7 Easy Hikes on Oahu | Oahu Hikers Guide | Explore Hawaii Tours

If you love the outdoors and want to get in a quick hike during your vacation, Oahu offers an abundance of options. We'll focus on a few of the easier ones in this guide.  Down below is our list of easy to medium hikes on the island of Oahu.  


Views From The Top Of Diamond Head Hike


Diamond Head Hike-

  • Diamond Head Rd. Honolulu, HI 96816
  • 2.9km - Elevation Gain - 452 feet 
  • Monday - Sunday (6am-4:30pm)  
  • $1 USD per person
  • $5 USD Parking Per Car 

With panoramic views of Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head Beach, and Ala Moana this hike is by far one of the more recognized hikes on the island of Oahu.


Manoa Falls-

  • 3860 Manoa Rd. Honolulu, HI 96822
  • 1.5 miles -  Elevation Gain - 138 meters
  • Monday - Sunday (9am-4pm)  
  • Free Admission
  • $5USD Private Parking Per Car, Free Residential 

Manoa Falls is one of our favorite hikes to take the family, with thick tropical rainforest and bamboo covering most of the trail it’s an ideal hike to take the family if you are looking for a tropical adventure with a little bit of elevation and climbing. As you hike along the trail you may see some recognizable scenic backdrops, and rightfully so. Manoa Falls has been the backdrop for movies and shows such as, LOST, JURASSIC PARK, Hawaii 5-0 and Jamaji.

Lulumahu Falls-

  • 4459 Pali Hwy. Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 1.8 miles  
  • Monday - Sunday (6am-4:30pm)  
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking at Trail Head 

Kaiwa Ridge - Lanikai Pill Box-

  • 265 Kaelepulu Dr, Kailua, HI 96734
  • 2.9km - Elevation Gain- 649 meters
  • Monday - Sunday (6am-4:30pm)  
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking Residential

Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Lookout Trail-

  • Kalanianaole Hwy Honolulu, HI 96825
  • 4km - Elevation Gain -505 meters 
  • Monday - Sunday (7 am- 6:30 pm)  
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking at Trailhead

Waimea Valley-

  • 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa HI 96712
  • 1.9 miles - Elevation - 216 feet  
  • Monday - Sunday (9 am - 5 pm)  
  • $18 USD Adult, $12 Seniors, $8 Child 
  • $5USD Parking Per Car 

Koko crater botanical garden-

  • 7491 Kokonani St. Honolulu, HI 96825
  • 1.9 miles loop - Elevation - 337 feet
  • Monday - Sunday (Sunrise-Sunset)  
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking

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