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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An All-In-One Adventure Guide For Independent Travelers, This New Edition of Oahu Trailblazer Covers All of the Island's Top Attractions, Plus the Hidden Spots That Most Visitors Miss. Explore Nature's Wonders and Wild Places, Along with Oahu's Wealth of Museums, Aquariums, Historic Sites, Outdoor Markets, And Parks. Trailblazer is With You Every Step of the Way.

114 hikes: waterfalls, botanical gardens, ancient sites, ridgetops, valleys, rain forests, and miles of beaches, plus city strolls in Honolulu, Chinatown, Waikiki, the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, and Haleiwa on the North Shore.

37 snorkeling and swimming beaches, coves, and tide pools, including hike-to specials.

More than 100 surfing spots, both longboard and shortboard, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. Find the best beginner's waves at Waikiki, White Plains, and Haleiwa or the famous breaks sought by pro surfers at Sandy Beach, Makaha, sunset, Waimea Bay, and the Banzai Pipeline.

This Second Edition of Oahu Trailblazer also Includes...

Seven maps and more than 200 photographs.

A Trailblazer Kids section for family attractions, picnic spots, swimming beaches, and easy hikes.

A Best of section that helps you pick the right activity for the right day.

Handpicked resorts and rustic accommodations, and selected restaurants.

A Resource Links section with visitor information, public agencies, campgrounds, recreational outfitters, Hawaiiana shops, and galleries.

Strategies for visiting: planning your trip, getting around, safety tips, what to pack, and where to stay.

Internet listings for current travel information and events

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780978637125
Publisher: Diamond Valley Company
Publication date: 12/28/2009
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(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


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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