The Big Island of Hawaii is known for Macadamia Nuts, the Ironman World Championship and Kona Coffee. In 2014 we spend the better part of the year living and working on the Big Island. Along our journey we found multiple hikes, a few runs and a handful of overnighters. The most appealing overnighter we did was to Waimanu Valley. Most tourist hike the 1.5 miles from the parking lot to the bottom of Waipi'o Valley. The more adventurous crowd load up their pack and push on to Waimanu Valley. The hike has around 7000' of AEG over the course of the 16.2 miles round trip. Along the well marked trail you cross 13 streams and valleys. The hike brings you through lush flora that is host to hoards of mosquitos, so wear appropriate attire. Before reaching the campsite in Waimanu valley you must descend a steep trail and cross a river. The river can be hard to cross at times, but at the time of our trip there was a rope to make the crossing easier. Reservations for camping in the valley can be made through the State of Hawaii website.