don’t forget to check out these 12 easy hikes to add to your outdoor Hawaii bucket list.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.