No Worries... There are so many wonderful beach hikes and mountain treks on the big Island, I have often pondered just walking the entire Island like the old ohana (family) did. From mars like volcano walks to lush waterfalls, beachcombing to sun tanning, East Hawaii has it all.
Take a Lava Walk on the Kupapa`u bench! Please be careful, and go prepared for a moderate hike. Clothes, water, snacks and thick comfortable shoes are suggested. Please visit the following links to familiarize yourself with safety, and current conditions.
Current Lava Walk Updates!
|Akaka Falls - Just north of Hilo, visit twin 400 ft. Hawaiian Waterfalls. Walk through a vibrant rainforest and experience the dramatic waterfalls. This lovely nature hike will lead you past two dramatic falls.|
| ||Pololu Valley - The nothern tip of the Kohala Coast curves to the dramatic Pololu Valley Lookout. A short hike takes you to the bottom of the forested valley where the black sand beach meets the crashing ocean waves.|
| ||Petroglyphs - Ancient Hawaiian lava rock carvings can be found in several locations on the Big Island. The largest concentration of these rare pictographs can be found on the Big Island. Two prolific petroglyph fields are a short hike away at the Hilton Waikoloa, and at the Volcanoes National Park. |
| ||Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - One of the most magnificent National Parks in the country, this park boasts the world's longest continually erupting volcano. Hikes for all ages and abilities take you through all the climate zones that the Big Island has to offer. |
|Mauna Kea - At 13,700 feet this is the highest peak on the Hawaiian Islands. Frequently snow capped in the winter, the world's most important observatories reside here. Enjoy the spectacular views and splendid star-gazing. |
|Waipio Valley - The rugged Hamakua Coast winds its way up to the steep and secluded Waipio Valley. From the Waipio Lookout, you can look into the scenic valley and see the black sand beach at the coast. There is a hiking / 4x4 trail that leads to the bottom of the valley and beyond.|
If you want more info on places to go, just ask!