Oʻahu Trails & Access

Oʻahu Trails & Access

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Oʻahu is the most populous of the main Hawaiian Islands, which makes its remote, peaceful hiking trails all the more treasured. From popular visitor hikes including Mānoa Falls Trail to longer, mountainous treks like Manana Trail, Oʻahu’s trails offer an escape from city life and an entry into the quiet, mauka areas of this special island.

If you’re preparing for a hike and looking for use and access information on a specific trail, we host that information on the mobile app Outerspatial and in your web browser at the interactive Hawaiʻi Trails portal. The Hawaiʻi Trails portal also includes information for commercial trail vendors.

An image of a valley and graphic of a mobile phone, linking to the download page for the DOFAW Outerspatial app

An image of people hiking linking to the HawaiiTrails portal
An image of a trail linking to Commercial Trail Vendors
An image of a mountain linking to info on hiking safely

Oʻahu Downloadable Maps

Plans & Projects

Oʻahu Nā Ala Hele Advisory Council

The Nā Ala Hele Advisory Councils provide advice and assistance to the department in implementing the Nā Ala Hele Program. There are seven councils: a statewide council, and island councils for the islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. Members of the advisory councils are appointed by the department chairperson and represent stakeholder groups including hikers, hunters, bikers, equestrian riders, off-highway vehicles, Hawaiian cultural representatives or practitioners, fishers, environmentalists, affected landowners, or other trail and access advocates.

Meeting documents for the Oʻahu Advisory Council are posted and archived below. Meeting documents of the other advisory councils can be found on the statewide Nā Ala Hele page or their respective island pages. For more information, contact Nā Ala Hele staff.

Oʻahu Advisory Council Meeting Documents (Click to expand)
  • 11/16/21: Oʻahu Nā Ala Hele Advisory Council [Agenda]
  • 06/18/19 Oʻahu Na Ala Hele Advisory Council [Agenda]
  • 04/16/19 Oʻahu Na Ala Hele Advisory Council [Agenda]
  • 02/19/19 Oʻahu Na Ala Hele Advisory Council [Agenda]
  • 04/24/18 Oʻahu Na Ala Hele Advisory Council [AgendaMinutes]
  • 02/20/18 Oʻahu Na Ala Hele Advisory Council [AgendaMinutes]

Oʻahu Trails

The web map below shows Oʻahu Nā Ala Hele trails, overlaid on public reserve types. Click on a trail to see basic info and find a link to that trail’s use details on the HawaiiTrails website (hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov). You can find current hazards or closure information on that site. In the map below you can also click on the public reserve area that your trail of choice goes through. If available, we have links to a webpage about that reserve. Based on the reserve type you may need certain permits, which you can learn about at our Permits & Guidelines page. If the web map below does not display properly, try opening it fullscreen.

For more information, visit the Nā Ala Hele homepage.