Hawaii Hiking Resources

image Over the past few months, I’ve written about several free online hiking guides here at Go Visit Hawaii. Since those guides were scatter through the site, I thought it would be useful to consolidate all the hiking resources in one post. I plan to keep this post updated as I hear of new guides and helpful information. So, if you know of any new resources, please add them in a comment. (Note: The photo on the left was taken from a hike into the Waimea Canyon on Kauai.)

Na Ala Hele

Let’s start this list with the official state of Hawaii’s hiking trail guide, Na Ala Hele. This guide covers hikes from all the islands, including Lanai and Molokai. It gives you basic trail information such as distance, difficulty, elevation, and approximate time to allow for the hike. The web site provides directions to the trail head and an overview of what you will see. The guide also includes free basic trail maps, which is useful, but lacking in details.

Hawaii State Parks Hiking

Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources maintains Web sites with hiking guides by island:  Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island.

Kauai Explorer

The Kauai Explorer online hiking guide is awesome. The only thing they can do to improve the site is to add more hikes and I think they are working on it. In fact their web site says they are expanding statewide. This guide covers all the basics, plus has hike reviews and virtual tours of the hikes. I look forward to seeing this site expand.

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Additional Hawaii Hiking Resources

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