Alapena Pool and Kapena Falls Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Alapena Pool and Kapena Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.6 miles 118 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

Kapena is a small waterfall right in Honolulu. For a more adventurous hike go to the right of the metal building & take the rope down to the creek then hike upstream 5-7 minutes to the falls. Or go to the left of the metal building, walk the path through the weeds & then see the falls in 1 minute.

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4 days ago

A very short hike but a hidden gem. Extremely easy and very beautiful. **wear big spray.

An easy walk but not worth the hordes of mosquito bite you will collect.

2 months ago

Great, easy Hike, awesome for jump' NSA Cliff!!

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2 months ago

4 months ago

Great short trail

5 months ago

Very easy to access. You'll have to walk through the mortuary and towards the maintenance shed in the back. The entrance is on the left side. You can jump into this pool but I have a bad knee now and can't do that kind of stuff anymore. I did swim in it though. It's deep enough in the center.
Lots of mosquitoes.

7 months ago

A bit overgrown, a few rocks to climb over and quite a few indications that homeless live here. but they weren't around and it was a very short peaceful hike, even though you can hear (and eventually see) cars from the Pali Highway.

bring bug repellent!mosquitos love it here.

7 months ago

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10 months ago

Nice short hike to a great little waterfall

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10 months ago

Very short trail but very peaceful and great waterfall.

11 months ago

Nice waterfall but we go here to cliff jump!!!

hiking
1 year ago

Nice leisure walk once your on the correct trail.

Go down the LEFT side of the maintenance shed for an easier stroll. Super easy for my 7 year old. The right side is not maintained and does require appropriate footwear. It does make it more interesting but just an FYI.

Be sure to use a quality mosquito repellent. We were devoured.

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2 years ago

Lots of Mosquitos and the water doesn't look very clean. Signs of homelessness and rubbish.

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2 years ago