Hikes on Big Island, Kauai and Maui

This page is a growing list of hikes on Hawaii’s Big Island, Kauai and Maui. Plans are in place to cover Molokai and Lanai in the future. You can also check out a comprehensive list of the Best Hikes on Oahu.

DISCLAIMER: If you attempt these hikes you are doing so at your own risk. Hiking can be dangerous and has many potential hazards. It is up to each individual to know their limits, abilities and level of expertise before attempting any outdoor activity (full disclaimer).

Hikes on the Big Island of Hawaii

A Day at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Type: Volcano
  • Length: 3-4 mi
  • Time: 2-3 hrs

If you have just one day to see Volcanoes National Park, here are some highlights that are not to be missed. This place is special. Big Island, Hawaii.

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Big Island

Lava Hike on Hawaii’s Big Island

  • Type: Volcano
  • Length: Variable
  • Time: Variable

A hike on the famous lava fields to see flowing lava in Kalapana. If you are lucky, you’ll be able to see lava flowing into the ocean. Big Island, Hawaii.

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Big Island

Hikes on Kauai

End of the Awa'awapuhi Trail

Awa’awapuhi Trail

  • Type: Ridge
  • Length: 6-7 mi
  • Time: 4-5 hrs

A six mile (round trip) hike to a vista above two valleys along the Na Pali Coast. Kauai, Hawaii.

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Kauai
Near the end of the Kalalau Trail

The Kalalau Trail

  • Type:
  • Length: 13-14
  • Time: 8-9 hrsSwitchbacks

The backpacking trail that leads you to one of the finest camping destination in all of Hawaii. Kauai, Hawaii.

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Kauai

Hikes on Maui

Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls

  • Type: Waterfall
  • Length: 3-4 mi
  • Time: 2-3 hrs

See a majestic banyan tree, stroll through a bamboo forest and arrive at a 400 ft waterfall. Another dream hike for photographers. Maui, Hawaii.

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Maui