Oahu Hiking Tours - Hiking Trails on Oahu
Oahu hiking tours take you to beautiful places on Oahu and to numerous Oahu hiking trails you would never know existed.
Hiking Oahu tours are one of the most beautiful and worthwhile adventures that the island has to offer.
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The island of Oahu is the second oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands and therefore the volcanoes are extinct. The huge amount of rainfall in portions of Oahu gives the island many carved and chiseled features along with beautiful forests, valleys and gorgeous foliage. This provides the perfect environment of hiking trails for hike trips, nature hike tours and hiking eco-tours of all varieties.
The great thing about many of these Oahu hiking tours is that most of them only require a half day. Oahu is small enough that you can get to these remote hiking areas in short order and begin enjoying your hiking adventure. Some of the most interesting hikes involve looking for some of the rare and exotic birds in Oahu's forests. These tours are short enough that many people choose to take them on multiple mornings and can even receive a hiking tour discount when they book as many as three Oahu hikes.
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Most Oahu hiking tours provide pick-up from your Waikiki hotel directly to the hiking trail or hiking trailhead.
Among the most exotic of the Oahu hiking tours and eco-tours are the bird watching tours into Oahu's lush interior.
On a hike in Oahu, experience the spectacular views, excellent photographic opportunities and information about Oahu's geology, archaeology, mythology and history.
Believe it or not, a company called Bike Hawaii offers wonderful hiking tours in combination with many of the bike trips on the island of Oahu. Bike Hawaii offers daily hiking adventures on Oahu. There are great hikes that include bike rides for the casual rider as well as the advanced cyclist who is looking forward to island-style trails and roadways. In addition to hike and bike experiences they also offer combination packages including sailing and snorkeling as well. Bike Hawaii has been operational on Oahu for decades.
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North Shore EcoTours depart from Haleiwa Town in Pinzgauer ATV Trucks that are open-air and lots of fun. Their Hawaiian Guides will give you cultural insight and authentic experiences of old Hawaii. Tours are in small groups of up to 8, they specialize in hiking and land tours showing Oahu guests exclusive trails and roads on private property.
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Certainly the most all encompassing set of hiking tours to be offered on Oahu is with the Oahu Nature Tours. Oahu Nature Tours offering various hikes of the island was founded in 1995 by Michael Walther who was student of Anthropology and Environmental Studies and later wrote a number of scientific studies about Hawaii's wildlife. His signature writing accomplishment is a book entitled "Images of Natural Hawaii" which is a pictorial guide to Hawaii's native forest birds and plants. Michael has worked in close association with many "green" organizations in an attempt to gain recognition for endangered species and other environmental projects. In this way he has worked intensively with the Hawaiian Audubon Society, the Conservation Council of Hawaii the Nature Conservancy and the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. Michael recognized early on that it was important for people to not just read about nature in Hawaii but to experience it first hand through hikes and so he created Oahu Nature Tours as a company that would take people on any one of a number of half day hikes and tours that would be affordable for everyone. His tours can be taken separately but can also be purchased at a discount with multiple tour options available. Among his more popular tours are the Diamond Head Crater Tour which just takes two and a half hours, the Tale of Two Palaces tour which travels to Queen Emma's summer palace and to the sacred Royal Mausoleum among other places, the Hidden Waterfall Hike which takes you deep into a rainforest, the Natural Highlights of Oahu tour which takes you to a lagoon wildlife sanctuary and to an ancient Hawaiian Temple, the Mountain Rainforest tour which takes you high above the area of Pearl Harbor where you'll follow a delightful forest walk among the Koa Trees and Ohia, the Valley of the Rainbows Hike which explores the beautiful Manoa Valley, the Pearl Harbor and Plantation Village tour which will show you both the sights and history to be seen at Pearl Harbor but also takes you to a plantation village so you can see the lives that were lived by those foreigners that came to Hawaii to work its sugar cane and pineapple fields and the Explore the North Shore Tour which will take you to the Byodo Temple high in the Koolau Mountains. These tours are all arranged in such a way for you to be able to experience and understand the underlying environmental concerns that face Hawaii today and in the larger picture the environmental concersn that face the world. These tours are more than simply a great way to spend your day in Oahu's great outdoors but are also an educational experience you will remember for years to come.
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Hiking in Oahu - Did you realize that there were over eighty separate hiking trails covering Oahu and some of the most interesting can be visited by our wonderful hiking companies on the island. The island once stood at a spectacular height of 10,000 ft. but is now in the three to four thousand ft range on both of its existing parallel mountain ranges called the Koolau Range and the Waianae Range. The Waianae Range is much older and much dryer. The Koolau's are perhaps a bit more interesting for a hike because of their lush and forested topography. Many of the hikes offered are short, in the couple of mile range but others can be quite challenging and require eight to ten miles of serious hiking.