Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club

FAQ and Info

Group Hike – non-HTMC

Question: I plan to lead a group of people on a day hike in Oahu. Do you have any recommendations for a moderate hike? 

Answer: There are so many question you left unanswered that we cannot recommend any hike offhand.

Ask yourself first.

    • The size of the group
    • Their average age
    • Their physical condition and fitness
    • Any medical conditions to consider
    • Type and availability of transportation 
    • Amount of time allocated (2, 4, 6, 8 hours)
    • Preferences: views (ridge hike) or greenery (valley hike)
    • Special interests (ex: plant studies – slow hike, gung-ho speedsters – fast hike)
    • YOUR hiking experience and expertise as a  group leader.

When you’ve considered these questions, I suggest you check out Stuart Ball’s “A Hikers Guide to Oahu” at your local library (or buy it at $22) and select an appropriate trail.

Or check the State of Hawaii’s Na Ala Hele Trail System map and list of trails at

http://www.hawaiitrails.org/island.asp?island=Oahu

Check out the our website for the FAQ pages and Hikers Guide for general hiking info.  http://www.htmclub.org

revised October, 2006 – Jim Yuen