Spitting Cave

EASY 19 reviews

Spitting Cave is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Honolulu, HI that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.2 miles 111 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

cave

views

rocky

scramble

Waves pound into the layered shoreline known as the China Wall and high surf causes tremors in the ground. Jumping off the shore is not recommended. High cliffs above the Spitting Cave are dangerous. An extremely scenic spot. The area known as the China Wall and Spitting Cave is located east of Honolulu on Oaha and has been used many times for filming TV shows like LOST, The Event and Off the Map. The area is a geological masterpiece with multiple slick rock layers caused by surf erosion. The China Wall access from Koko Kai Beach Park allows access to a shelf where waves slide past with great force - watch out for rogue waves on this lower side of the China Wall. The Spitting Cave is east of Koko Kai and accessed via a short path near the end of Hanapepe Place. It is located just below a high cliff where waves crash underneath and shoot into the cave which ejects the water like a reverse blowhole. You get a great view from the rock head to the west of the high cliff. Very cool! Be careful, the cliffs are dangerous. Just past the cave are ladders where the "Others" frequented during many LOST seasons. This short jaunt gives you a great taste of raw Hawaii and the power of its surf.

5 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike. Real slippery when wet. Nice ocean view.

7 months ago

It really isn't a trail, just a few steps to a wonderful view that'll make you feel as if you're at the end of the world. Please be careful, though! Parking's difficult since it's in a residential area.

8 months ago

Going to jump off today around 6 mid high tide of anyone wants to join. Hit me up on IG @bbaize3

scenic driving
9 months ago

Beautiful. Kinda difficult to find parking but really just park on the street somewhere. That goes for anywhere on Oahu.

It's pretty. Jump if you feel adventurous

9 months ago

Amazing!

walking
1 year ago

Great view! Short steep walk. There was some construction going on near the trail head... Just look for the blue sign. Great quick stop in a nice neighborhood. Watch the waves crash and spray straight up.

1 year ago

Absolutely gorgeous view! Nice shirt walk. We've been quite a few times and will probably continue to come as the view never gets old.

1 year ago

1 year ago

1 year ago

It's a nice spot to go to and enjoy the scenery. It's not an actual hike but it's nice nonetheless. I've heard that people jump into the water but I wouldn't do it. The water is clear as glass and I was able to see some colorful fish from up top. There is also a little ladder where you can climb down and get closer to the water and to the cave. I would recommend it to anyone.

fishing
1 year ago

Spitting Caves is a nice spot to watch the sunset. Maybe come to fish, but Definitely not an area for swimming. Aside from the mouth of the cave itself, The rest of the coast is dangerous and full of shallow coral. DO NOT jump unless it's as calm as glass here, or you will get cut up for sure. Spitting caves can kill you in several spots.

2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

Not a hike, more of a scenic lookout over the Pacific. Great view of the back of Diamond Head.

hiking
3 years ago

Not a hike, but a must see! Although maybe not because I don't want this spot to be over crowded for when I go again!

hiking
3 years ago

Been a couple times..can't get enough of this gorgeous view! The whole cliff side is made of formed lava. And if you go down the ladder and head down to the right you can see the cave opening. But no way to get to it being that the ocean makes it impossible nonetheless the view is beautiful! Definitely worth the stop!

hiking
3 years ago

Been here several times. The scenery is fantastic; this spot should be familiar to anyone who is a LOST fan. Other shows filmed here include Off the Map and The Event. A short steep path off Hanapepe Place leads to the cliffs, OR you can access the China Wall from Koko Kai Beach Park off Portlock. The highest cliffs are just above the Spitting Cave and have the best scenic spots; as I mention in the trail description, this is a geological masterpiece, truly God's work. Be very careful of rogue waves down at the Park access and careful on the cliffs above the Spitting Cave. But for a true taste of wild Hawaii, you can't get much better than this. Not to miss!

walking
3 years ago

I wouldn't necessarily call this a hike. I would also suggest that saying that there is a beach and a cave here is slightly inaccurate, in that there is no beach and you cant go in the cave or really get to it as its constantly being pounded by waves. The only accurate things are that it has awesome views and its not a great idea to jump off. But hopefully someone else will be there to jump so you can watch!