Hiking in the Hawaiian Islands offers a diverse scenic experience! Known throughout the world for a wide variety of ecosystems, trails in Hawaii can take you to coastal dunes, shrub lands, rainforests, and high alpine deserts and of course, Volcanic terrain. The Big Island offers hiking for all of us – let us know what you have your sites on!
RainForest & DryForest Birding Adventure
Come along as we explore two rare habitats, the cloudmist kipuka rainforest on Mauna Loa and the sub-alpine dry forest of Pu‘u Lā‘au on Mauna Kea. Here are two places that represent Hawai‘i before human contact; places where plants and birds found nowhere else on earth reveal the evolutionary epic of the islands. Target species include: Nēnē, Palila, ‘Akiapōlā‘au, ‘Amakihi, ‘Apapane, Hawai‘i Creeper, ‘I‘iwi, ‘Elepaio, ‘Ōma‘o, ‘Io and Pueo. 11-12 hours roundtrip from Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters and Waikoloa Resorts. Breakfast & Lunch served. Available weekdays only. Moderate. Ages 8+
Adult: $195. + tax
Hakalau Forest NWR Birdwatching
Hakalau means “many perches.” Named by Hawaiians long ago, it is still recognized as critical bird habitat today. Once part of a large cattle ranch, it was the first National Wildlife Refuge in the country established for forest birds and it is home to some of the rarest plants and animals on earth. The Pua ‘Akala tract we access is not open to the public and is an excellent example of successful conservation practices. Target species include: ‘Ākepa, ‘Akiapōlā‘au, ‘Amakihi, ‘Apapane, Hawai‘i Creeper, ‘I‘iwi, ‘Elepaio, ‘Ōma‘o, ‘Io and Pueo.
11 hours roundtrip from Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters. Easy to Moderate. Breakfast & Lunch served. Ages 8 +
Adult: $195. + tax
Kona Coffee & Craters Adventure
Venture onto private land behind 3 locked gates to explore the upper slopes of Kona’s very own Volcano, Hualalai. This journey provides intimate, unique access to volcanic sites and Kona’s finest coffee, all within a short reach. Highlights include:
· Exclusive access onto Hualalai mountain into a native forest
· Exploration of craters, cinder cones and an inactive lava tube.
· Private Coffee estate tour and samples of 100% Kona Coffee.
6-7 hours roundtrip from Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters and Waikoloa Resorts. Easy to Moderate. Lunch Served. Ages 8 and up.
Adult: $176.+ tax Child: $149. + tax (ages 8 to 12).
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