Seven Sacred Pools Trail ('Ohe'o Gulch)

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Seven Sacred Pools Trail ('Ohe'o Gulch) is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hana, 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 98 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

Seven Sacred Pools Oheo Gulch, also known as the Kuloa Point Trail, is a 0.6 mile moderate loop located near Hana, Hawaii that features beautiful ocean views, lush vegetation, pools and a waterfall. Also known as the Kuloa Point Trail, this 0.6-mile loop leaves the Kpahulu Visitor Center and continues past a Hawaiian cultural demonstration area to Kuloa Point at the mouth of 'Ohe'o Gulch (take the right fork downhill and hike the loop counter-clockwise). The ocean can surprise you with rogue waves and can be very rough. Next hike the south side of the gulch area up along the beautiful pools and back to the visitor center and parking lot. Swimming is possible in the Kpahulu District of the park - but only when conditions allow. The freshwater pools at Oheo Gulch are prone to very dangerous flash floods caused by heavy rains high on the mountain. Injuries and deaths have occurred. Always check at the visitor center for current conditions before entering the water, obey all posted signs, and use your best judgment. Park rules: Diving and jumping are prohibited. Do not bring glass into the 'Ohe'o Gulch area. Due to rough conditions, there is no safe ocean entry in Kpahulu.

hiking
3 days ago

19 days ago

walking
21 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

The walk was great . It gets slushy in between especially after a good rain , it's easier to walk on the path less taken filled with grass which serves as a better grip. I didn get to see the seven pools but the waterfalls at the end was worth it .

1 month ago

Super!

3 months ago

Easy trail. Pools are nice.

4 months ago

Easy trail--but the pools are great!

walking
4 months ago

The View of the falls and the polls are beautiful. It looks just like the postcard and that's as close as you're going to get. You need to realize the US park service has closed pools to the public so you can only look, no touching the water. They do not allow you access to the pools any longer, so you may as well save the $20 entry fee and go to the beach and read about it.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome and worth the drive! Fun to swim in the pools and watch people jumps off rocks. Wear water sandals or shoes. Bring a hat in case it rains...Careful of slippery rocks!

walking
7 months ago

Lots of tourists, but worth the stop. Especially for a nice refreshing dip in the pools after the longer hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing!!!

walking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful, but crowded, tourist destination. My wife loved them, but remember to bring water shoes as the rocks are extremely slippery. Be aware of the conditions before jumping into any of the pools or swimming in streams.

hiking
10 months ago

1 year ago

Very pretty area, but very over crowded.

1 year ago

very easy walk not hike and a beautiful place! it's a must see

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Beautiful place. Like others said, try to get there early. My advice is to camp over the night before and then get up early to see the pools with no one around.

1 year ago

Lovely!!!

hiking
1 year ago

Great views and awesome pools/waterfalls. However, be aware that the park closes the pools when there has been heavy rainfall.