12 Trails In Hawaii You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors

With near-perfect summer weather year-round, there’s nowhere better to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails than our beautiful islands. And because you’ll find countless hiking trails crisscrossing the Hawaiian Islands — from coastal paths to treks through the jungle and everything in between — it can be difficult to make a decision on where you will go this weekend. From coastal paths and rainforests to ridgelines, craters, and waterfalls, these 12 trails in Hawaii are the definition of the perfect Hawaiian hike.

What is your favorite Hawaiian hiking trail? Which of these epic trails in Hawaii do you plan to explore next? Tell us in the comments below, then click here to discover the ultimate bucket list for waterfall hikes in the Aloha State.

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Hiking In Hawaii

August 03, 2020

What are the most famous hikes in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian Islands are a paradise for outdoor lovers, and while you’ll find countless incredible trails where you’ll want to lace up your hiking boots and explore, the most famous trail is likely Oahu’s Diamond Head Crater, which leads to the summit of a well-known Hawaii landmark and provides excellent views of Honolulu. As for our personal favorites, we suggest that “If There Are Only 5 Hikes You Ever Do In Hawaii, Make Them These.”

What are the most beautiful hikes in Hawaii?

The Aloha State is home to several stunning hiking trails, but one of my all-time favorites and what I consider the most beautiful trail in Hawaii is the Pipiwai Trail. Located in southeast Maui, off Hana Highway and near the Pools of Oheo, is the unforgettable Pipiwai Trail, a four-mile round trip trek that will take you on quite the enchanting journey through a lush Hawaiian tropical rainforest to a towering banyan tree, through a vast bamboo forest, and to several impressive, cascading waterfalls.

What are the best family-friendly hikes in Hawaii?

While Hawaii is home to its fair share of difficult hikes, there are quite a few trails perfect for the entire family. From panoramic vistas to cascading waterfalls, these 14 low-key hikes have absolutely amazing pay-offs. These 11 trails are also excellent for beginners.

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