Sacred Falls Trails

MODERATE 20 reviews

Sacred Falls Trails is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, HI that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

4.2 miles 954 feet Out & Back

hiking

waterfall

The trail begins just north of "Mount Zion Church". It is also right across the street from a small shave-ice shack which I highly recommend before the hike. It remains flat throughout but has its challenges. The towering cliffs, beautiful fall and fun swimming hole make it well worth it!! This trail was closed after a landslide killed 8 and injured 50 people so entering comes with disclaimers: 1) Risk heavy fines if caught. 2) Take extreme caution after wet weather and heavy rain.. 3) Be wary of falling rocks and recently downed boulders and trees.

Loved this trail! Beautiful, sad it's illegal but also good to preserve it.

21 days ago

3 months ago

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7 months ago

Highly illegal. Closed for safety. But so beautiful. Very spiritual. If you get the chance to experience this area, remember what happened here and respect the land and area. I will say I disliked all the tour helicopters flying over the falls.

hiking
8 months ago

I thought it was amazing! A little Erie because of what happened there but I'd definitely go again! Just the hike to get there was tropical looking and beautiful!

hiking
1 year ago

I hiked this trail about a month before 7 people perished there during a rockslide. Since then, it is closed to the public.

1 year ago

This trail is CLOSED since the late 90s due to the numerous deaths of hikers.
NOT an easy trail at all

1 year ago

This trail is closed. The penalties you wi receive from DLNR(Department of Land and Natural Resources) out way the thrill. See video. https://vimeo.com/119992399

1 year ago

This trail is closed.

hiking
1 year ago

Warning trail is closed and posted so you run the risk of getting fined but o went at 3pm and had no problems and definitely worth it. Beautiful waterfall and not a very difficult hike to get there. Beware of the narrow path towards the end and flash floods

hiking
1 year ago

Unfortunately this easy hike is closed. A group was killed in the 90s so they shut it down.

1 year ago

A very easy stroll towards the back of Kaliuwaa stream. The reward is clear - the beautiful Sacred Falls. The trail is closed, so be aware of that. Penalty for trespassing is stiff so be forewarned.

hiking
1 year ago

Good hike but unfortunately no water at the falls.

2 years ago

It is probably the most beautiful waterfall that I have ever seen

2 years ago

2 years ago

This was a beautiful hike, With the stunning reward at the end of the hike of swimming in the waterfall. Yes this park is closed. If you willing to risk the steep fines and the spirits of the Hawaiian people. Proceed with caution in the up most respect.

2 years ago

A closed notation might be useful. We drove all the way out and then saw the closed signs. To many hikes available to worry about fines

hiking
2 years ago

Such an easy hike with an absolutely gorgeous finish at the end. Sacred falls, such a beautiful waterfall with beautiful valley mountains to make it pure serenity.

hiking
2 years ago

This hike is a really easy one with not much elevation gain. The most difficult thing will be the river crossings where the rocks are slick; expect to get your feet wet and it won't be a bother at all. It's also illegal, with a first time offense being $2,500 (according to signs on the trail). Beautiful hike and fall if you can tolerate the stress of potentially getting fined.

hiking
3 years ago

This trail has been closed since the late 90's. Eight hikers were killed in a rock fall.