This was a beautiful hike, although driving to the trailhead felt like there was no way it could be the right spot - total neighborhood. In addition to the steep climbs and descents, there were some challenging spots to navigate, but I would totally recommend this hike to anyone who wants the Hawaiian-hike-to-a-waterfall experience. The water was refreshing and beautiful!

Awesome hike! Beautiful waterfall at the end and not a super easy hike - especially if it's muddy like it was when we went. Bring bug spray and maybe a snack to enjoy at the waterfall.
One tip- follow the pieces of plastic tied to trees - pink or white! They help you stay on the trail!

was hard dry so i can't imagine doing it when the ground is wet.

Very muddy. Got lost somehow after crossing the river. Instead of taking the left trail I went right. Still made it it was just harder

trail running
18 days ago

Outstanding trail. A must if visiting Hawaii. Best to do early in the AM.

great hike.. not really kid friendly.. would do this hike again for sure

hiking
25 days ago

To hard for children under 10. Not as nice as most of the hikes we have been on. I would not do this one again because the other ones I have done are better.

Hiked this today midday with two families.
4-adults
7-kids (9, 7, 6, 5, 3, 1 and 1 babies were mostly carried)
We are active hiking families, we and the kids rated the hike as moderate hike. Our 5 y/o boy said it was easy but he is a rock climbing lover. Our 3 year old did this mostly by herself but needed to be lifted or helped a few times. She also did a 4 miler this morning with me so if she can do it...

hiking
1 month ago

If you're looking for an easy hike that you can do with young kids in rainy conditions, this is the one.
Short with some amazing views along the way and a great waterfall at the end.
There is a jungle clearing with huge trees near the beginning that makes you feel like you're in the Jungle Book. One of the prettiest sites I've seen out of the 50+ different hikes I've done in my life.

Amazing trail ... beautiful views and a water fall

Probably my favorite waterfall hike!, so much fun at the end. makes the hike up cardiac hill all worth it!!