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July 9, 2019


Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 2 MILES (Full Loop)

Elevation Gain: 200 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE (VERY HIGH near Blowhole)

Challenges: Sharp rock and uneven footing, Dangerous surf

Sights: Tidepools, Blowhole, Heart Shaped Rock

What to Bring: Closed toed shoes, Sunscreen, Water

This short, rocky coastal trail will give you a true appreciation of the seemingly random spectacles mother nature can create. The hike starts with a beautiful coastal view...

July 5, 2019

A popular stop along the Road to Hana, Waiʻānapanapa State Park is famous for its beautiful natural scenery, particularly the famous Honokalani Black Sand Beach. But there is a lot more to this place than a quick photo op. Whether it is staring through a natural sea arch, exploring caves, feeling the power of a blowhole, meandering along a volcanic coastal trail or camping underneath the stars, Waiʻānapanapa is sure to give everyone something to enjoy if they are willin...

May 25, 2019


Time: 1.5-3 HOURS (Hiking time)

Distance: 3.8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1300 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Shadeless, All Uphill Return, Carrying Dive Gear

What to Bring: Water (>2L), Hiking Shoes, Sunscreen, Snack, Swimsuit, Towel, Snorkel Gear

Sights: Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay, Fishies, Spinner Dolphins

A hike with some historical significance, this trail takes you from up on the Big Island's southwestern cliffs down to sea level to...

May 23, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: ~1 HOUR

Distance: 0.8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 100 FEET

Foot Traffic: HIGH

Challenges: Parking, Slippery and Uneven footing, Dangerous Surf

Sights: Tidepools, Turtles

What to Bring: Shoes with good grip, Swimsuit and towel

If you find yourself in the northern part of Kaua'i, a trek to Queen's Bath is a must do. Getting to the "bath" requires a short hike from a Princeville neighborhood to the coastline, but watch your step! The hike can be a bit slippery...

September 4, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 1.5 MILES to YOGN-42

Elevation Gain: NEGLIGBLE

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Getting to trailhead, Shadeless, Some sharp rock

Sights: Shipwreck, Maui, Moloka'i

What to Bring: 4WD Vehicle, Water, Sunscreen, Closed Toed Shoes, Swimsuit and Towel

This coastal walk on the northern coast of Lana'i offers history, beauty, and seclusion all in one short hike. You will need a 4WD to reach this hike, following the bumpy dirt road that stems...

September 3, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 1-1.5 HOURS

Distance: 2 MILES

Elevation Gain: NEGLIGIBLE

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Uneven footing and sharp rock

Sights: Blowholes, Kaho'olawe, Pu'u Pehe

What to Bring: Closed toed shoes, Water

A short coastal trail located on the southern part of Lana'i, this easy hike is a great way to get the blood flowing while taking in a little bit of history. As you walk along this rocky trail you will pass what remains of this old fishing village, includin...

September 2, 2018

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: <1 HOUR

Distance: ~1 MILE

Elevation Gain: 50 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Some uneven footing

Sights: Sweetheart Rock, Hulopo'e Beach, Maui, Kaho'olawe

What to Bring: Nothing necessary

The iconic landmark of Lana'i, Pu'u Pehe AKA "Sweetheart Rock" is a short little hike with absolutely stunning views. It's a quick stroll from Hulopo'e Beach and the Four Seasons Hotel, doable in even slippers. The views of the Lana'i coast, Maui, and Kaho'ol...

June 30, 2017


Time: 3-4 HOURS

Distance: 4 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1100 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Exposed Ridge, Some Rock Scrambling, Slightly Narrow Ridges, Overgrown w/Cacti, Closed

Sights: Makapu'u, Koko Crater, Waimanalo, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Makapu'u Puka, Kamehame Stairs

What to Bring: Sunscreen, Water, Snack

An incredibly scenic hike along the Ko'olau Mountain Range above the town of Waimanalo. This hike gives you spectacular views of the ocean and the i...

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