United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Hawaii hiking/last wk. Dec& 1st wk Jan/driest places?

Jump to last reply

Hello: I'm planning a first trip (8-10 days) to Hawaii last week Dec-1st week of January to celebrate a birthday. The goal of the trip is hiking on trails in a beautiful place. I'm concerned about wet conditions (dear husband and I don't like hiking through mud and rain, coming as we do from an arid climate). I'd be grateful if anyone could recommend some good hiking destinations during that time period that are more likely to have DRY conditions. I was originally thinking about Volcano Park or the Kona area on the Big Island or somewhere on the South or West Coasts of Kaui based on some brief mentions I picked up unrelated threads on this forum (but perhaps these places don't have the conditions I'm looking for??). I'd be grateful for comments/suggestions about the quality of the hiking experience and conditions in these or ANY other places in Hawaii that I should consider for this hiking trip? I'd like to stay in one location or at most two during the entire trip. (BTW: I'm not looking for a sea/surf/snorkeling/whale watching or honeymoon-ish destination. Rather I would just like to be in a beautiful, natural feeling place and hike, and would prefer to rent a condo/apt during my stay rather than being in a trad'l resort.) Thanks so much.

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Rules of the Sidewalk
  2. 2 USA New York City: First-time Visitors
  3. 3 Tipping advice
  4. 4 Trip Report San Diego Girl's Trip in December
  5. 5 After Chigago ? side trips- suggestions
  6. 6 los angeles restaurants
  7. 7 "American in Paris" on Broadway
  8. 8 5 Days in San Antonio and Austin Texas
  9. 9 New Year's Eve in Philadelphia
  10. 10 Philadelphia accommodation thoughts
  11. 11 Queens, NY - Do not go
  12. 12 Transportation from Newark airport to Secaucus
  13. 13 Oregon- Crater Lake and Mount Hood vs Montana- Glacier Bay National Park
  14. 14 Charming,not too expensive restaurant recommendations needed
  15. 15 Avis Car rental Loss Damage Waiver LDW Fraud
  16. 16 Tuscon to Las Vegas Drive in December
  17. 17 From NY to Miami with 3 teenage kids
  18. 18 NW Houston restaurant help
  19. 19 3 weeks in USA in February -- refined itinerary
  20. 20 Restaurant in NYC advice
  21. 21 Solo Female Traveller to New Orleans
  22. 22 Dad and daughter trip to Santa Fe
  23. 23 Wilmington, NC to Raleigh - Anything interesting to see in between?
  24. 24 charleston during Christmas Week
  25. 25 Fort Myers Beach vs Naples Beach
View next 25 » Back to the top