Hike Above Waimea Valley & Revive a Native Forest

by Hi`ipaka

Waimea Valley’s Native Forest Restoration Project is a way for locals and visitors to take care of this special place on the North Shore of Oahu. Guides lead an  informative trek onto the ridge where you’ll get the opportunity to convert an area dominated by invasive species back to one of native plants. Over the past 5 years, volunteers have reforested over 15,000 native Hawaiian plants in Waimea Valley. This project involves hard work. The hike is physically challenging over uneven, muddy terrain and involves climbing. The trail and work site are on private property, therefore volunteers must remain with guide at all times.


  • Make a positive impact reforesting native Hawaiian plants while removing invasives
  • No wifi nor cell phone signal reception, but a better connection to nature
  • A private hiking trail on Oahu’s distant North Shore

Know before you book

  • Must commit to entire workday of 6 hours – absolutely no early returns or late joining
  • Must stay under the direction and supervision of park staff at all times, no leaving the group
  • Must be able to hike and stay on your feet over uneven terrain while performing gardening tasks while bending, kneeling, lifting, and stretching
  • No drop-ins, must sign-up in advance on this page using calendar link
  • Must be 18 or over in elite physical health and sign waiver onsite

2 reviews

  1. Love this event?✌️

    Such a great experience. So much knowledge and goodwill.

  2. Very rewarding day

    We had so much fun on this day and it was so rewarding. We hiked up the ridge and learned about all the invasive and native plants along the way. Coffee trees, noni, orchids, koa trees, etc. Once we got to the site we planted a bunch of native trees and scrubs. I highly recommend everyone to do this. Thank you to all the workers at Waimea Valley for all their hard work!

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