Discover Our Walking Trails
Our 1.5 miles of Walking Trails on our main campus are a hidden treasure on the Waianae coast. We invite you to HELE NO KE OLA | HELE NO KA IKE ("Walk for wellness, walk to learn").
Discover our walking trails using the new 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 and Campus Map (click for larger image)
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.
About the Bettini Gardens
Welcome to our Walking Trails
Princess Kawananakoa Trail
Dedicated to Princess Kawānanakoa, who provided financial support for the construction of our
Agnes Cope Native Hawaiian Traditional Healing Center that can be seen from the lookout.
A nearby kiosk has information on the symbolism of the structure's artwork.
Princess Trail and Lookout
Honors and recognizes voyaging and the traditional non-instrument method of navigation called
"wayfinding" that used information in the heavens and other clues in nature to
navigate vast distances of open ocean.
Hokulea Voyaging Trail
Voyaging Petroglyph Artwork
Enjoy this lookout's beautiful artwork honoring ocean life and learn about how in years long
past, Puu Mailiili (the small mountain that towers over the main campus) was known as an
excellent fisherman's lookout.
One must be in good health to enjoy this steep trail and its beautiful view of the
Waianae Coast. Beautiful artwork depicting various Aumakua are found along this trail.
Various traditional healing plants and herbs (laau) are planted along this trail.
A kiosk near the trail entrance provides information about nearly two dozen laau.
This trail honors our Facilities Department and its extraordinary groundskeepers,
gardeners, welders, carpenters, designers, artists and management team that
create and maintain this beautiful oasis. Named for Rudy Guerrero, our current
Facilities Department Manager.
Rudy's Switchback Trail Live Webcam.
Honors Ambrose Duropan, our lead gardener for more than a decade
until he retired in early 2017. Ambrose was a master gardener who was also
gifted at creating beautiful water features on the trails, so it seemed
fitting to create this small pond to honor him.
Dedicated to former employee, Bob Adair, who helped us engineer our grounds. A short walk up
its stepping stones will reward you with a spectacular ocean view peeking through the trees.