20 Great Oahu Hikes


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A lookout on the Kealia Trail and Kuaokala Access Road hike offers a spectacular view of Makua Valley.

Photo: david chatsuthiphan


Hiking can be dangerous, and not every trail is a good idea for every person. Keep your personal fitness and skill levels in mind, and always take proper precautions when venturing off road. Heed “no trespassing” and other warning signs.

Manoa Falls, Diamond Head Crater, Kokohead—Oahu’s most popular trails attract crowds for a reason. At a certain point, though, you’ve gotta expand your hiking horizons.

Here are 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas and waterfalls, steep climbs and relics of the past. One way or another, they’ll take your breath away.


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