Hiking on Oahu offers residents and visitors alike many opportunities to experience our unique natural environment.
Isolated by thousands of miles of ocean from large continental land masses, Hawaiian native flora and fauna evolved into highly specialized species. Many of these plants and animals exist nowhere else in the United States or the world.
Known throughout the world of a wide variety of ecosystems, O'ahu trails can take you deep into valleys, away on scenic contours, and high up on windswept ridges.
Information about O'ahu trails is available from the State of Hawaii, Division of Forestry and Wildlife. They provide maps and descriptions to many of the popular trails under their jurisdiction. Maps can be obtained from them in person, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Kalanimoku Building at 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325; or call 587-0058.
Nothing beats a good guidebook. There are several Oahu trail guidebooks available at most island outdoor shops and bookstores.
Group hikes open to the public are sponsored on most weekend days by the--