With only 30 miles of paved roads on the entire island, Lanai is a hiker’s dream. From beachside paths perfect for a sunrise stroll, to more strenuous tree-lined trails that crest mountain tops, the island of Lanai offers hikes to suit every level.
Now VIPs staying at the Four Seasons Resorts Lanai at Manele Bay have an even better reason to hit the road with a series of guided hikes complimentary to guests.
Here's a sneak peek:
Sunrise Puu Pehe Hike
Enjoy an early morning hike to the summit overlooking one of Lanai’s most recognizable landmarks, Puu Pehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock. Immerse yourself in culture and learn the legend behind Puu Pehe, how Shark Bay got its name and why there are so many holes in the ground along the way. All this while witnessing what may possibly be the most beautiful sunrise ever, folks on Lanai say. The moderate hike is roughly 75 minutes, give or take time spent snapping pictures.
Pipi Chute Hike
This hike leads guests to the back side of Manele Bay Harbor. Learn the history of the Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys) and why Pipi Chute played such an important role in the early days of Lanai in transporting cattle and supplies from the docks to the ranch of upcountry Lanai at Koele. Enjoy spectacular views of Maui, Kahoolawe and, on a clear day, the island of Hawaii. Lasting about 60 minutes, this is a moderate trail.
Kapihaa Trail Hike
Kapihaa Trail Hike is a preservation trail with million dollar views along the southern coast line. Once used by the ancient Hawaiians, the Fisherman’s trail as it’s also known, offers a glimpse of life in the past. Watch as one of the largest blow holes on Lanai shoots into the sky, Mother Nature permitting. This adventure concludes as you make your way through the actual ruins of Kapihaa Village, established 600 years ago on Lanai.
The hike averages 90 minutes, and is moderate, but can be challenging in certain areas. Head back to the hotel or stop off at VIEWS, the new Clubhouse at Manele Bay golf course for lunch with a great view.