Hawaii Trails

Ke'e Beach

Take in rugged cliffs and roaring sea at Hawaii's Ke'e Beach.

Hawaii, known for its spectacular volcanic landscape and ocean cliffs, is made up of eight main islands and many smaller islands and islets. Tall cliffs and lava rocks protrude from the water along much of the shoreline, and most of the beaches feature white sand. 

Hawaii has a wide range of elevations and microclimates that make its geography incredibly diverse. Visitors get to explore beaches, rainforests, volcanic deserts and even alpine environments.

On the island of Maui, you’ll find Haleakala National Park, a park that supports native island ecosystems and wildlife in a volcanic landscape.

The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking Hawaii.