Lulumahu Falls Trail

MODERATE 135 reviews

Lulumahu Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Honolulu, HI that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.7 miles 967 feet Loop

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers




This is NOT a super easy hike - wear good shoes and be ready for an adventure. The beautiful waterfall at the end makes it worth it!

17 hours ago

nice and muddy.

2 days ago

Loved this hike. Beautiful waterfall.

5 days ago

Super beautiful and fun! Love this hike.

6 days ago

Great short hike. Parts are very muddy so wear appropriate shoes. The trail is easy to follow but the stream offers options to stray from the beaten path and explore a bit. Both treks I've made have been moderately trafficed, plenty of time not in sight of other until you get to the falls itself. it can get a bit crowded at the falls. Can make photo ops difficult as people are usually hanging out in the falls. Still the falls are beautiful and a great places to rest before heading back. Highly recommend if you have a free afternoon

9 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! Fun to climb and skip rocks, several waterfalls on this hike

16 days ago

We decided to go today and the weather did turn on us and shower us with rain. It made the trails very muddy and at some rocky spots, very slippery to walk on. As others have mentioned and recommended, do stay along the river as the trails are not clearly marked. There are different pathways and some are harder to trudge through than others. It is a moderate hike and although its easier for adults, not as easy for a 4 and 6 year old. My girls took it like champs though and made it. Overall, the hike was worth it to see the beautiful waterfall at the top. I would recommend, but maybe not with younger kids. Bring extra change of clothes, towel for later, a backpack with lunch or snacks, and bug spray! Good water /walking shoes as well unless you don't mind your tennis shoes getting muddy and wet.

18 days ago

Muddy. Slippery. A little climbing to get around the rocks. No socks needed. Take off your shoes or just walk through the water puddles. Great photos at the end.

fun hike, trailhead was not clearly labeled and was muddy at the beginning, got better going up. once you get to the river it is easy to get offtrail, make sure you stay down near the river, or you might end up trying to climb straight up the mountain... overall, great hike, expect to get dirty, but the falls are beautiful!

1 month ago

Awesome! Worth the trip! Flowing great today! Wear good shoes, bring towels to dry off/clean after and water. Pick up a walking stick, careful of false trails, look for blue markers on ground or pink trail ties on trees. Have fun! Aloha!

1 month ago

Muddy but worth it!

1 month ago

Beautiful... Easy hike with a beautiful waterfall

1 month ago

I wouldn't say that this hike was easy. More moderate in my opinion. Regardless, it was a perfect adventure with our two furbabies. Took us just over 2 hours taking our time and stopping at the falls for about 20 mins. Had to cross the river about 4 times. It can get confusing about which way to go, but if you stay close to the river, you'll be good to go. Gorgeous waterfall at the end! :)

1 month ago

Loved it. Great hike. Beautiful views

1 month ago

I liked it, my son had fun on this trail, we'll be back.

1 month ago

Lots of fun, just bring extra cloths to change into at the end because you will be muddy. Also wear shoes that you're not worried about getting wet because you'll have to walk though a stream to get to the falls. I wore my hiking sandals and they worked great.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Great hike and the ending was awesome!!

2 months ago

I was thankful for photos of the trail and tips here for sticking to the river. The area is well traveled and at times that can be confusing with too many options. Also having paper towels and extra water for clean up and plastic bags for our shoes made getting back in the car a piece of cake.

We loved the hike. Once you leave the noise of the Pali highway it feels like isolated jungle. We passed three couples on their way out as we went in. The trail was a little muddy but nothing like others have experienced.

Crossing the river several times increased the adventure factor for us. We did all the crossings with dry feet. Just take your time and choose your rocks carefully. The small falls on the way increase the excitement for the real deal.

Upon arrival at the falls we were thrilled to have it all to ourselves! What an experience! So worth the walk!

The trip out was much quicker than the trip in. Isn't that the way? It did rain for a few minutes as we were walking out. The trail became slick as snot and required increased attention to footing. Overall this was an amazing walk in the woods and a highlight of our time in Oahu.