Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail and Pillbox

Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail has to be one of O’ahu’s most commonly hiked trails. It’s easy, families can do it, parking is simple, and the views are awesome! Not only do you have Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail, you also have a few other hikes in the vicinity: Makapu’u Puka Hike Makapu’u Pillboxes Makapu’u Beach Hanauma Bay RidgeContinue reading “Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail and Pillbox”

Kuliouou Ridge Trail

Kuliouou Ridge Trail is an awesome ridge hike near Honolulu, O’ahu which features some of the best views of downtown, Hawaii Kai, and Waimanalo. Although this hike can really challenge your aerobic endurance toward the top (reminiscent of Koko Head Trail, click to get blog in new tab), it’s totally worth the views. Suck itContinue reading “Kuliouou Ridge Trail”

Ka’ena Point Trail – West Route

Ka’ena Point State Park has two routes to get there: this western route (from Waiʻanae side) and the northern route (from Mokule’ia side). To compare routes, click here for the northern route. Want some guaranteed wildlife encounters on O’ahu? Ka’ena Point is your place. Ka’ena Point State Park Hiking Ka’ena Point Trail takes you toContinue reading “Ka’ena Point Trail – West Route”

The Aiea Loop Trail

If you’re looking for an ultra chill hike that you can do with family/children/dogs and get views, this is the hike. Aiea Loop Trail will have you seemingly switching between biomes and seeing amazing ridge-like views of H3 and Honolulu without the popular rock scrambling. Also, the trail begins at a park with designated parkingContinue reading “The Aiea Loop Trail”

Hike to Mokoli’i – China Man’s Hat

We’ve all hiked mountains, beaches, canyons… but have you hiked through the ocean? O’ahu offers unique experiences where you can paddle to a few small islands nearby. But, if you time the low tide well enough, you can actually hike to one of them: Mokoli’i, also known as China Man’s Hat. From Mokoli’i, you getContinue reading “Hike to Mokoli’i – China Man’s Hat”

Ka’ena Point Trail – North Route

Ka’ena Point State Park has two routes to get there: this western route (from Waiʻanae side) and the northern route (from Mokule’ia side). To compare Ka’ena Point Trail routes, click here for the western route. Want some guaranteed wildlife encounters on O’ahu? Ka’ena Point is your place. Ka’ena Point is a wildlife sanctuary in theContinue reading “Ka’ena Point Trail – North Route”

The Crouching Lion Hike

If you ask 100 people on Oahu, “Which hike is a total classic?”, over half will mention Crouching Lion. What makes Crouching Lion Hike so awesome? It’s one of the shortest hikes with the greatest reward. Crouching Lion hike is halfway up the east side of the island in Ka’a’awa. Because it’s on the eastContinue reading “The Crouching Lion Hike”

The Makapu’u Puka Hike

Everyone knows about the Makapu’u lighthouse hike: an easy, paved path up to vista point overlooking the windward coast of the island… Awesome for whale watching in the winter… But did you know that Makapu’u also has a puka hike in the vicinity? If you’ve read the Pali Puka blog already, you know that “puka”Continue reading “The Makapu’u Puka Hike”

The Grief Cycle While Hiking Koko Head

Hawaii’s main island, O’ahu, is home to many famous hikes… but Koko Head is one of the most infamous. If you blindly agree to hike it, you soon realize that you just agreed to your own slow death. While you’re hiking Koko Head, you go through a mental breakdown that parallels the grief cycle. 1.Continue reading “The Grief Cycle While Hiking Koko Head”