Hikes in Hawaii
The Aloha State is an inviting place for hikers. Trails on the Hawaiian Islands are like nowhere else in America, passing through rainforests that wouldn’t grow in the contiguous states and visiting turquoise bays that only Hawaii can offer. Stroll beautiful beaches, snorkel in tropical tide pools, watch waterfalls tumble, and witness volcanoes that mold the landscape.
Although beaches might by what come to mind when you think of the 50th state, Hawaii also has large volcanic mountains. The summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai’i is the highest point in Hawaii, at 13,802 feet.
Currently, hikespeak offers information on hiking trails on just one of the Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island of Hawai’i. Explore Hawaii’s largest island to see gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, historic sites, and volcanic features.
|Kalahuipua’a Trail and Fishponds Loop|
This action-packed 1.7-mile hike explores a lava field with a lava tube shelter and impressive fishponds along a gorgeous coastline.
|Kiholo Bay & Wainanali’i Lagoon|
This 2-mile coastal hike in Kiholo State Park Reserve has non-stop ocean views, crossing tide pools and beaches on the way to a turquoise lagoon.
This 0.2 to 1.2-mile hike visits rare rock carvings in Puakō Petroglyph Archeological District on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i.
(More trails coming soon.)
A word about the ‘okina: Although it may look unusual to mainlanders, the ‘ in words like Hawai’i acts as a glottal stop. Aside from addresses and some titles, this website will strive use the ‘okina and other accents in the Hawaiian language whenever possible to be accurate and respectful of Hawaiian heritage.