Huaka’i Mauka ~ Hiking Adventures

North Shore Eco Tours / Huaka’i Mauka ~ Hiking Adventures

North Shore EcoTours offers exclusive hiking adventures on private lands above the world’s infamous big wave surfing Mecca, North Shore, O’ahu.  The Huaka’i Mauka are a series of hiking adventures that introduce guests to O’ahu’s unique natural environment and Hawaiian cultural views.  We specialize in small, guided groups and offer 3 different hiking experiences based upon level of difficulty and tour content.  All hiking adventures include awesome views, rare Native Hawaiian & Polynesian plants, untouched landscapes and a true sense of O’ahu beauty.  Leave the Waikīkī sidewalks behind and get ready to experience the “real” O’ahu.

Huaka’i Nui ~ Big Adventure

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Trail Rating: Challenging
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Length: 3.5-mile round trip
Age Requirement: 10 years
Schedule: Thursday & Saturday
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
* Hotel pick-up available

*Light Gourmet Lunch included

If lush tropical valleys and pristine mountain pools is your thing – you cannot miss this tour! Hikers will board a 4wd vehicle in Hale’iwa town and off-road 7 miles to the trailhead. High in the Ko’olau mountains is a valley of unparalleled beauty with an abundance of exquisite freshwater pools and the best mountain swimming on the island! Possibly the most delightful hike on O’ahu, this trail includes more than 10 stream crossings and an amazing array of tropical flowers and fruits. See wild tangerines, liliko’i (passion fruit), ‘ohi’a ‘ai (mountain apple), mango, hau (sea hibiscus), and much more! Enjoy the islands through Hawaiian eyes as your expert guide shares the history, language, and mo’olelo (stories) of Hawai’i and its fascinating environment. The “Nui” however, is all about the wai (water), so get your swimsuit on and strap up the hiking boots North Shore EcoTours is taking you on an adventure – Hawaiian style! Space is limited, so reserve yours today. CLICK HERE! for more details on this tour.

* Caution: As “hike ratings” are relevant to a hiker’s physical condition, please inquire first before booking if you or anyone in your party has any medical conditions that may affect his/her ability to safely negotiate a mountain trail.

Huaka’i Iki ~ Little Adventure

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Trail Rating: Intermediate
Skill Level: Novice/Intermediate
Length: 2-mile round trip
Age Requirement: 10 years
Schedule: Tuesday & Friday
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
* Hotel pick-up available

This fun little adventure has it all: scenic views, exotic plants, and refreshing mountain streams. The “Iki” starts off with a 7-mile off-road ride to the trailhead and continues with a hike through unspoiled natural beauty rarely witnessed by O’ahu visitors. Hikers will scale windswept ridges, forge freshwater streams, and trek through verdant tropical valleys. See wild bananas, guava, bamboo thickets, scented gingers, and other spectacular rainforest plants. Revel in Hawai’i’s fascinating history, culture, and ancient mythology as shared by an expert Hawaiian guide. If that’s not enough, how about a rejuvenating swim in a private mountain pool? End your hike with a light gourmet lunch and this experience will have you smiling all the way home. This is the best little trail on the island and the perfect way to truly experience O’ahu. Don’t miss out – Reserve your space today! CLICK HERE! for more details on this tour.

 

 

* Caution: As “hike ratings” are relevant to a hiker’s physical condition, please inquire first before booking if you or anyone in your party has any medical conditions that may affect his/her ability to safely negotiate a mountain trail.


ʻIkena Haleʻiwa ~ Haleʻiwa Vistas

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Trail Rating: Easy
Skill Level: Beginner
Length: 2-mile round trip
Age Requirement: 8 years
Schedule: Available upon request; 4pax minimum
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
*To book this tour, call 1 (877) 521-4453

 

Get your cameras ready as this off-road excursion and ridgeline hike combo provides awesome views of lush tropical valleys, majestic Mt . Ka’ala (O’ahu’s highest peak), and the beautiful Mokulē’ia coastline. In addition to sweeping vistas and verdant landscapes, hikers will enjoy native Koa and Ohi’a trees, delicate tropical ferns, waiawī (strawberry guava), wild orchids, and more! Your expert guide will interpret the landscape through ancient lore and fascinating Hawaiian beliefs. And to top it off, your hike will end with a light gourmet lunch at a private mountain overlook. A wonderful excursion for families and suitable for hikers of all ages, the ʻIkena Haleʻiwa is “picture perfect”! Seats are limited – Reserve yours today!
* Caution: As “hike ratings” are relevant to a hiker’s physical condition, please inquire first before booking if you or anyone in your party has any medical conditions that may affect his/her ability to safely negotiate a mountain trail.

 

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