What we're about

Explore Hawai'i, enjoy the tropical ambiance and get a fitness experience! We organize hikes for all skill levels. You should join if you enjoy hiking, the outdoors and meeting new people. It's a good idea to go hiking with a group, as hiking on Oahu can be dangerous.

The Mission of The Hawai'i Hiking Group is to safely introduce members and guests to the beauty and fun of the hiking and outdoor fitness experience in Hawai'i.

For safety reasons, we require each member to use a recognizable portrait of themselves for their profile photo. Please visit this page for more guidance: Profile Photo Guidelines (https://www.meetup.com/HawaiiHiking/pages/20175884/Profiles/).

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 groups that do this maintenance through our dues. Dues are only $12 a year! Your dues go 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 more hikes on Oahu than any other hiking organization. We generally hike as a group and try our best to make sure members do not get left behind on our hikes.

Enjoy!

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Upcoming events (5)

Laulaupoe

End of Hao St

From the back of back of Niu Valley (Laulaupoe Gulch) we will climb a steep spur ridge to access the Wiliwilinui Trail just a mile from the summit. After the climb to the summit, we head .4 miles east along the Ko'olau Summit Ridge Trail (KSRT) to the Wailupe Ridge which we descend back to Niu Valley where we started. Skill Level: ADVANCED Due to some steep drop offs which may unnerve those unaccustomed to the KSRT, this hike is not recommended for beginners and those afraid of heights. Type: Valley to ungraded ridges, loop hike Length: 5.5 miles Duration: About 5 hours Elevation gain: 2,247 ft Location: above Wai'alae Iki / Niu Valley Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult with 2,200+ ft ascent. Some steep parts with and without ropes. Dangers: Slippery conditions, narrow summit trail, exhaustion, dehydration, bushy overgrown KSRT. Recommendations: 3L of water, gloves, microspikes (store.hawaiihikinggroup.us), long pants, hat, sunblock, bug repellant. Disclaimer: If you join us for a hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. Read the full disclaimer here (https://www.meetup.com/HawaiiHiking/pages/20845334/Group_Legal_Disclaimer/).

True Ulumawao

Na Pohaku o Hauwahine

Unlike the Ulumawao ridge hike we did in December, this more challenging hike reaches the true summit of Pu'u Ulumawao at 995 ft overlooking Olomana, the Pali, Kaneohe, and the Ko'olaus. Ability Level: INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED Location: Kailua Type: out and back Length: 2.5 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Sun / Shade Ratio: 40 / 60 Ascent: 850 ft Difficulty: Steep uphill, could be slippery coming down without spikes. Dangers: Slippery conditions, dangerous drop off near summit ... avoid the edge. Recommendations: gloves, shoes with good grip, microspikes 1-2 liters of water. Disclaimer: If you join us for a hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. Read the full disclaimer here (https://www.meetup.com/HawaiiHiking/pages/20845334/Group_Legal_Disclaimer/).

Red Hill Ridge

Moanalua Valley Park

TBA

Ungraded Nu'uanu Ridge Trails

Judd Trail

TBA

Past events (623)

Hahaʻione Pyramid Rock Loop

Hahaione Trail

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