Best Hikes in Oahu with Incredible Views

Oahu is known for its incredible views, and there is no better way to enjoy them than on a hike. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hiker, there’s an exciting trail waiting for you to discover.  

Here are some of the best hikes in Oahu with stunning views from locals and travel experts! So, strap on your hiking shoes and get ready to explore the magic of Oahu off the beaten path! 

Best Hikes in Oahu

Diamond Head (Le’ahi) Summit Trail

At the top are panoramic views of Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, and the Pacific Ocean. You might even see humpback whales if you’re visiting during the winter! 

The trail runs up the side of a crater (what used to be a volcano). You’ll be hiking along the old tramway track that used to carry military supplies to the base that sat on top many years ago. 

Koko Crater Tramway Trail

Olomana Trail – “Three Peaks”

Oahu is full of amazing hikes, and Olomana is one of the best!  Hiking to the first peak and back is about 3 miles and will take around 3 hours. Hiking to the other peaks is more difficult. 

Self-Guided Tours

The Ka’ena Point Trail is an excellent hike for sunset or wildlife sightings. This one is part of a wildlife sanctuary, and you can do the trail from Waianae or the North Shore (it has two different starting locations). 

Ka’ena Point Trail

Manoa Falls

When you get to the site, enjoy the beautiful falls and surroundings but don’t try to get into the shallow pool area with slippery rocks – it is not allowed. 

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