Take A Hike

We love our customers! Locals and visitors enjoy Bacchus for its cozy atmosphere, tasty drinks and friendly service. We want you to know that there's more to Oahu than just these 20 blocks of paradise. Go for a hike then come back and tell us about it tonight. DJ Takai plays at 10PM.

If you're looking to expand your horizons outside of Waikiki, below are 10 hiking adventures that offer beautiful vistas, some waterfalls and steep climbs. One way or another, they’ll take your breath away.

Get out in nature and take your shirt off… you'll never know what might happen along your hike.... :-) Thanks to JB for the list.

Difficulty: 1 = easiest; 5 = most difficult; View: 1 = meh; 5 = spectacular

Makapuu Lighthouse (30-45 minutes), Difficulty: 2, View: 3
It’s a fairly easy hike to the lighthouse. Steep hill. Many lookout points for whale watching during the winter. At the whale sign about halfway up you can climb the rocks downs to visit the tide pools.

Makapuu Tidepools (60-90 minutes), Difficulty: 2, View: 2
The tide pools are filled by the tides and heated by the sun. Be careful during high tides - you can get swept away. Look for the arrows painted on the rocks for directions.

Pele’s Chair (30-45 minutes), Difficulty: 1, View: 3
Easy hike to an interesting rock formation. The the right of the trailhead to the Makapuu Lighthouse there’s a dirt road that goes off to the right. If you look out, you will see a large rock formation that looks like a chair. To the right of the chair is aprotected swimming hole.

 Some hikes may take you through a wooded forest...

Some hikes may take you through a wooded forest...

Hanauma Bay Ridge to Rock Bridge (60-90 mins), Difficulty: 2, View: 3
At the Hanauma Bay entrance, go around the gate and walk along the closed road. Halfway up you will see a trail on the left. Follow that trail and walk toward the ocean and climb down the rocks. The rock bridge is to the right, be careful around the bridge – waves have knocked people off.

Kuliouou Ridge (About 3 hours), Difficulty: 3, View: 3 (on a clear day)
Kuliouou is a hike up switchbacks, wooded forests, and staircases to the peak. The terrain varies along the way. The view from the top is great.

Koko Head Staircase (From 30 minutes to 60 minutes), Difficulty: 3, View: 5
Kokohead is a natural stairmaster. Its 1051 steps go straight to the top of the crater. Once there you get to see some spectacular panoramic views of the south end of Oahu. At the top there are views of Hanauma Bay, Waimanalo, Koko Head, Hawaii Kai and Waikiki. Take your time and pace yourself.

Relax and enjoy the warm sun through the trees...

Manoa Falls (60 minutes), Difficulty: 2, View: 3
Manoa falls has been the site of many famous television and movie scenes such as Lost, Jurassic World, and the Hunger Games. A hike here takes you into the rain forest that ends at a 150 foot waterfall. The trail can be muddy.

Lanikai Pillboxes (60 minutes), Difficulty: 2, View: 5
Lanikai is located on windward Oahu. This hike ends at two World War II pillboxes with spectacular view of Kanehoe Bay, Kailua Beach to Waimanalo and the interesting Moke Islands off shore. The sunrise is spectacular with amazing colors.

Wailua Falls (3 hours), Difficulty: 3, View: 4
Tucked away in Aiea is Wailua Falls. This hike to a waterfall is a lengthy, but it will not disappoint. The falls are a local favorite for cliff jumping and swimming in the fresh water pools.

Pu’u O Hulu Pillboxes (60 minutes), Difficulty: 2, View: 5
Located in Maili on the Waianae Coast. (Look up Maili Point Hike on your GPS) Pu’u O Hulu is a relatively easy hike. Once on the trail, there are a few switchbacks to the top.

Kaena Point (60 minutes), Difficulty: 2, View: 3
This hike takes you to the western tip of the island. Enter the Albatross bird sanctuary at the end of the hike and make sure to stay on the path and it will take you to the beach where you can see Monk Seals sunbathing. Remember this is a wildlife preserve and disturbing the birds or their nests is illegal (Federal law requires that you stay 100m away from the seals).

If hiking is your thing and you want to get a group together, check out The Aloha Bears website. They are in the process of organizing regular group hikes for like minded gay men. If being out in nature free from the confinement of clothing is your thing, check out Man OH, they have regular outings and get-togethers.

Cool yourself down at Bacchus after your hike. Today, try Jack Daniels for $6. We'll serve it up with a smile. 

Never a cover. Always fun. DJ Takai tonight at 10PM.