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The access to the trail is closed with boulders across the road.

wandern
1 day ago

1/3 To Nice view 1/3 To other Nice view 1/3 in the jungle, not Nice view

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sturmholz
überwachsen
1 day ago

This is not a hike with views of a waterfall, but a hike to views of the canyon from the top of a waterfal. I agree with all the other reviews. Very muddy and slick. Both of us slipped into the mud right before the first small stream crossing. *Continue past the falls for the best part of the hike! We had to take off our shoes and walk across the small pool at the top of the upper falls. The trail actually improves on the other side of the falls. Continue about a mile to a picnic table and lookout of the canyon on the other side. R/T: 3.9 miles, 1660' elev gain, 2 hours

wandern
1 day ago

Excellent trail, mostly in shade (we set off about 10am). It hadn’t rained the week leading up to our trek, so it wasn’t too muddy at all... my partner wore trainers/sports shoes with no worries. I wore hiking boots which I appreciated although now my feet a bit sore. When you get to the 1st crossing (just before the beach) the quickest way is to take off shoes and cross there. If you really don’t want to take shoes off then we found a path just before the ocean (took a lot longer though). We are not experienced hikers or very fit either and it took 6 hrs to return + 15 mins for lunch at waterfall (around 1.5 hrs to beach, and another 1.5 hrs waterfall). Sometimes it’s hard to know where to cross, but then you see someone coming the other way. We did notice ribbons on the way back and not sure if we just missed them earlier at other crossings. I’d call it moderate to hard trail, lots of up and downs and you need a base level of fitness to be comfortable. Don’t attempt if you have bad ankles or something as it’s pretty hardcore flexing and bending. If you see a stick devotedly grab it, or bring poles - I found a stick and made it heaps easier. We caught the shuttle which was a good system - gets full so don’t miss the time you booked. Make sure you ask what time the last shuttle is if setting off after 10am as we were a bit paranoid but ok in the end. Hope you enjoy!

wandern
schlammig
1 day ago

We really enjoyed this trail! The hardest part to us was the first two miles to the beach due to the quick rise then drop in elevation. The rest of the hike was fairly easy. The trail was beautiful. Certain parts had mud, but we didn’t experience anything that was excessive or hard to navigate. The waterfall was stunning! Plan to get soaked even if you don’t swim. The only regret we had was not bringing our GoPro for the waterfall. The hike out and back took us almost 5 hours with playing at the falls and eating lunch (about 45 minutes) and resting at the beach on the way back from about 20 minutes. We averaged 31 minute miles. All in all, this is an amazing hike and we loved every minute of it!

This was an extremely hard hike. We almost made it to the top (within .1 miles), but it started raining and we were a little scared about the way down. I would suggest not doing this in any rain. It was slick on the way down and we were on our butts a lot of the way.

Very glad we had hiking boots (but saw many do fine without). Muddy and lots of obstacles to cross (fallen trees and 2 little streams). The views of the canyon at the top were amazing!! Keep going to the waterfall. You come out right at the top. Be sure to stop at the lookout at the side of the road as you drive back and check out where you climbed. The cascading waterfall is 800 feet!

We started when it was still dark (used our phone lights) and watched a gorgeous sunrise in the ocean on the way up! Watch out for frogs on the trail before the sun comes up. The trail was muddy in spots but not too bad. Go all the way to the top past the picnic tables for the best panoramic views! On the way down a local told us that there is a little cave under the rock formation where you can see views from the ocean to the mountains. We enjoyed it very much! It took us about 2 1/2 hours.

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steinig
2 days ago

I don’t hike a lot and didn’t prep for this one so I think it’s fair to say this is the toughest hike I’ve done so far. I did it on my 50th birthday (3 days ago). As soon as you climb up (which starts at the beginning of the trail) you can immediately see the beautiful views of Napali Coast. Finally, seeing the Hanakapi’ai Falls brought me overwhelming sense of joy. It looked so majestic. My hubby and I missed a couple of turns and added a couple of stream crossings so that was extra obstacles for us but it was all good. The hike back was tougher because it got hotter and also because we ran out of water. We highly recommend doing this trail for all hiking and nature lovers. TIPS: pack enough food (fresh &/or dried fruits, nuts, sandwiches, bars) & water for 6+ hours. I wore my trail running shoes but I think hiking sandals might be better with multiple stream crossings that you have to tackle along the way. If you wanna jump in the water to refresh, make sure to wear your swimsuit under your clothes and to pack a towel (size depends on what you want to carry). Almost everyone started with a light jacket on but you warm up pretty quickly so maybe a long sleeve tee or light thermal is smaller and lighter to carry. Lastly, take tons of pictures & videos and have lots of fun!!

wandern
schlammig
2 days ago

I did the entire thing. Once you get to a certain point, the trail is very thin and you’re climbing the face of the mountain by rope which I’m guessing the state installed. Most people will not be able to make it to the top. I came during the busiest time of year, and passed one person Who had come close to the Summit on my way down. Absolutely beautiful at the very top.I suggest solid hiking boots and a long sleeve shirt to deal with the brush that will come in contact with your arms. Make sure you ration your water

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schlammig
steinig
2 days ago

loved this trail! the views along the way were breathtaking! if you have a 4wd vehicle- drive down the dirt road and park. very short hike from that starting point. easier with dry conditions- lots of mud if there is recent rain.

wandern
schlammig
2 days ago

must do! gorgeous view at the end

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steinig
überwachsen
3 days ago

Went up most of the way with my son. Craziest sketchy hike I've been on! I was not prepared for the extent of difficulty, but it was amazing and worth it for sure. Did it once and don't feel the need for that again!

Breathtaking views-but go early before clouds come (get to top before 10 am) No rain last couple of days so it wasn’t as treacherous -use hiking sticks and good trail shoes-no sneakers or sandals-good 20 degrees cooler at start of trail than at sea level.

Hiked solo to Hanakoa Falls (second falls) and back, roughly 13 miles. Stunning landscape, a harrowing, challenging trail. I couldn't swing camping with my travel plans, but I definitely recommend getting a permit to go beyond the initial trail. It's less travelled, more remote and a gratifying hike. The Hanakoa spur is not well marked and overgrown.

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scrambling
3 days ago

Solid hike. I'm not sure if it is worth going beyond the second bench. We kept going and missed the terminus spur and ended up on the Hihimanu trail. The latter trail was too much for my 8 year old. But the views from the second bench were spectacular. Go early to beat the heat.

First half was pretty muddy, but incredible views on the back end! Lots of trees down to climb over on the trail.

wandern
3 days ago

trail was mostly dry and in good shape. we did the hike with our 9 month old in a carrier and saw several others doing the same. beautiful views of the spectacular cliffs and huge ocean waves. for the reservations if you want to walk or drive in you will need to book 30 days in advance. however we were able to book the shuttle the day before. it costs more ($15/person) but at least you can pick a nice day instead of gambling 30 days in advance.

wandern
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scrambling
3 days ago

Awesome hike. Not a lot of parking at the end of the road, make sure to go past the picnic tables for a better view

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