Lulumahu Falls Trail

MODERATE 127 reviews

Lulumahu Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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.

1.6 miles 813 feet Out & Back

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!

1 minute 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!

9 days ago

Muddy but worth it!

19 days ago

Beautiful... Easy hike with a beautiful waterfall

21 days 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! :)

22 days ago

Loved it. Great hike. Beautiful views

26 days ago

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

30 days 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.

30 days ago

30 days ago

Great hike and the ending was awesome!!

1 month 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.

1 month ago

It's a must see water fall

1 month ago

wow. ..very amazing but very very much muddy!!!!

1 month ago

Just curious if anyone else was told a permit is required for this trail? We went without one and didn't have any problems but I am curious if anyone else has experienced this? Otherwise the trail was amazing!!! You will get wet but the falls and valley are breathtaking!!

1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall !!!!!

1 month ago

It's very muddy but had a great time. Got rained on the entire time. There were ribbons on the trails but they were miss leading. We never made it to the falls.

1 month ago

Great trail. As others have said very muddy but fun.
Got on the wrong track a couple of times. For those doing it for the first time stick to the river and if the trail start going uphill steeply you've probably missed a turn.

Breath taking. Go early to avoid foot traffic.

1 month ago

The trailhead is easy to find. Just look for all the cars parked on the side of the road along the Pali Hwy. The first part is through a thick and dense bamboo forest. Up a small hill then follow the dirt road through an open meadow with amazing views of the Ko'olau mountains. As that road ends you'll take a slight left down onto a asphalt landing where you'll see a graffiti wall and some stairs. Follow the stairs and trail makers. You'll cross over the river at least 6 or 7 times. The trail can get a bit challenging in certain places but always stay on the trail along the river. The day we went was cloudy and it rained periodically but it made for a very cool and comfortable hike. Although, very muddy. This was one of my favorite hikes so far.