Hawaii Mom Blog: Hike Hawaii with Aina Lani Hikes




August 3, 2021

Hike Hawaii with Aina Lani Hikes

Adriana and Lena of Aina Lani Hikes

Our island is home to so many amazing hiking trails, but when you don't do your research or don't have the right shoes or enough water, it can be a recipe for disaster. In June of this year, the Honolulu Fire Department reported they have been averaging two land/ocean rescues per day. The majority of the rescues involved visitors. 

That's where Lena and Adriana, founders of Aina Lani Hikes, come in. Aina Lani Hikes is a Hawaii licensed and insured tour agency that offers hiking guide services. Both women are also on the board of directors of the Kokonut Koalition, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting, preserving and rehabilitating the Koko Crater Stairs. 

Whenever I have a hiking question, Lena is my go-to because she is so knowledgeable about our island's trails. When she invited me to hike with Aina Lani Hikes, I was so excited! I chose Olomana Trail because it is rated a hard hike and ideally I would want to hike it with someone that is familiar with the trail.  

Before the hike, they sent me a waiver to sign and detailed instructions of what to bring and where to park. They made sure to tell me to hike at my own pace and one led the hike and the other stayed behind me. I felt comfortable to let them know whenever I needed a break which was quite frequent! 

Initially, I intended only to climb to the first peak of Olomana, but when I got there I felt comfortable enough to do the second. The entire hike was super fun.  They both took tons of video and photos during the hike and shared with me afterwards which I absolutely loved. It was so nice to have those memories to keep!

For more information or just to follow Aina Lani's hiking adventures, follow them @ainalanihikes on Instagram.    

Big thanks to Aina Lani Hikes for the hosted hike!  All opinions are honest and entirely my own.

Lena and Adriana are the best hiking photogs!

On my way to the second peak.

Saving the third for another day. Always know your limits!

I couldn't have accomplished this without Aina Lani Hikes. So thankful for them!

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