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Hawai‘i Trek Tops List of ‘First Day Hikes’

The annual First Day Hike on the Makapu’u Light House Trail at the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline on O‘ahu is arguably the most unique of the nearly 1,200 hikes in America’s State Parks each New Year’s Day.

While far from the most difficult, it is one of the best attended with an estimated 700 people making the short, two-mile-roundtrip hike to an overlook, where participants can see the first sunrise of 2019.

What makes it unique is the blend of cultures, which is a hallmark of Hawai‘i.

By Big Island Now

Read Full Story, includes videos from the 2018 hike