Oahu Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf from Waikiki to the North Shore

Oahu Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf from Waikiki to the North Shore

by Jerry Sprout, Janine Sprout

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Overview

Oahu Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf from Waikiki to the North Shore by Jerry Sprout, Janine Sprout

Expanded coverage of Waikiki and Honolulu, along with updates on the best trails and historic sites, make this second edition of Oahu Trailblazer the must-have guide for the adventurous and independent traveler. As usual, Jerry (writer) and Janine Sprout (designer, photographer) hit all the highlights—like Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Diamond Head, Iolani Palace, Hanauma Bay, North Shore surf sites, and the Polynesian Cultural Center—offering a wealth of photographs (about 200 black-and-white), precise driving directions and activity descriptions, and hot tips that give travelers the inside track.

But, as Trailblazer readers have come to expect, the book also shines by delivering the goods for dozens of mountain-ridge hikes and garden strolls, as well as beachcombing and all the island's best snorkeling spots. There's no doubt that this is the definitive title for visitors who want to explore places to call their own, since many of these land and sea adventures, and quirky attractions, don't find their way into other guidebooks. Like a fine piece of outdoor gear, Trailblazers are well made, thoughtfully organized, and easy to use.

Oahu Trailblazer is highly versatile, working well for visitors are looking to take scenic driving tours of major attractions and explore all the museums and parks of Honolulu and Waikiki, and also just the ticket for extreme sports nuts looking to strap on the boots and swim fins to sample the surprising wealth of Oahu's outdoor offerings.

A Trailblazer Kids section is available for families, and the Resource Links provide lots of planning information. Safety tips are throughout the book, as well as the historical and cultural backgroundthat adds meaning to a vacation. They also include visitor contact information, and handpicked accommodations and restaurants. This is an all-around guidebook. The Sprout's love and respect the islands, and it shows in their books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982991992
Publisher: Diamond Valley Company
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Oahu 8

Getting Around Oahu 12

Master Map of Oahu 13

How to Use this Book 14

Key to reading trailhead descriptions

Best of

Attractions 17

Hikes 18

Snorkeling 20

Surfing 21

What do you want to do today? An index of where you can go to do it

Trailhead Directory 22

A list of trailheads with recreational opportunities and page numbers

Trailhead Previews, Maps, and Descriptions

Honolulu Trailheads 1-21 24

Windward Pali Trailheads 22-34 94

North Shore Trailheads 35-44 136

West Side Trailheads 45-54 182

Trailblazer Kids 214

Free Advice and Opinion

Disclaimer 219

Hiking, Snorkeling, Surfing 220

Driving Around 222

Strategies for Visiting Oahu 226

Packlist 228

Knowing Oahu After Three Dates 229

Resource Links

Museums and Historic Buildings, Attractions 232

Gardens and Arboretums 233

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, Shops and Galleries 234

Hiking and Camping Permits, Clubs 235

Camping and Rustic Accommodations 236

Adventure Tours, Bike Rentals, Sport Shops 238

Visitor Information, Supplemental Maps 239

Transportation 240

Where to Stay 243

Resorts, Hotels, B&Bs

Where to Eat 246

Hawaiian Glossary 249

Index 250

Surfin'Da Web 255

About Diamond Valley Company 256

Maps

Master map of Oahu 13

Map 1, Honolulu, Trailheads 1-21 30

Downtown Honolulu 36

Waikiki 44

Map 2, Windward Pali, Trailheads 22-34 100

Map 3, North Shore, Trailheads 35-44 142

Map 4, West Side, Trailheads 45-54 188

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