I'm from So Cal, will be coming to the big island this summer. Can any recommend any trails or cool places to go, that is not touristy?
Waipeo valley is about my favorite place to go on the big island. Need a 4x4 though. Renting a jeep? Hilo side has always seemed less touristy to me. Kona/ kohala coast has a lot more places to stay though. I like the drive from kona to waimea on the mountain road. And taking the old highway from waimea to Hilo is a great drive.