Explore Hawai'i, enjoy the tropical ambiance and get a fitness experience! Easy access to hiking and backpacking on the islands and beyond. Hikes for all skill levels. You should join if you enjoy hiking, backpacking, the outdoors and meeting new people. It's a good idea to go hiking with a group, as hiking on Oahu can be dangerous.
My name is Bob, I have organized and led about 400 hikes. Its my pleasure to share this Tropical Adventure with you.
The Mission of The Hawaii Hiking Group is to safely introduce people to the beauty and fun of the hiking and outdoors fitness experience in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Because of the danger inherent in hiking in wet, slippery trails, we do not allow dogs on hikes. See the specific dog policy here: http://www.meetup.com/HikingHawaii/about/
On Oahu, we all benefit through the wealth of open-access trails.
Each time we adventure outside we recognize the trail system was put in place by volunteers and needs maintenance. We will help sponsor maintenance through our dues.
Dues are $12 a year. The budget goes to maintain the trail system, to purchase safety gear for the hike leaders, and to pay the costs of meetup.com. It's a good deal because we do a lot of hikes. We hike as a group, make sure members do not get left behind on our hikes. Please advise the group leader if you are a beginner or first timer.
*This group was founded by Bob Cosmos and is dedicated to Jackie Michon, a beautiful soul, who introduced me to hiking. Jackie, you are the reason we share the beauty of this world today. Smile!