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Hawaii's Best Hiking Trails, According To Locals

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Lace up your hiking shoes -- or, if you're a real local, grab your "slippahs" -- and get ready to explore these awe-inspiring trails.

We asked our readers where the best hiking trails in Hawaii are and (unsurprisingly) there was no clear cut winner. The Hawaiian islands are home to some of the country's most beautiful and adventurous trails; we have everything from breezy walks through the tropical woods to daring ridge hikes that offer 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Some trails even require a $1 million insurance policy, but our readers take on the challenge because, obviously, we are lucky we live Hawaii.

Without further adieu, your favorites:

Kalalau Trail, Kauai's Napali Coast

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Haiku Stairs aka Stairway to Heaven, Haiku, Oahu

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Koko Head Crater Trail, Honolulu, Oahu

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Olomana Three Peaks Trail, Kailua, Oahu

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Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu, Oahu

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Puu Manamana aka Crouching Lion Trail, Kaaawa, Oahu

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Kaunala Trail, Sunset Beach, Oahu

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Waahila Ridge Trail, Honolulu, Oahu

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Mariner's Ridge, Honolulu, Oahu

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