As an Oahu local, I know there are so many things to do on Oahu, Hawaii, especially considering its less than 600 square miles. From beaches to hikes to festivals to restaurants, Oahu really does have it all.
The hikes on Oahu are easily some of the most stunning in the world. From picture-perfect views to stunning waterfalls, Oahu’s got it all. Here are 15 of the best hikes on Oahu.
Out of the dozens of Oahu hikes, there are only a few that have fantastic sunrises. Here are six of the best Oahu sunrise hikes.
The Lanikai pillbox hike is easily one of the most famous hikes on Oahu (after Stairway to Heaven, Koko Head, and Diamond Head).If you’re new to hiking, this could be a good way to motivate yourself to do a slightly more challenging hike. If you’re basically a pro hiker, this little trail will have a super rewarding view for the little bit of effort you’ll have to put in. Either way, here are some basics to help you with the Lanikai pillbox hike.
Huge waves and surfers. That’s what the North Shore, Oahu is known for across the world. However, there is so much more to do and see than surf and watch surf competitions (although both of those can be pretty fun). To help you find some other activities to go on the North Shore, here is the ultimate guide to the North Shore, Oahu.
The small island known as Chinaman’s Hat has tons of adventurous activities. For some reason though, this little gem manages to swoop under the radar of locals and tourists alike. Continue reading “The Adventures of Chinaman’s Hat, Oahu, Hawaii”
On Oahu, we don’t have the pull-up-and-take-a-picture waterfalls that many of the other Hawaiian Islands do. No, you have to go on a bit of a hike to reach any of our waterfalls on the island. That said, the Oahu waterfall hikes are definitely worth a little bit of extra exercise.
Oahu, Hawaii has got tons of gorgeous hikes – some with waterfalls, some with a little bit of history, some that are a straight up work out, and some with stunning views. Oahu’s Ehukai pillbox hike definitely falls under the “stunning views” category, and it should not missed.
I’ve been missing my hiking days back home just a little bit, so I’ve decided to write this blog post about one of my favorite waterfall hikes back home on Oahu: Likeke Falls.
This is probably one of my favorite hikes because the effort-to-payoff ratio is pretty good. You hike (or walk slightly uphill) for a solid twenty minutes, and there is a nice-sized waterfall there for you. No, it’s not the skyscraper-tall Manoa Falls waterfall, but it’s not the lame Waimea Falls that all of the tourists are told to go see. Likeke Falls is a nice balance, and that makes it a great hike for kids! Almost every time I’ve gone, I’ve seen a few kids there, playing in the little pools beneath the waterfall.
Monday morning, I woke up to a bunch of texts and phone calls from some friends telling me that they were going to hike Manoa Falls that morning. I’d wanted to go on a hike the entire summer, but it just hadn’t happened. But that day, it was going to happen.