Hawaii attracts millions of tourists from all over the world, thanks to its beautiful scenery, gorgeous volcanic landscapes, and epic vistas that are great for hiking. Considered as a true heaven for the adventure lovers, Hawaii offers a magical treat to its visitors - a tour from its volcanic landscape to mountains covered with snow cones.
1. The Kalalau Trail
The Kalalau Trail is considered as one of the most famous hiking trails in Hawaii. This trail offers a 22 miles long round trip rounding the spectacular views of the Na Pali Coast.
This trail is unique in the sense that the only way to access Kalalau Beach is by land. But at the end of the trail, you will be welcomed by turquoise blue waters and pristine white sand.
2. Kaena Point
According to Hawaiian folklore, the western-most tip of Oahu is said to be the place where souls go after death to leap into the otherworld.
To access the beach, you can go to either the northern or southern sides. An easy 3-mile walk will lead you to the lighthouse, welcoming you to a serene and peaceful beach that occasionally turns into a haven for sneaky monk seals.
After the hike, you can treat yourself to a healthy soup or yummy pork at Konos, an award-winning restaurant in Oahu.
3. The Diamond Head Trail
Named after Hawaii's most famous landmark, Diamond Head, this trail covers a massive chunk of volcanic rock that spans a whopping 450 acres.
Even though it is not the easiest of hikes as it takes 2 miles of incredibly steep and strenuous climb, it still offers one of the most spectacular views of the Hawaiian coast.
4. The Koko Crater Trail
This Oahu trail is uphill trails composed of a set of 1000 steep stairs - totally not for the faint-hearted and more ideal for the pretty fit crowd. It will take from half an hour to an hour to reach the top, depending on the pace of the hiker.
This trail is considered as one of the best hikes in Hawaii as it offers well-deserved panoramic views of Diamond Head and the lava rocked beaches below.
5. The Manoa Falls Trail
The Manoa Falls Trail is a popular, relatively easy hike that leads to Manoa Falls. It offers an out-of-this-world scenery, surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and a variety of birds and other wildlife.
Runner-Up: Stairway to Heaven or Haiku Stairs
Even though it is now close to the public, the Stairway to Heaven, also known as the Haiku Stairs on Oahu, Hawaii, is possibly the greatest attraction of the entire Oahu Island.
3,922 stairs leading up the imposing mountain range at a vertical incline, with only a hand-rail to catch you, is no joke. The stairs were open to the public until 1984, when they were closed for safety reasons.
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