Fairmont Orchid Hawaii Hikes


The island of Hawaii is a hiker's paradise! Whether you're looking for a scenic hike suited for novice hikers or a more challenging hike along fields of lava, you'll find it here. 

Petroglyph Hike  
This hike, offered weekly by our Hui Holokai Beach Ambassadors, explores the largest petroglyph field on Hawaii Island. It's the largest concentration of petroglyphs in the Pacific, located within the 233-acre Puako Petroglyph Archeological District. The field has over 3,000 carvings, most of which were made thousands of years ago, including paddlers, sails, marchers, dancers and family groups as well as dogs, chickens, turtles and deity symbols. On a difficulty scale of 0-10 with 10 high, this hike is a 5 considering the distances and diverse terrain, from sidewalks and uneven ground such as walking over Kiawe tree roots, rocks and lava. Your guide will take you into the past through these magnificent messages left by our ancestors. The hike begins at the beach shack. Please check the resort guide for the weekly schedule.  

Cultural Hike  
Ranging from the ancient people's lava cave dwellings to pictorial petroglyphs (lava etchings) and sacred ahu (shrine),  our guided cultural hikes led by our Hui Holokai Beach Ambassadors lead you through inland fishponds once reserved for the alii (royalty), along oceanfront trails and more. You might even learn a Hawaiian greeting oli chant as well to take home in voice and song. Please check the resort guide for the weekly schedule.  

Pololu Valley Lookout 
Located just 20 minutes from the artsy little town of Hawi, you'll find a steep but short hike that'll take you down a lush tropical cliff to a rugged black sand beach. The trip down can be made leisurely in 30-45 minutes one way and we recommend taking a picnic basket along to enjoy while sitting on the rugged beach. Pololu is one of the most scenic valleys in the state! Don't forget to take your hiking boots and plenty of water!

Akaka Falls State Park  
Located along the northeastern Hamakua Coast, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls on one short hike. The pleasant 0.4-mile uphill hike will take you through a lush rainforest filled with wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns. As you follow the paved footpath, you'll first see 100-foot Kahuna Falls. Continue to follow the loop around the bend and you'll discover towering Akaka Falls, which plummets 442-feet into a stream-eroded gorge. Beautiful Akaka Falls is perhaps Hawai'i Island's most famous waterfall. 

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