Richard Paul Kia‘iikeolamaiola Bettini Gardens and Hā Ola Village
More than 20 years ago, the Health Center began transforming the barren hillside above its clinic buildings from dry brush and rock-strewn land into gardens and trails. Today, these lush gardens include more than 1,000 trees, water features, artwork, spectacular ocean views and 1.5 miles of walking trails with more than two dozen information kiosks.
In 2017, the Health Center established Hā Ola Village, a Hawaiian cultural village that offers staff, community members and guests from around the world the opportunity to participate in guided walks on our trails and traditional Hawaiian cultural practices that inspire and promote wellness. Hā Ola translates to the "Breath of Life" or the "Mana" (life force) that sustains all living things. Created under the guidance of the Health Center's Elders Council and Board of Directors, Hā Ola Village's experiential and interactive cultural activities are aligned with the Health Center's mission to provide cultural training and to promote health and wellness. Email email@example.com for more information.
We invite you to HELE NO KE OLA | HELE NO KA IKE ("Walk for wellness, walk to learn").
COMING SOON! – Updated walking trails mobile app for iPhone and Android devices.
Our trails are filled with beautiful trees and other plants, striking artwork, information kiosks and spectacular ocean views. The Health Center created this beautiful oasis for people in our community and beyond as a place to enjoy the beauty, peace and magic found in Hawaii's natural environment while providing a great place to get and stay fit and learn a little along the way about Hawaiian culture, our Health Center and more.Mahalo (thank you) for following our trail rules:
- Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset.
- Comfortable, flat-soled shoes are recommended.
- Stay on identified trails only.
- Children must be accompanied at all times.
- For your safety, please do not run on the trails.
- Please do not pick fruit or other plants without permission (call 808-697-3457). Visitors may sample one or two fruits. Additional harvesting is not allowed as our Ka'aha'aina Cafe harvests them for their recipes.
Trail Information and Live Webcams
There are more than a dozen trails to enjoy. Read a little about each of them below and enjoy short videos produced by the talented students at Waianae High School's Searider Productions. There are more than two dozen information kiosks along the trails and you can view them here on this page by clicking on the PDFs. Several of the trail descriptions include a link to a live webcam view to provide a virtual experience.