The Hawaii Hiking Gallery is a collection of pictures and writeups from various hikes in Hawaii. Currently, all the hikes on this site are on the island of Oahu. Enjoy the pictures, but for a real thrill, get out there and try some of these hikes for yourself. No picture can compare to the real thing. The Hikers Guide to Oahu, written by Stuart M. Ball Jr. is an excellent book to take on the trail and help you stay on course. Enjoy your visit and don't forget to drink plenty of liquids.

Oahu Hiking

Waimano Pool

medium Popular hike to 3 swim holes. Reach the pools and go take a dive. Located in Pearl City.

Ka'au Crater

medium Did you know there is a crater in Palolo Valley? Check it out and enjoy the nice waterfalls along the way.

Ma'akua Gulch

medium Hike up the spectacular narrow gulch with near vertical walls to nice swim holes and waterfalls.

Pu'u Manamana

difficult A death defying, "test your nerves" kind of hike with steep cliffs located by Kahana Valley. If you want a challenging hike, this is for you.

Hawaii Loa Ridge

medium Reach the Koolaus via this hike that starts at the top of Hawaii Loa Ridge.


medium difficult Hike to the triple peaks of Olomana on the Windward side and check out the 360 degree views.
Kamiloiki Valley Loop medium Reach the Koolaus via this hike in Hawaii Kai and enjoy the views of the Windward coast.
`Ohikilolo difficult A very challenging hike atop narrow ridges. Located on the Waianae coast. Nice views of the Waianae coastline.
Kalauao medium A nice hike to a secluded swim hole in Aiea. The trail detours off the Aiea Loop Trail.
Hidden Valley difficult Hike into Hidden Valley in Kaaawa, and return via the Puu Mananana trail. Some ridge hiking, some stream hiking.
Old Pali Road easy Starting from the Pali Lookout, this trail takes you on the Old Pali Road to a nice shallow waterfall.
Haiku Stairs medium The famous "Stairway to Heaven" in Haiku Valley. Hike up the steep stairs straight up the mountain for some spectacular views of Haiku Valley.
Pu'u Kalena difficult A beautiful ridge hike that starts by Kolekole Pass on the Wahiawa side. Excellent views of Waianae, Wahiawa, and the North Shore. Even Diamond Head can be seen from the peak.
Kuli'ou'ou Ridge/Valley difficult Do the Ridge Hike, or the Valley Hike, or do both. Located near Hawaii Kai, this hike provides excellent views of the Windward area.
Mt. Olympus medium Starting at the top of St. Louis Heights, this hike is not too difficult, yet it offers great views.
Dupont difficult A very long hike with lots of elevation gain to the highest peak on the island, Mt. Kaala.
Ohulehule difficult A trecherous climb in Kahana Valley.
Kealia medium Hike up the mountains of Mokuleia and watch the gliders pass by. Then enjoy the views of Makua Gulch on the other side.

Links to Other Hiking Sites

Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club- Good resource to find information on hiking in Hawaii
Oahu Hiking Tales - by Dayle Turner

mainland hikes