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Hawaii Backpacking Trails

Haleakala National Park: Halemau’u Trail

Take a crash course in vulcanology as you hike into a giant dormant volcano on this exotic 5.3-mile out-and-back on the island of Maui.

Haleakala National Park: Sliding Sands Trail

This 9.2-mile dayhike drops into the muzzle of the world’s largest dormant volcano.

Kauai, HI: Wailua River Paddle

Paddle 7 miles up the Wailua River to secret waterfalls, hidden swimming holes, and one of Kauai’s best rope swings.

Kauai, HI: Na Pali Coast via Kalalau Trail

Explore Kauai’s lush jungle, cool off in waterfalls, and pick wild mangoes on the Kalalau Trail.

Kauai, HI: Waimea Canyon

Explore Hawaii’s own Grand Canyon on this 2-mile out-and-back that travels into the depths of Waimea Canyon and passes postcard views at nearly every turn.

Haleakala National Park, HI: Ka Lu’u o ka ‘O’o Cinder Cone

This 5.5-miler descends into the Haleakala Crater, circles the Ka Lu’u o ka ‘O’o cinder cone, and showcases views of volcanic landscapes.

Makena, HI: LaPerouse Bay and Hoapili Trail

Hike across Maui’s most recent lava flow around a gorgeous turquoise bay frequented by spinner dolphins. Bring your snorkel gear for a refreshing dip post-hike.

Haleakala National Park, HI: Pipiwai Trail

This 3.6-mile route in Haleakala National Park leads through bamboo forests to a 400-foot spring-fed waterfall in a sheer-walled lava amphitheater.

Wai’anapanapa State Park, HI: Shoreline Trail

This coastside trail in Wai’anapanapa State Park packs so many photo-worthy views into its two miles that it can easily occupy half a day. Bonus: Take a post-hike dip in a freshwater cave.

Kapalua, HI: Nakalele Blowhole

This short hike leads to one of Maui’s more spectacular blowholes, and to an alien-looking rocky landscape tortured by the relentless wind and surf of the north coast.

Trails in Paradise: Hawaii

Find paradise and solitude on this sampler of the Hawaiian islands, including Kauai’s iconic Na Pali Coast, trips in Haleakala National Park and ideal dayhikes near Maui.

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Kauai, HI: Wailua River Paddle

Paddle 7 miles up the Wailua River to secret waterfalls, hidden swimming holes, and one of Kauai’s best rope swings.

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Waimea Canyon
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Kauai, HI: Waimea Canyon

Explore Hawaii’s own Grand Canyon on this 2-mile out-and-back that travels into the depths of Waimea Canyon and passes postcard views at nearly every turn.

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LaPerouse Bay
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Makena, HI: LaPerouse Bay and Hoapili Trail

Hike across Maui’s most recent lava flow around a gorgeous turquoise bay frequented by spinner dolphins. Bring your snorkel gear for a refreshing dip post-hike.

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Wai’anapanapa State Park, HI: Shoreline Trail

This coastside trail in Wai’anapanapa State Park packs so many photo-worthy views into its two miles that it can easily occupy half a day. Bonus: Take a post-hike dip in a freshwater cave.

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Kapalua, HI: Nakalele Blowhole

This short hike leads to one of Maui’s more spectacular blowholes, and to an alien-looking rocky landscape tortured by the relentless wind and surf of the north coast.

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Trails in Paradise: Hawaii

Find paradise and solitude on this sampler of the Hawaiian islands, including Kauai’s iconic Na Pali Coast, trips in Haleakala National Park and ideal dayhikes near Maui.

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