The sun is shining, the temperature is just right, and the great outdoors are calling… so get outside and enjoy! And don’t forget to bring Fido… Your best friend will love the amazing outdoor recreation of O’ahu even more than you. Here are the best ways to get outside with your pet on the island.
The Best Dog-Friendly Outdoor Activities on O’ahu
Before you head out, remember to pack lots of water for your pooch to keep him hydrated and deter him from drinking ocean water or standing water from puddles or runoff. If you’re headed to the beach, be sure to check the surf before letting Fido head out into the waves. And always double-check the leash-law signage at any place you visit.
Head to the Beach with Your Dog
Some beaches (the more remote beaches, usually) allow dogs to be leash-free. Beaches that tend to be more populated often require dogs to be leashed. But most beaches on the island actually are dog friendly! Some of our favorites are Hau Tree Beach Park in Ewa Beach, Kapaeloa Beach or Turtle Bay Beach on the North Shore, Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, Kalua Hale Beach in Diamond Head, or even Gray’s Halekulani Beach in Waikiki.
Hit the Trails & Explore the Wilderness
Really escape to the great outdoors and head out on an adventure! There are tons of great hiking trails, and plenty of them are great for dogs. In Honolulu, you’ve got Old Pali Road or the lush Manoa Falls. Aiea Loop Trail in Aiea or Waimano Ridge Trail in Pearl City are two more good ones. Lanikai Pillboxes Hike is a popular favorite, and Kuliouou Ridge Trail has some pretty amazing views. Manana Trail even leads to the beautiful Waimano Falls for a swim!
Get Social at an Off-Leash Dog Park
Let your furry friend really stretch his legs and make some new doggie friends at an off-leash dog park. In the Honolulu area alone you can find Ala Wai Dog Park in Waikiki, Diamond Head Bark Park, Moanalua Dog Park, and Hawaii Kai Dog Park. There’s also Mililani Dog Park in Mililani and Hoalauna Dog Park in Ewa.
Ready to Escape to the Great Outdoors on O’ahu?
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