The Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the worlds most amazing trails on planet earth. Below we've included links to several of the best hiking trails on the islands, most of which are more than worth the effort to do, even on your vacation.

On the list of hiking trails below, we've included the distance price when possible, a rank (out of 5 stars), general location, and included any additional information as necessary. If you have a favorite hiking trail we've mistakenly left off this list, by all means please contact us and we'll make sure it's added.

BIG ISLAND HIKING TRAILS

MAUI HIKING TRAILS

  • Pipiwai Trail ----Distance: 4 Miles RT | Location: `Ohe`o Gulch | Rating: 5 Stars
  • Waihee Ridge Trail ----Distance: 5 Miles RT | Location: Northwest Coast | Rating: 5 Stars
  • Sliding Sands Trail ----Distance: 5 Miles RT to Ka Lu'u o ka O'o cinder cone | Location: Haleakala Summit | Rating: 5 Stars

KAUAI HIKING TRAILS

  • Hanakapiai Beach Trail ----Distance: 4 Miles RT | Location: Na Pali Coast | Rating: 5 Stars
  • Kalalau Trail ----Distance: 22 Miles RT | Location: Na Pali Coast | Rating: 5 Stars
  • Nualolo Trail ----Distance: 7.5 Miles RT | Location: Kokee State Park | Rating: 5 Stars
  • Awa`awapuhi Trail ----Distance: 6.2 Miles RT | Location: Kokee State Park | Rating: 5 Stars
  • Canyon Trail ----Distance: 3.6 Miles RT to top of falls | Location: Kokee State Park | Rating: 4 Stars
  • Nounou (Sleeping Giant) East Trail ----Distance: 3.5 Miles RT to top of falls | Location: East Kauai | Rating: 3 Stars
  • Kuilau Ridge Trail ----Distance: 4.5 Miles RT to bridge and back | Location: Central Kauai | Rating: 3 Stars
  • Honopu Ridge Trail ----Distance: 4..2 - 5 Miles RT to terminus and back | Location: Kokee State Park | Rating: 4 Stars
  • Kalepa Ridge Trail ----Distance: Varies... | Location: Kokee State Park | Rating: 5 Stars
  • Pihea Trail ----Distance: Varies... | Location: Kokee State Park | Rating: 4 Stars

Essential Hawaii Resources

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