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“Celebrating 30 years of sharing the splendor of Hawaii Nei and inspiring a deep connection with our natural world.”

Rob Pacheco
Founder/ CEO, Hawaii Forest & Trail

Experience Hawaii the Big Island

Hawaii Forest and Trail – Celebrating 30 Years!
Your Guide to BIG Adventure

Hakalau Forest Reserve – We went out for a Hakalau Forest birding adventure with Gary. He was SUPER knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and was enthusiastic about showing us this super special place. Make Hakalau and HF&T your destination!

Eric H – February 2022 – Google Review

Maunakea Summit & Stars – This was one of the best trip excursions of my life! Seriously! Jason, our guide, was super knowledgeable, friendly, outgoing, and helpful. The view from Mauna Kea was breathtaking! And watching the sunset is almost spiritual. Our stargazing was phenomenal! We could see the flow of the lava against the clouds from the Kilauea volcano. The food and treats are super good! If you haven’t taken this trip — you need to!

Greg B – February 2022 – Tripadvisor

Hidden Craters Hike – Had the best day learning about the island and hiking. I loved every minute of this but would classify it as more moderate and it is not a stroll on a path. We learned from our guide Taro so much about volcanos and how they form and loved the lava tube. Took 4 of our teenage boys and they were so grateful for the experience. First trip to Hawaii and wish I could have scheduled more trips with this company. They are professional and top-notch.

L Gott – July 2021 – Tripadvisor 

Maunakea Summit & Stars Giveback – First of all 5 stars to Jeff M. as the tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We did the summit sunset and stars tour with reforestation and rehabilitation (Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative). We collected seeds of A’ali’i and learned a lot about natural native species that got pushed out due to invasive species. It was a lot of fun and learned a lot! The sunset was amazing and would prefer the tour even if I had access to a 4WD truck, learned a lot, entertaining and also stress-free. Some of the most beautiful colors and views, even a full circle rainbow. The guide Jeff had 2 telescopes and explained the stars, planets, constellations and more! Spectacular views and great explanations. We even saw shooting stars, satellites, Maui, active volcano glowing and more! The hot cocoa and cookie was a great addition. Highly recommend and if you can, consider the volunteer addition for the dry forest.

Kevinb – August 2022 – Viator

Twilight Volcano Unveiled – Volcano tour was amazing! The team had their private lava tube which was simply fascinating. Also spent a good amount of time at the national park going for multiple hikes and viewpoints. On top of it all, Adam our guide was prepared, king and knowledgeable which made the day.

Young K – 2021 – Google Review

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure – My husband, son and I went on the Kohala waterfall adventure during our vacation in Hawaii and it was the most beautiful hike/tour/adventure we’ve ever done. Our guides, Dane and Rob L were very knowledgeable; They educated us on the history of the waterfall, as well as the different fruits, plants, and wildlife. Their warm and friendly demeanor definitely was a plus. They really made an effort to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone on the tour. It was definitely one of the highlights of our vacation.

L Fishman – September 2022 – Google Review 

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