Field Guide: Take a Hike!
Hiking is a great way to get out of the city and take in nature’s beauty. Here are five trails—each three miles or under—for the leisurely hiker.
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5. Kaluanui Ridge, commonly known as Mariner’s Ridge
How to get there: Take H-1 east until it turns into Kalanianaole Highway. Turn left onto Keahole Street, which merges into Hawaii Kai Drive. Turn left onto Kaluanui Road and park on the street; the trailhead is at the end of the street.
Distance: 1.5 miles round trip
Hiking time: 45 minutes
What makes it great: “This hike offers a spectacular view of the Windward Side,” says Ball.
Did You Know?
This year, the Hawaiian Mountain and Trail Club is celebrating its centennial. The club boasts almost 500 members and offers group hikes every Sunday. Its members also maintain more than 60 Oahu trails. Take in a free photo exhibit of the club’s history at the University of Hawaii Hamilton Library through Aug. 31. library.manoa.hawaii.edu.