Hiking on Oahu
Waikiki and the North Shore get most of the attention on the island of Oahu and for good reason. Oahu is the surfing capital of the world and has something to offer for every skill level, but I would say that hiking on the island of Oahu is one its best kept secrets!
One of my favorite hikes in the island is the Lanipo Trail. It is a a strenuous 7.5 mile (12km) hike that can take between 4-6hrs depending on conditions (I would not recommend doing this hike when its wet), but the scenery and experience offered by this hike is far worth the effort!
The hike along the Mauna Lani Heights ridge, above Kaimuki, offers breathtaking views of the island and Honolulu. The terrain is diverse and at times you are hiking on steep boulders and at other times navigating through thick jungle. There is one section of the trail that carves through tall bamboo that clank together when the wind blows like a natural wind chime. And you will not be disappointed with the summit and the sense of accomplishment that will feel when you get there!