Though the most urbanized of the Hawaiian Islands, Oʻahu’s many hiking trails do not disappoint. Some of the island’s most stunning views, waterfalls, and tropical plants can be seen with just a short trek. Here are some of Oʻahu’s shortest hikes that are worth the rewards.
Starting from the Turtle Bay Resort parking lot, this 2.5-mile walk follows the pristine shoreline and finishes at the northern-most point on Oʻahu, Kahuku Point. The trail is completely flat and kid-friendly, with many places to take a swim, lie on a secluded beach, view native birds nesting in the sand dunes, go tide pooling, or watch Hawaiian monk seals. It’s possible to connect to other trails or head west instead of east from Turtle Bay Resort for an extended adventure.
This easy 1.5-mile out-and-back trail takes hikers to the base of Manoa Valley and is suitable for all skill levels. The path winds through the lush Hawaiian rainforest, ending with a close-up of Manoa Falls.
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