The videos, links and downloadable pdfs on this page provide helpful information on how to safely enjoy outdoor activities in Hawaii, as well as general safety guidelines we all should follow. We hope you take the time to review the information before you explore the beauty Hawaii has to offer.
Hawaii is a beautiful place, with natural landscapes and vistas that allow you to connect with nature in so many positive ways. There are however, inherent dangers that you should be wary of so you can enjoy the islands safely. Even the most popular, heavily visited hikes and ocean spots can still be dangerous if you are not prepared or take unnecessary risks.
If you are considering any hike, water activity, camp grounds, etc. first contact the Outdoor Recreation Center (phone: 808-449-5215). Their knowledgeable staff can provide advice and information to experienced travelers and newcomers alike. They offer fun and unique excursions to different locations around the island and can even construct a custom tour for your group! If you are a single servicemember, check out one of MWR's Liberty Centers, as they also provide guided tours (including hikes, water activities, bicycle tours) all over the island for little to no cost.
Here are some useful Hiking Safety Information links to check out:
Hurricane Safety Tips
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information
While outdoor activities are usually socially distanced activities, please tread safely and protect yourself by adhering to safety guidelines put out by the Command and the CDC. Please see our COVID-19 update pages (Recreation, General Information) for more information and helpful links.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has provided some general details on the coronavirus. Click on the links below for more information on each aspect.
Coronavirus Fact Sheet - What You Need to Know
What to Do if You're Sick with the Coronavirus
Stop the Spread of Germs
Click here for information on adjustments made by MWR in light of COVID-19