Top Hiking Spots In Hawaii (Oahu Island)

With its pristine beaches, picturesque seascapes, tropical foliage, jaw-dropping sceneries, and rugged landscape, Oahu Island in Hawaii is definitely an adventure seeker’s dream. The third largest Hawaiian island, it is also home to some of the best hiking spots in the world.

If you’re planning to visit this tropical paradise and go for the trek of a lifetime, the good news is there are so many trails you can do, with different levels of difficulty and varied views. Below are some of the Top Hiking Spots On Oahu that you shouldn’t miss, according to the level of difficulty:

Level: Easy

  • Lanikai Pillboxes Hike

Type: Ridge

Distance: 2-3 miles

Time Needed: 1 ½ hours

As one of the easiest hikes in the island, the Lanikai Pillboxes hike (or the Ka’iwa Ridge Trail) is rare because it gives you stunning views without making you work so hard for it. This is a short, kid-friendly hike that gives you some of the best views overlooking Lanikai Beach and the Mokes. You begin the hike in the residential neighborhood in Kailua, and while you can be done in an hour or so, you might stay longer for the views. 

Unique and Fun Hawaii Travel Ideas

Traveling to Hawaii and looking for exciting things to do? Well, for most people, spending a week or two in the Aloha State conjures up images of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and unlimited piña coladas. But the truth is, these aren’t the only things that Hawaii has to offer. Here are some unique and interesting Hawaii travel ideas you can consider:

1. Race through the Pineapple Garden Maze in Wahiawa. This giant maze spans 2.5 miles of paths that weave through 2 acres filled with 14,000 native plants. There’s a pineapple shaped garden in the middle of the maze and it normally takes an hour for visitors to get to the finish. The current record holder completed the maze race in just 7 minutes.

2. Climb the Haiku stairs in Kaneohe. Dubbed the Stairway to Heaven, the climb will take you to the highest point in Oahu, with a total of 3,922 steps. Please take note however that the trail has been officially closed since 1987 although there are still hikers who simply ignore the No Trespassing signs and make the climb.