Oahu is an important tourist attraction place in Hawaii. As an important tourist attraction place, it has plenty of hiking and camping sites. Oahu has many spectacular hiking trails including Aiea Loop, Aihualama Trail, Ala Wai Canal, and Diamond Head. Aiea Loop begins with a ledge that is about 5 feet in height. You have to climb down the ledge to continue the journey. Along the Aiea Loop trail, you will find a few streams. It is advised that you don’t drink the water from the stream because animals may have urinated in it and cause contamination.
Aihualama Trail is situated near to the Manoa Falls Trail. Hikers will be able to explore a variety of landscapes when traveling on the trail. The most prominent landscape at the trail is the giant bamboo forest Aihualama Trail can be slippery so you should take extra precaution when hiking.
Ala Wai Canal is a well-known canal that head towards the town of Waikiki. The canal is originally constructed in 1922. It can bear up to 150 inches of rainwater. Before the construction of the canal, the area is a pond for ducks. Once the canal is constructed, it became one of the world most popular tourist attractions. Visitors can jog and stroll along the walkway to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canal. Nearby the Ala Wai Canal are the Hawaii Convention Center, apartments, and golf courses.
Diamond Head Trail is situated on the southeaster coast of Oahu. There is a volcanic crater on Diamond Head. The local Hawaiians initially called the place Laeahi. Laeahi means brow of the tuna because the silhouette of the volcanic crater looks like it. Diamond Head is the new name assigned to it by the sailors from England during the 1800s. The British sailors called the volcanic crater as Diamond Head because they thought it has many diamonds. When they first saw it, it looks like it is sparkling. Actually, it was the effect of the sunlight on the calcite crystal. There are 2 different stairs to climb. One of the sets of stairs has 99 steps while the second set of stairs has 76 steps. It is relatively easy to hike the trail. While climbing the stairs, you can observe the west side of the Oahu Island. You will be able to catch a breathtaking view of the scenery from Waikiki and Koki Head.
When going hiking, it is important that you inform the friends who accompany you during the trip. It is best that you go hiking along with 2 – 3 people. In this way, you and your friends can look after each other during the camping trip. Some of the basic equipments you need to bring include water, first aid kit, snacks and etc. You should always stay on the trail and not wander off to other area of the forest. If you wander off the trail, you may get lost and won’t be able to find your way back.