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.

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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.