Above: View from near the top of the Ma‘ili Pillbox Hike, Oahu

The Hawaiian archipelago is justly famous for its beaches and snorkeling, but the hiking is also superb. Millennia of volcanic activity have resulted in scenic mountainous landscapes home to a surprisingly wide range of ecosystems, from sunny deserts to cool rainforests. And because one is rarely far from the ocean, trails often afford magnificent views of the coast.

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Above: View from near the top of the Ma‘ili Pillbox Hike, Oahu

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