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State Parks – Island of O'ahu- Hawaii

Discover here in this post the main State Parks – Island of O'ahu- Hawaii. With tips on how to enjoy your itinerary, camp and access! Let's go?!

The Island of O'ahu is one of the islands of Hawaii, and this is where thestate capital, Honolulu.

On this island, in addition to the State Parks, there is a lot of tourism to be explored. Highlights include historic Chinatown and the Punchbowl, a crater-turned-cemetery.

Already in a more historic landmark, west of Honolulu, the city of Pearl Harbor is the site of the attack during World War II (1941), with the USS Arizona Memorial.

USS Arizona Memorial

State Parks – Island of O'ahu- Hawaii

Below are tips on the most visited parks that you need to put on your itinerary.

Remembering that there are 20 parks in total and that not all of them are camping, but almost all of them have historical landmarks that are part of the country's culture.

Ahupua'a'O Kahana State Park

State Parks - Island of O'ahu - Hawaii

Located approximately 41 kilometers from the capital, it has different characteristics from most other parks.

considered a "live park“, as there are 31 families who share and experience Hawaiian values and styles.

If you want to know about Hawaiian culture, without a doubt it is a great park. Having access to the religious temple: heiau; fishing sanctuary: ko'a; fish tanks; plus two trails.

The Kapa'ele'ele Ko'a and Keaniani Lookout Trail is approximately 1 mile long and takes about an hour, with stunning views of Kahana Bay.

Nakoa Trail is a longer trail, with about 8 km and lasts around 2 hours. In it you will meet numerous species of trees, you will be able to pick fruits and dazzle the beautiful landscape.

There is no entry fee charged. Camping charges a fee of US$30 per night.

In addition, it is possible to camp, fish, hunt, enjoy the beach and the trails.

Diamond Head State Monument

One of the most beautiful parks on this island! It is necessary to schedule an appointment for visitation 14 days in advance.


Visitors walk along the main trail overlooking the entire beach, this trail was created as a military defense with a fire control station at the summit.

The route is fantastic with a panoramic viewpoint! Being able to follow the historical, geological and military aspects of a volcanic crater.

The hike is 1.3 kilometers of steep ascent and 560 feet of altitude. Be careful with the arrival time at the park, the last time to access the trail is at 16:00.

Diamond Heard Crater Scenic Lookout

To access the park, you must pay an entrance fee.

It is not possible to camp in the park, but you can have a nice picnic!

Kaiwi State Panoramic Coast

Take the opportunity to take another walk of approximately 1.6 km to the beautiful viewpoint above the historic Makapu'u lighthouse. Also, depending on the season you might be surprised by migrating humpback whales!

There is no entry fee charged.

Keaīwa Heiau State Recreation Area

Recreation Area is a park of approx. 155 hectares, located 19 km from Waikiki.

You will be able to hike, hike, camp, picnic, discover the forest and the historic part of the place.

The trail is approximately 7.8 km with beautiful views of Pearl Harbor (Pu'uloa) and Wai'anae Range. The average time to enjoy the route is 2:30 to 3 hours.

There is no entry fee charged.

State Parks - Island of O'ahu - Hawaii

State Parks – Island of O'ahu- Hawaii

As I said at the beginning, there are several parks and here I would only list the most visited ones, however this does not negate the beauty that the others offer!

I hope you liked the tips!

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