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Here’s the Best Hikes on O’ahu

Best known for Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach, and big wave surfing, O’ahu also features outstanding hikes, many a short distance from Honolulu. The upside: This island makes it easy to experience tropical splendor, with or without a car. These itineraries explore fascinating World War II monuments, tropical rain forests, and exposed mountain ridges, providing an introduction to the island’s natural beauty that’s as accessible as it is gorgeous.

Our Top Hike on O’ahu: Diamond Head:

1.8 miles roundtrip
899 feet elevation gain
Out and Back
The popular Diamond Head Summit Trail climbs the iconic headland (Le’ahi in Hawaiian) that dominates the Honolulu skyline. The trail was built in 1908 to service the military installations at the summit, a critical part of O’ahu’s coastal defense system. The trail gains 452 feet as it zig-zags its way to the summit, climbing steep stairs and passing through a lighted 225-foot tunnel (irresistible to kids). Read more…

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