Hiking O‘ahu trails can be fun but be sure to take some necessary precautions before venturing up. Before you go, prepare your hiking route. Maps and directions are available at hawaiitrails.ehawaii.gov. Other measures to ensure your safety include being aware of your physical limitations, skills and energy levels; hiking with someone else; checking the weather forecast; wearing sturdy and comfortable shoes with good traction; and always stay on signed and managed trails, which are maintained and designated for public use. windward coast. It’s an easy slope for novices looking for exercise. The trail leads to Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve, a remote protected area harboring some of the last vestiges of coastal sand dune habitat. two-mile (round trip) hike is kid-friendly and paved, except at the very top. On the clearest of days, you can see the islands of Moloka‘i and even Maui.