A guide to the best day hikes on the Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. Each island is represented by an equal number of hikes, forty-four in all. Together they offer both resident and visitor alike the chance to explore some of Hawaii's most spectacular scenery. For each trip, the author provides detailed directions to the trailhead, feature-by-feature description of the route, a topographic map keyed to the route description, and comments on common plants and animals, geological formations, historical sites, and other points of interest. Each hike is categorized by difficulty. Hiking tips, safety consideration, and a list of tail and camping information sources are included. Author Stuart M. Ball, Jr. has been hiking in Hawaii for more than twenty years. He is a hike leader for the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club and the author of two best-selling guides, The Hikers Guide to Oahu and The Backpackers Guide to Hawaii.