Laie Falls Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Laie Falls Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laie, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

7.9 miles 2276 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

scramble

no dogs

Ridge Trail, great views of windward shore, Hawaiian flora, waterfall and swim As Poohaili St. bears left walk through (or around) the second gate and continue on dirt road. Continue past taro fields on the left and a green pump house on the right. Go across a cement bridge to a signed intersection with trail. Turn left and up through a yellow gate. Climb along the broad ridge pass a wooden post gate connected to a barbed wire fence. The road follows a fence line then curves left to a junction. Turn right up the eroded path. At an open flat area keep right uphill on a very eroded section of the trail. Continue on trail through a grove of Cook Pines. Descend briefly then climb along the left side of the ridge to a junction. Turn right then descend to a waterfall/swimming hole (Left continues to summit). The waterfall is the turn around point.

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20 days ago

okay this was the most difficult trail I'd ever done in my life ... I'm from Colorado and live in new Mexico ..been hiking quite a bit.... maybe i haven't done the extreme yet but this trail was tough!!... and i loooved it ... it was like being in Narnia or a dr suess book in the beginning... then the clay mounds.. then the jungle and mud... i had a dress on with strappy sandals... eventually took off the sandals and walked barefoot through the difficult muddy sloppy trail... then the steep climb down to the waterfalls ... had to hang on to the rope for dear life then came to the falls at the bottom ... went swimming in the very chilly fresh water (it was the end of December when we went) and climbed back up the steep slippery trail barefoot ... then back down through the sloppy mud until we made it to the clay mounds again ... this was an event and it was completely well worth it!

hiking
24 days ago

Magical hike! It took us about 4.5 hours with stopping to take photos, but it was absolutely worth it! The trail was muddy and very slippery in some spots, so be prepared if it has been raining at all prior to your hike. The trail leads you through several layers of beauty...rough rocky areas, hilly areas of multicolored dirt, green thickets, pine forest atop the mountain, jungle type canopy with narrow single track & rocky water fall at the end. The views along the way were breathtaking! This hike has everything you'll ever need!

backpacking
1 month ago

A great hike. Challenging enough for a beginner, enjoyable with views for a experienced hiker. The journey down to the falls was a bit more difficult than anticipated - but take your time and it is fine for a fit enough hiker.

The "secret" waterfall at the end is a fantastic reward.

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hiking
3 months ago

This was a very awsome hike! It is a long but doable hike. It was very muddy and slippery in some places more than others. The falls are well worth it and the upper fall is deep enough to swim in and cool off before heading back down.

hiking
3 months ago

The first 1/3 of the trail was pretty boring, then you get maybe 2 good views before you're trekking through mud and an ass load of bugs. The waterfall was cool and intimate, but looked too stagnant to be jumped into. I don't regret going, but I wouldn't do it again

hiking
4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

The hike was very muddy but fun. Long and well worth the walk. The waterfall took forever to get to but it was well worth it! ❤️❤️❤️

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hot long hike. 8 miles round trip. Very well marked however this persons youtube video showed us the way to go for the entrance to the trail head and a part the ribbon was out of sight because it was higher up on the hill you can walk on but we were walking on the lower half. Different terrain keeps it fun, muddy af on a good portion of the trail. Also good amount of dry rock as well. Scenic gorgeous and fun! Waterfall isn't spectacular however it's a waterfall none the less. Sketchy going down to the falls literally right before. I was scared but do able, just be cautious. Rope to help!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful scenery but very muddy. Areas of high errosion made it difficult to know which way the trail was. This was more than a moderate hike in my opinion. The trail just gets more difficult as you go and the last section to get down to the falls is at a 80 degreen angle over slick rocks. I would not recommend this to just the casual hiker, kids or the elderly.....paticularly when its been raining.

hiking
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hiking
7 months ago

Fairly easy trail. Wear sunscreen and trunks to jump in the water at the end. A little over 3 miles to the falls.