Hiking Tours on "The Big Island" of Hawaii

See All Activities See All Activities By Vendor Big Island of Hawaii hiking tours will present you with some Hawaii hiking experiences unavailable on other islands.

There are 29 tours in this category that range in price from $15.00 to $482.90.

Hiking Tours

Arguably, the Big Island of Hawaii has a more variable selection of hikes than any other Hawaiian Island.


The hiking Hawaii adventures include rainforest hikes, eco-tours, volcano tours, lava tube hikes, hikes through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, waterfall hikes, Mauna Loa summit adventures, bird watching hikes, various wildlife hiking tours and a variety of nature walks, walking tours and Sightseeing Tours of the island.



  • Perhaps the most exciting hikes are found in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here you will be immersed in the fantastic terrain, micro climates, dynamic geology and flora of Kilauea Volcano, which is unique in the entire world. Huge craters, steaming vents and molten lava (when access is feasible) are among the possibilities here on the youngest and most active of the Island's five volcanoes. Trail routes here range from an easy "sampler" to hard-core 14 mile adventures. The usual amount is 6 miles.

  • Other hikes will take you to the magnificent Waipi'o Valley. This route provides a rare opportunity to skirt the rim of the Island's most immense and best-loved valley. A historic trail takes you hiking to places where you can securely view the ocean and the valley floor well over 1000 ft below. Crucial times in Hawaii's past unfold in the scenery at your feet: imagination comes alive as your hiking guide's narration blends with the spectacular scenery to erase the bounds of time. The hiking, through rain forest and fields, over streams and waterfalls, is excellent. The setting is unmatched anywhere. A waterfall pool swim is generally a refreshing option on these Big Island of Hawaii hikes into Waipio Valley.

  • Another fabulous hiking option would be one to the many bird watching hikes available on the Big Island. From the mountain to the sea...hike the cool sub-alpine forest of Mauna Kea in the morning and slowly bird your way down to an ancient Hawaiian fishpond at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in the afternoon. Endangered native species include the Palila, Nene, Aeo, Alae Keokeo, and the endangered Honu or Green Sea Turtle.

  • No matter which type of hike, nature walk or Sightseeing Tour you arrange on the Big Island of Hawaii you will be treated to some of the very best hiking that the Hawaiian Islands have to offer. In preparation for your adventure however you should consider bringing a comfortable pair of hiking shoes and comfortable hiking clothing.

  • -Though not exactly considered a hike as such, the trips up to the summit of Mauna Kea offer views and provide an experience rivaling any that youll find on other hiking adventures. You'll learn about the geography, geology and natural history of the island on the drive up the mountain. First you'll stop to acclimate to the altitude at the Onizuka Visitors Center at 9000 ft. Guests will be served a soup and sandwich supper, and be fitted with parkas and gloves before continuing on the steep 1/2 hour drive to the top of Mauna Kea (13,796 ft). On the summit, your guide will point out the observatories as they begin to open their domes and rotate into position. There are great photo opportunities as sunset transforms the area into a beautiful spectacle. Then the tour descends to mid-mountain where using a large portable telescope you'll observe the treasures of the night sky and sip on hot chocolate.

Look for this symbol in the tour descriptions below to indicate if it is Pride of America compatible.

Hiking Tours Sorted by Specific Tour


We sell tickets to 29 items in the category Hiking Tours on "The Big Island" of Hawaii.

View the complete list below or use our Activity Finder to narrow down your options.

Displaying 29 of 29 Results

$15.00 - $33.00

On a self guided tour, drive to the spectacular Kamaee Falls waterfall. Along the way, you can view exotic palms, banana, kukui and hala trees, and wind your way through hau, hibiscus and native Hawaiian…

More Info / Buy Now

$202.90
(5 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Ascend all the way up to 13,796 feet and enjoy the sunset and a picnic dinner stop. Then descend to the 9,000 foot elevation to set up telescopes and have a star party. You will have the opportunity to…

More Info / Buy Now

$180.90

For the expert and the beginner. Come along and explore two rare habitats, the cloud mist Kipuka rain forest on Mauna Loa and the sub alpine dry forest of Pu'u La'au on Mauna Kea. Here are two…

More Info / Buy Now

$206.90

Hakalau means "Many Perches". This was named by Hawaiians long ago and it is still recognized as a critical bird habitat today. It was the first National Wildlife Refuge in the nation established primarily…

More Info / Buy Now

$168.90
(1 Review, 4 Stars)

Immerse yourself in Kohala's stunning beauty and rich history on a fun off-road adventure and relaxed trail walk. Experience dramatic views of Pololu Valley, charming foot bridges, historic taro terraces…

More Info / Buy Now

$175.90 - $197.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Witness the epic march of molten lava as it journeys from the mountains to the sea. Journey through Hawai'i island's incredible range of ecosystems and climate zones before experiencing firsthand…

More Info / Buy Now

$161.90

On the slopes of Hualalai lies the world famous Kona Coffee Belt. Nourished by afternoon showers and rich volcanic soil, this region produces some of the best coffee in the world. Travel to the source…

More Info / Buy Now

$157.90

On this tour you visit the must-see sites inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Jaggar Museum, Thurston Lava Tube and view Halemaumau Crater. Please keep in mind that due to the dynamic nature of Hawaii…

More Info / Buy Now

$197.90

Visit 4 different National Park sites, including Puuhonua o Honaunau, Hawaii Volcanoes and Puukohola Heiau. Walk through a massive private lava tube at Kula Kai caverns. Search for sea turtles at Punaluu…

More Info / Buy Now

$129.90

The rains of Hilo nurture a lush green landscape. Explore the rich heritage of Hilo and travel old Hawaii's charming back-roads and scenic byways to visit historic landmarks, beautiful waterfalls and a…

More Info / Buy Now

$402.90

We have combined Paradise Helicopters' doors off Volcanoes and Waterfalls Extreme with Hawaii Forest & Trails' Hilo Tropical Waterfalls tours. Guests experience the exhilarating 45 min. helicopter ride…

More Info / Buy Now

$180.90

Start your Hawaiian day like never before...from the top of the tallest volcano on earth. Your journey begins early in the morning while the rest of the island sleeps. After a brief stop at the Ellison…

More Info / Buy Now

$162.90 - $193.90

Your interpretive guide will share the geological processes and Hawaiian legends of the volcano on this hike to get as close as we can to molten lava. This is a strenuous hike 8-10 miles rountrip in search…

More Info / Buy Now

$209.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Visit Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, enjoy a Deli Lunch, a Vineyard and Tea orchard Tour, BBQ dinner and stay past sunset! Your tour will be fully narrated as you drive with your first stop at the world…

More Info / Buy Now

$189.00

Enjoy the Volcano and waterfalls all in one day! Fire and water, both make this island unique. On your way to Rainbow Falls and Hilo town, the site of two devastating tsunamis, you will see Mauna Loa…

More Info / Buy Now

$129.00

Visit Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, enjoy a Vineyard and Tea orchard Tour, BBQ Dinner and stay past sunset! Your tour will be fully narrated as you leave from our KapohoKine Adventures Store and drive…

More Info / Buy Now

$129.00

Get your hiking shoes on and make a day of it. Enjoy Lunch, Hiking a Vineyard and Tea orchard Tour as well as a BBQ Dinner! Complete with a certified park service guide, this Kilauea Hike 'n Glow is a…

More Info / Buy Now

$229.00

Walk in an ancient district where Hawaiians thrived, explore the lush Hamakua Coast. Leaving your Kona resort drive through the "saddle" between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes. On your first stop at…

More Info / Buy Now

$129.00

For those feeling fearless get a close as you can to the red molten lava. The Lava Expedition hikes out and back to view the most current active eruption site and still enjoy a Lunch, Vineyard and Tea…

More Info / Buy Now

$209.00

For those feeling fearless this tour gets you as close as you can to the red molten lava! The Lava Expedition hikes out and back to view the most current active eruption site and still enjoy a Lunch, Vineyard…

More Info / Buy Now

$209.00

Get your hiking shoes on and make a day of it. Enjoy Lunch, Hiking a Vineyard and Tea orchard Tour as well as a BBQ Dinner! Complete with a certified park service guide, this Kilauea Hike 'n Glow is a…

More Info / Buy Now

$179.00
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Now hiking to both the Active Lava Flow Front and the Ocean Lava Entry, with the shortest hiking distance available - just over 1 3/4 miles each way! Experience two tours in one day - visit the park first…

More Info / Buy Now

$199.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Now taking guests on a hike to see the ocean entry lava with the shortest hiking distance available - just over 1 3/4 miles each way! experience two tours in one day - visit the park first and then the…

More Info / Buy Now

$482.90

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the air and on the ground. Departing from Kona fly over the Kona coffee district and 3 volcanoes including Hualalai, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Your pilot will search…

More Info / Buy Now

$220.90
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Choose the Hilo Lava & Rainforests Adventure Doors On air adventure to see volcanic activity and waterfalls inaccessible by any other means! This air adventure showcases how the story of Hawaii is inextricably…

More Info / Buy Now

$482.90

This tour is a waterfall heli-trek departing from the Kona area where you will overfly the world-famous Kona coffee district and skirt two of Hawaii's towering volcanoes: Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Over…

More Info / Buy Now

$266.90

Choose the Lava Adventure and Waterfall Swim and learn about Hawaii's link between the elements. This helicopter and ground hike combination tour is a unique way to see and learn about this inextricable…

More Info / Buy Now

$266.90

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from the air and on ground in this combination tour. Lava and Rainforest Adventure Flight Departing from Hilo with the doors off guests will fly over 3 volcanoes…

More Info / Buy Now

$285.00

Extreme river adventure awaits you! Explore the beautiful scenery of the Big Island's Umauma River for a swim, float, rappel and hike through the valley. Enjoy the natural beauty and unique features the…

More Info / Buy Now


Hiking Tours Sorted by Company

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours

2 Activity Options

The tours offered by Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours cover the gamut between driving and hiking the areas around the live volcano; Biking through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; and tours of the beautiful Hamakua Coastline in addition to taking-in a full 7-stage Zipline course. Professional tour guides are informative and interesting. They have extensive knowledge of the Hawaiian Culture, geography, and the flora and fauna in the area.
More Info / Buy Now


  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Paradise Helicopters

5 Activity Options

Paradise Helicopters is one of the premier helicopter touring companies that services both the Big Island and Oahu. One of the biggest differences between this company and many others is the fact that they will offer you the opportunity to take a flight with the doors off. As nerve racking as that may sound, you are completely strapped in an just a secure as you would be in an enclosed helicopter. The big difference is that your view from this perspective will be absolutely amazing.
More Info / Buy Now


  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

KapohoKine Adventures

8 Activity Options

Upscale sightseeing tours of the Big Island are offered by Kapohokine Adventures. Tours range the gamut between the Kona Side and the Hilo/Volcano side of the island and the smaller sizes of tours make them very personalized. In addition Kapohokine also offers a tremendous zipline course on the Hilo side of the island with 8 separate double lines the last of which is one-half mile long.
More Info / Buy Now


  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(8 Reviews, 4.9 Stars)

Hawaii Forest and Trail

12 Activity Options

Hawaii Forest and Trail is one of the premier hiking and eco-adventure tour companies on the Big Island. They offer a variety of hiking tours which visit vastly different areas of the island and concentrate on the geology, biology, botany and history of each region. Small groups are led by naturalist guides. Their international reputation has made them a requested and popular touring option on the Big Island.
More Info / Buy Now


Botanical World

1 Activity Option

The Botanical World Ventures and Botanical Gardens is located in the beautiful jungle area of the Big Island's Hamakua Coast. Combining a rare look at some of the most amazing botanical gardens in the state with Segway tour adventures and a first class 7-line zipline course you will be able to enjoy an entire day here on the Hilo side of the island and enjoy every minute.
More Info / Buy Now


Umauma Experience

1 Activity Option

The Umauma Zipline and the other activities of this beautiful area along the Hamakua Coast that are collectively referred to as the Umauma Experience, provide one of the best ways to spend a day on the Big Island. You will be able to enjoy zip-lining, hiking, kayaking, swimming, picnics, riverside strolling and beautiful gardens in these forested areas created by the Umauma River Valley.
More Info / Buy Now




Recent Reviews


Top Activities
Customer Favorites Based on Reviews

Video Transcript

If you have an interest in doing a hike while you're coming to Hawaii, you might want to consider doing that on the Big Island of Hawaii for a number of reasons. We've got a number of different areas that you can see on the Big Island, but prominent among them is going to be hikes that take you into the volcanic area in and around Kilauea. These are amazing because you're going to be able to get really close to volcanic areas that you would certainly not be able to do anywhere else on the planet on a regularly scheduled hike. These are somewhat varied that we have. Some pick you up at your hotel. Some of you will have to meet, and that's going to be true of all the different hikes that we have, actually many different types of hikes and they're all individual in terms of how the pickup is arranged.

On these, you're actually going to be with a certified guide who's going to take you through this volcanic area and show you what is available to be seen. You're going to understand the geography, the geology of the areas. You'll understand a bit more about the climate. Particularly, as everything relates to the volcanic activity, you're going to become well versed in it. Some of these hikes are a little bit longer than others. Some shorter, depending on when you come, what time of year or when ... The volcanic activity changes daily. You never know exactly what's going on, but you will be able to be in a place where you'll be able to understand through an explanation from your guide, the geography, or geology I guess, in this case, of the area, how it all came to be.

Because there are variations of when the lava's being pumped out, sometimes it's really vigorous and active and sometimes not as much. In many cases you're going to have an opportunity to talk to your guides beforehand and discuss where the best places would be for you to go that day, make a plan, go out there and see some things. You're certainly going to see steam vents and calderas. Quite often you're actually able to get up close to the lava itself. It just kind of crawls or oozes on the ground, unlike other volcanic regions where volcanoes have this explosive nature. It's not like that here in Hawaii. It kind of creeps down the hillside and very, very incredibly beautiful colors and so on. You might get an opportunity to get really close to it. As I say, it's always different depending upon when you actually get here.

This is an amazing thing to do and it's not anything you're going to be able to do on any of the other islands. This doesn't mean that this is the only type of hike that you have, that we've got. Up here on kind of the northern reaches of the island is a place called Waipio, Waipio Valley. It's a huge valley, very tropical, very beautiful. In the olden days of the Hawaiians, this was a major population center. The Hawaiians had everything that they needed in there to live their life, waterfalls and pools and streams and lots of types of plant life that happen in there.

Then you've got the black sand beach along the ocean, plentiful fish and so on that were in the sea to be able to support the populations. In most cases, on these hikes, you're actually going to be driven down on a four wheeler, or a four by four down to the floor of the valley and then actually hike the valley back up in the waterfalls perhaps, and certainly over to the black sand beaches. You're really going to have a chance to understand what it would have been like to live in a place like that years and years ago, in the days of the Hawaiians. One of the great hikes that we have.

There's other area that we have that will take you to places where we have areas where plants are protected and so on and you really appreciate all the flora that we have in Hawaii. One of the most dynamic, spectacular hikes that we have are a couple hikes that we have that go in to do some bird watching, really back in the jungles and forests that we have on the Big Island. These are a little bit longer. They can be 10 or 11 hours. They're not particularly strenuous, but they're going to get you out into places that you're going to be able to see some of the rare and endemic birds that we have that are in these areas that are protected and so on. Those are really worthwhile hikes and very different. You're not going to be able to see much of that on any of the other islands.

One final hike, it's really not a hike, but we always kind of lump it in with hikes on the Big Island, are ... Obviously we've got big volcanoes. MaunaKea is the one over here. This is where we have all the observatories. There are many of these domes and observatories that we have that look out to see all the stars and so on. You'll be driven up there to see that, but then taken back down. This is at nighttime. These leave maybe three o'clock from your hotel, that sort of thing. Drive all the way up. You get to see the observatories and then they come down to about the 9,000 foot level and what they do is pull out a reflector telescope out of their van and set that up and then allow you to be able to look at everything that you see in the heavens, the rings around Saturn, or whatever is out there.

These people are very accomplished in being able to explain to you all the things that you'll be seeing and you will probably never be able to see things that clearly, that many stars, to view the heavens in that way. That's why they've got these observatories up there to begin with. It is one of the most incredible places on earth, and clearest places on earth to be able to see the heavens. That is something that, although it's really not a lot of hiking going on, it's one of those destinations that you would love to hike to except it's a little bit too strenuous to just set out on a hike to go up to MaunaKea. It's really that kind of outdoor activity that really gives you a sense of what's happening on the Big Island.

That's it, kind of a general overview of things you could do hiking on the big island. If you have any questions about tours or activities in Hawaii, just give us a call or check out tombarefoot.com. We're here to help.

Filter your options by clicking a link on the keyword list below.



Hiking in Hawaii is an activity that many people find pleasurable and rewarding. Not only do Hawaii hikes provide exercise, fresh air and a connection to the beautiful outdoor environment but the Hawaii hiking tours offered on the islands provide one of the most educational activities available to the island visitor.

More Info / Buy Now

Kauai is famous for its Hiking trails and they are abundant on the island. There is a Kauai hike for everyone. Some hikes are less than a mile long and others can extend miles along the coastline or into the island's interior.

More Info / Buy Now

Nature tours, hiking trips, eco-tours, walking tours, bird watching tours: these items are all among the list of activities and tours that most people don't associate with the island of Oahu.

More Info / Buy Now

Maui has more hiking trails per square miles than most National Parks. Tours are available to visit the crater floor of Haleakala which will take a full day or less strenuous tours will take you to beautiful waterfalls throughout the island.

More Info / Buy Now