Our Favorite Hikes Around Kona

Kona Landing

Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for a scenic hike in Kona, Hawaii! From breathtaking coastal trails to serene forest paths, these hikes offer a delightful mix of natural beauty and outdoor exploration. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or simply looking for a fun and low-key adventure, these trails will lead you to stunning vistas, hidden gems, and unforgettable experiences. Let's explore!

Tags: Hiking, Off the beaten path

  • Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail in Kailua-Kona, United States

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      On this 2.9mi hike, follow the ancient footpaths of the Hawaiians, passing through lava fields, pristine beaches, and culturally significant sites. This trail offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the area while providing stunning views of the ocean and rugged coastline.

  • Makuala O'oma Trail in Kailua-Kona, United States

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      Discover the hidden gem of Makula O'oma Trail, a 3.8mi moderate hike that leads you through a tropical forest and showcases stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. With its well-maintained trails and shaded pathways, it's an ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful and scenic hiking experience close to Kona.

  • Pu'u Wa'awa'a Forest Reserve in Kailua-Kona, United States

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      A 6.5-mile loop trail near Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 54 min to complete. Trek through native dryland forests, listen to the sounds of native bird species, and marvel at the breathtaking views of Kona's volcanic terrain. This trail offers a serene and peaceful escape into nature, away from the bustling city.

  • Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park in Kailua-Kona, United States

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      While Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park is home to many trails, the Ala Mauka Makai trail is one of our faves. Spanning 1.5 miles roundtrip, this trail is known for its ease and can be completed in just 30 minutes. While it attracts hikers and walkers due to its popularity, there are opportunities to relish moments of solitude, particularly during quieter periods of the day.

  • Kekaha Kai State Beach in Kailua-Kona, United States

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      Experience the epitome of coastal beauty on the Kekaha Kai State Beach hike. This trail takes you through lava fields, pristine sandy beaches, and turquoise waters, providing opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. With its scenic vistas and serene atmosphere, it's a must-visit for nature lovers and beach enthusiasts alike.