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Explore The Trails of Oahu's North Shore

Turtle Bay Resort is the only resort on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii, where you can enjoy miles and miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails. Our 850 acres of tropical paradise are home to 5 miles of unspoiled and secluded shoreline and 12 miles of trails. Traveling length to length of our Turtle Bay Resort property, between Kawela Bay and Kahuku Point, our natural jogging and walking trails can take up the better part of a full day! Particularly if you pack a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water and snacks and take swim or snorkeling breaks along the way. Many of our trails run close to the sand, while some will take you through lush greenery.

Kawela Bay

Distance from your hotel room: 1.2 miles, 15-25 minute walk. This pristine bay may look familiar when you see it. It has starred in several movies and television shows, including Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pirates of the Caribbean and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (just to name a few). A short stroll from the sandy shore will lead you to our famous banyan tree, which has also starred on the big and small screen. Kawela is where our Shaka Kayaks Sea Turtle Tours, surfing lessons and outrigger canoeing adventures take place.

The Banyan Tree

This single tree, an amazing expanse of multiple trunks and vines, is routinely used as a filming location for major motion pictures and television shows, including “LOST” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Older banyan trees have “prop roots” that eventually grow into trunks as large as the original, and many banyans live to be several hundred years old.

Tide Pools

Distance from your hotel room: 0.30 miles, 5-10 minute walk. There’s something magical about tide-pools. This is another shallow swimming area perfect for little ones to cool off in. You can also explore the tide-pools and see if you find hermit crabs, opihi and sea snails.

Keiki Cove

Distance from your hotel room: 0.75 miles, 7-12 minute walk. Keiki is the Hawaiian word for child. This protected little cove is perfect for small children to wade in the ocean. The water is shallow and calm year round. It is located next to the 17th hole of the Palmer Course. Dozens of couples have said “I do” here and the area is one of our popular wedding reception locations.

Kahuku Point

Distance from your hotel room: 0.25 - 1.5 miles one way, 15 - 25 minute walk. Legend has is that Hawaiian royalty or Ali’i walked these shores, giving this stretch of beach its name. Kings’ Walk begins after Kuilima Cove and covers the full distance of the shoreline to the end of our property. The walk is perfect to catch the sunrise with someone special. You may spot a Hawaiian Monk Seal, sea turtles and native Hawaiian plants along the way. Of course, if you get hot along your trek you can always take a dip in the refreshing ocean along the way.

Biking Trails

Located just steps from your hotel room, the North Shore Bike Park features professionally developed mountain bike trails along with wide ocean-side trails for the leisure rider. Twist and turn through the lush jungle vegetation or cruise along to find gigantic banyan trees, secluded beaches, and much more!

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