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Red and orange rocks of the Grand Canyon from the South Kaibab Trail
Arizona Hiking

Day Hiking South Kaibab Trail to Bright Angel: The Best Hike in the Grand Canyon

Hiking South Kaibab Trail to Bright Angel is one of my favorite hikes to date, and honestly, one I can’t wait to do again. It’s one thing to visit the Grand Canyon and take in its grandeur from the top. It’s entirely a different experience to hike to the base of the canyon and fully …

A panoramic view of the teal blue ocean lining the road on the westside of O'ahu
Hawai'i Hiking

4 Can’t-Miss Pillbox Hikes on O’ahu

Thanks to their short distances, panoramic views, and level of accessibility, the pillbox hikes on O’ahu are popular among both locals and visitors. There are four main pillbox hikes on O’ahu: Lanikai Pillbox, Maili Pillbox, Ehukai Pillbox, and Pu’u Ma’eli’eli Pillbox. These trails are not as adventurous as more challenging routes such as Moanalua Valley …

A girl sitting at the top of Ehukai Pillbox on O'ahu
Hawai'i Hiking

Ehukai Pillbox Hike: Best Trail on O’ahu’s North Shore

While the Ehukai Pillbox hike does not receive near the attention of other more iconic hikes on O’ahu, it is hands down the best hike on the north shore. The north shore attracts visitors and locals alike with its laid-back vibe, white sand beaches, and world-renowned surf breaks, but that’s not to say adventurers looking …

Blue teal ocean and green coast line with mountains in the distance
Hawai'i Hiking

Pu’u Ma’eli’eli Trail: Easy Pillbox Hike Near Kaneohe Bay, Oahu

Pu’u Ma’eli’eli Trail is a short and easy hike located on the east side of O’ahu. The trail is more commonly known as the “Kaneohe Pillbox” and is one of the four popular pillbox hikes on O’ahu. The structures known as pillboxes were originally constructed around the island for military purposes. Some structures were used …

Blue teal ocean and jagged green mountain in the distance
Activities Hawai'i Hiking

Chinaman’s Hat, O’ahu: Guide to Kayaking and Hiking the Islet

One of the most iconic sights to see when driving around O’ahu is the nearby offshore islet, Mokoli’i Island. Mokoli’i Island is more commonly referred to as “Chinaman’s Hat,” due to its shape resemblance to a traditional Chinese hat. The islet sits directly offshore from Kualoa Regional Beach Park and can be easily accessed via …

Sprawling views of green mountain tops and blue skies from the summit of Mt. Olympus on O'ahu
Hawai'i Hiking

Wa’ahila Ridge Trail to Mt. Olympus: Epic Ridge Hike Near Waikiki

Wa’ahila Ridge Trail to Mount Olympus was the first hike Cole and I did after moving to O’ahu. Talk about setting the bar high. The trail is adventurous, challenging, and worth every step it takes to reach the view awaiting you at the top. Wa’ahila Ridge Trail to Mt. Olympus is an epic ridge hike, …

Lush green jungle foliage on Ka'au Crater Trail
Hawai'i Hiking

Ka’au Crater Trail: A Guide to Hiking the Best Trail on O’ahu

Ka’au Crater Trail is hands down the best hike on O’ahu. Period. The trail has everything you could want in a Hawai’i hike: waterfalls, ridges, rivers, rope climbs, 360° views, and tropical foliage so green you’ll have to blink twice. The climb to the top of Ka’au Crater is physically demanding, thrilling, technical, mentally exhausting, …