The Best Hikes near Hilo

Windy McElroy at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Waimanu Valley, Big Island, HawaiiWaimanu ValleyBig Island, HawaiiThis only way into this lush, remote valley is an overnight hike or coastal kayak. If you're too lazy for that, take a copter tour and you'll be...Kīlauea Iki Crater, Volcano, Big Island, HawaiiKīlauea Iki CraterVolcano, Big Island, HawaiiIf you enjoy volcanic landscapes, don't miss the wonderful 3hr hike across the caldera floor (you can see part of the 4mi trail in the upper right...Kalapana, Big Island, HawaiiKalapanaBig Island, HawaiiThis is Lava..... This is stunningly beautiful and fierce. We all saw a Goddess's face Kalapana is in the Puna District. In 1986 Kalapana was...Keaau, Big Island, HawaiiKeaauBig Island, HawaiiShipman Cove Beach... 2.5 miles from the end of the road to the cove. Great hike through a jungle that leads to a beach covered in lava. The hike...Pololū Valley, Big Island, HawaiiPololū ValleyBig Island, Hawaii#Hike to #PoluluValley on the Big Island, #Hawaii.Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, HawaiiHawaiʻi Volcanoes National ParkBig Island, HawaiiHiking along the trail to the steam vents.Kalapana, Big Island, HawaiiKalapanaBig Island, Hawaii#NationalPark The scene at dusk as lava spills into the ocean is amazing. Well worth the 4 hour round trip hike over rough terrain with a local...Pololu Valley Lookout, Big Island, HawaiiPololu Valley LookoutBig Island, HawaiiIt's gorgeous viewing at the look out point to Pololu Valleyand even better hiking down to the black sandy beach. Take a look...Mauna Kea, Big Island, HawaiiMauna KeaBig Island, HawaiiIn Hawaiian mythology, the peaks of the islands are sacred and because Mauna Kea is the tallest it is considered the most sacred. According to the...Waipio Valley Lookout, Kukuihaele, Big Island, HawaiiWaipio Valley LookoutKukuihaele, Big Island, HawaiiBlack sand beach awaits you at the bottom of the Waipio lookout #beach #weekendgetaway island hopping!Mauna Kea, Big Island, HawaiiMauna KeaBig Island, HawaiiThe hike to Mauna Kea, the highest point of Hawaii took us past many volcanos. This trail takes about 5 hours to complete to get to the top. The...ʻAkaka Falls State Park, Big Island, HawaiiʻAkaka Falls State ParkBig Island, Hawaii$1 entrance fee if you are not local (hawaii ID) east .5 mi stroll to one of the biggest waterfalls on all islands. Legend has it the chief...Akaka Falls, Big Island, HawaiiAkaka FallsBig Island, HawaiiAkaka Falls, HI is HUGE! Too bad you can't hike down to the bottom for a little dip in the poolWaipio Valley Lookout, Big Island, HawaiiWaipio Valley LookoutBig Island, HawaiiGet 4-wheel drive and drive down the narrow two way dirt road with lots of bumps and close calls, at the second split in the road go left and drive...Pololu Valley Lookout, Big Island, HawaiiPololu Valley LookoutBig Island, HawaiiHiking down to this beach is a must-do if you ever visit the Big Island!Hawaii, the big island, Big Island, HawaiiHawaii, the big islandBig Island, HawaiiHawaii is a truly magnificent place. After hiking through the northern part of the big island we finally ended on a beautiful beach in the Waipio...Mauna Kea, Big Island, HawaiiMauna KeaBig Island, HawaiiOn top of Mauna Kea! (Pronounced maw-nah-key-yah) even more beautiful at night with the milky way :) #hikingHonolulu, Big Island, HawaiiHonoluluBig Island, Hawaii#hiking in #hawaiiHawaii volcanoes national park, Big Island, HawaiiHawaii volcanoes national parkBig Island, HawaiiKilauea Iki trail across the crater. The steam vents are hot and so are spots on the ground. The scale and size is really amazing. Feels like being...Kaluahine Falls, Big Island, HawaiiKaluahine FallsBig Island, HawaiiWe saw many beautiful plants on our hike through Waipio Valley on our way to the falls.
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