The Downhill Summer Tubing Adventure In Hawaii That’s Unlike Any Other
With nearly perfect weather year round and arguably some of the most incredible natural scenery in the world, the Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the country’s greatest adventures. From camping on the beach and visiting Waimea Canyon to waterfall hikes and skydiving, there is no greater place for an adventure than Hawaii. The tubing in Hawaii is particularly epic, and there are numerous outfitters offering such bucket-list-worthy adventures…especially if you’re looking for lazy river tubing in Oahu. And while the options are almost endless, this hiking trail and downhill Oahu tubing excursion we’ve found is easily one of the most unique things you can do in the Aloha State.
Have you ever hiked up the Wahiawa Hills Trail and then enjoyed lazy river tubing in Oahu’s Kaukonahua Stream? If so, share your experience in the comments.
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What are some other epic hiking adventures in Hawaii?
The above hiking and tubing excursion is certainly an amazing adventure in Hawaii, but there are many, many more adventures to be had in the Aloha State! One of our favorite hikes is in Akaka Falls State Park, a beautiful expanse that is home to two gorgeous waterfalls fed by the Kolekole Stream: Akaka Falls and Kahuna Falls. At more than 400 feet in height, Akaka Falls is perhaps the most famous waterfall on Hawaii Island – and for good reason. Cascading 442 feet into a lush, tropical jungle is Hawaii’s greatest and most wondrous waterfall. Located on the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast is Akaka Falls, a place of pure paradise flowing from the Kolekole Stream. To view the falls, visitors take a half-hour paved trail leading through a jungle of banana plants, towering bamboo groves and lush orchids.
Another destination for epic hiking in Hawaii is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Whether you have lived on Hawaii’s Big Island for your entire life, or this is your first time visiting, you absolutely must explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This 523-square-mile park contains some of the world’s most awe-inspiring wonders, not to mention the two active volcanoes. This place is downright otherworldly. A trip to Hawaii volcanoes isn’t complete without a visit to the Kilauea Caldera, a trip down the Thurston Lava Tube, a walk through the lava fields, a drive down the Chain of Craters Road, and, of course, as much hiking as you can handle!
For more amazing hikes for your Hawaii bucket list, we put together this list of must-tackle trails, one for each month of the year. Happy hiking!