Whether you are an experienced or novice hiker, you will benefit from the information in this guide. The author describes in detail 50 trails that will take you to O'ahu's lush valleys, spectacular waterfalls, and windswept ridges. Although several trails included in the previous edition have been reclassified here as "closed" because of restricted access or hazardous conditions, six new hikes have been added to this revised, updated edition. Included for each hike are directions for reaching the trailhead, a detailed route description, and information on the length of the hike, degree of difficulty, and trail conditions. The notes section has been expanded to help readers readily identify geological features, historical points of interest, and commonly encountered plants and birds while on the trail. An appendix includes brief descriptions of 37 additional hikes that are currently closed to the public.View the latest updates
A Latitude 20 Book
"The strength of Ball's guides has always been his clear, detailed route descriptions. For example, when he says you'll encounter a grove of 'ohia trees three miles into a hike, you do." --Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Author: Ball Jr., Stuart M.;Stuart M. Ball, Jr.,
has been hiking in Hawai'i for more than twenty years. He is a hike leader for the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club and is the author of The Backpackers Guide to Hawai'i
(UH Press, 1996) and The Hikers Guide to the Hawaiian Islands
(UH Press, 2000).