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Hike and Bike in Oahu

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, there’s no better way to experience the natural wonder of Hawaii than on a hike or a bike ride. There are many beautiful places to hike and bike throughout Oahu, designed for varying levels of skill. Take the family, head out on your own, or go with a buddy: wherever you choose to go, you’re sure to take in some pretty breath taking sights along the way.

Eco Adventure Tour

Have you ever hiked through lush rainforest amidst majestic waterfalls? Well, you’re in for a treat as part of Hoku Hawaii Tours’ Oahu Eco Adventure Tour. You get picked up at your hotel in Waikiki by your tour guide who will take you on an unforgettable adventure. Be sure to bring good sneakers and sandals – you’ll need those sandals when you go for your waterfall swim! Get far away from the tourist traps by checking out the Hawaiian Botanical Garden, Waimea Valley, North Shore Oahu Surf Beaches, La’ie Point & Pali Lookout, Byodo-In Temple, and Halona Blowhole Lookout. You even get lunch at the Proud Peacock to recharge your batteries.

Tropical Bike Rides

Rent a bike and head to Oahu’s Puu Ohia rainforest where you’ll find a paved road nestled within this paradise. It will take you on a five-mile bike ride, mostly downhill, showing you views of tropical rainforest, native bird and wildlife species, and countless geographic features to behold. You can also hike in the Puu Ohia rainforest, as there is a marked trail you can take. Just be sure to bring plenty of bottled water. As with any hike, it’s a good idea to pair up with a friend, or at least tell someone where you’re going.

Waimea Valley

Located on the scenic North Shore, you can’t miss a hike in Waimea Valley. Along the marked trails, you’ll find awesome views, exotic plants, native birds, babbling brooks, and of course the stunning Waimea Waterfall.

Hawaii Nature Center

In Honolulu, head to Makiki and for a one-of-a-kind tropical forest hike at the Hawaii Nature Center. Here, you’ll learn all about tropical plant life in Oahu as you enjoy this moderate trail fun for the whole family.

Diamond Head

This is one of the island’s most famous landmarks up and down Leahi. It doesn’t take long to get there from Waikiki, and you’re treated to a moderate trail with stairs for stability. There are some dark tunnels and bunkers to make the experience more interesting, but once you get to the panoramic views of the Pacific, you’ll find the crowning achievement of this hike.

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

Situated at the eastern end of Oahu is the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail featuring some of the best views you’ll ever see of the Pacific. It was built in 1909 and perches on a 600-foot sea cliff overlooking Makapuu Beach.

Ka’ena Point

At the northwestern tip of Oahu, you’ll find an invigorating 12-mile round-trip biking trail that brings you on a long, cross-country-like ride.

Hiking and biking are great ways to explore the beauty of Oahu. Plan your trip now!