The Big Island has some great hikes for all levels and ages. Introduce your kids to nature and history on the Big Island. You can wander on beautiful coastal trails, hike up a cinder cone for a great view, or explore an old Hawaiian village. There are some great educational hikes at historic sites.
The Big Island features numerous climate zones – from arid to rainforest, tropical to sub-alpine – so you can explore very different ecosystems and terrain on your vacation. Here you can hike through the rainforest, arid grasslands and lava fields, and high up on Mauna Kea.
Adventure-seekers and more experienced hikers can find moderate and high-impact hiking trails on the Big Island. Hike a steep coastal valley trail, a cinder cone with sweeping views, or rugged trails over lava fields and dramatic sea cliffs. Find a secluded beach at the end of a coastal trail.
Leave No Trace
As with any family adventure we suggest planning ahead and being prepared. The diverse climates of The Big Island create the possibility of many types of weather at any given time, so think ahead! We suggest a light rain jacket, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and staying well hydrated. We also hope that you will help keep Hawaii beautiful by leaving no trace, please be responsible for your waste, respectful of wildlife and considerate of others.