Explore the most popular River trails near Honolulu with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
muddy
off trail
private property
22 hours ago

only paved for a small portion but the waterfall at the end is definitely worth it. lots of off trails, would reccomend a gps of sorts.

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

We did this trail today with our 3 and 5 year old kids. They did great although some parts were very muddy. The falls were on the left at the beginning of the trail when you walk towards the stream. Beautiful. The stream was a bit challenging to cross but mostly because of our kids and ensuring they didn’t fall or slip. We went straight ahead after the stream and did the loop, but I think it would have been better to do the loop starting to the right, right after the stream. A few reasons to start to the right: 1- the muddiest part is at the beginning and not at the end so less challenging if you are tired towards the end. Although my husband argues that we would have been muddy the whole loop if we had started there. 2- at one point there was a tree blocking the trail. It was confusing which direction we needed to go. We started going left but we followed the app and quickly figured out we were going off trail. There was a small path that went down to go around the tree. If you start the loop from the right, its more obvious where you need to go when you meet that tree. Overall we loved the trail. Beautiful trees. We only encountered a group of four women. It seemed like we had the whole trail to ourselves. Of note, we noted different spots with shattered glass on both sides of the road where people park. We assume cars were recently broken into... I wouldn’t leave any valuables in the car.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

The first quarter mile off of the Aiea loop trail was easy. Then came the climb down. It was steep and slippery in places. Most of the hike in the bottom of the gulch both before and after the waterfall is climbing over river rocks. The waterfall itself was nice, my boys jumped in and swam. It was deep and the water was clear. It was after the waterfall that things took a turn. There are ribbons marking where to cross the river immediately after the waterfall then nothing for about a quarter mile. We weren’t sure we were still going the right direction until my son saw the pink bottle top nailed into a tree. The rest of the trip back up was sheer climbing, holding on to brush, roots and crawling until you get halfway up the ridge where you walk about a half mile in thorny brush. The round trip was almost 6 miles and it took us 5 hours. That includes the 20 minutes spent at the waterfall. There are a great many other waterfalls on the island that are way easier to get to. If your in it for the waterfall the hike is not worth it. If you love to climb and crawl and like a challenge, bring plenty of bug spray, water and a walking stick or two and good luck. That was the first and only time I will do this hike, my husband and kids said the same.

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

Nice hike. Gets a little sketchy at the trail end (midway point) where you head up the ridge for a bit. On the backside was a nice surprise with small waterfalls and pools to swim in. Great way to end the hike. Not for kids if continuing along the ridge.

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Did this trail with my wife, teenage son and nine year old daughter. Overall, it was a bit of a challenge for her with the muddy conditions but overall, a good challenge for non-hikers. Note we did wander off the trail twice due to overgrowth of the markings, but managed to find out way back. Would recommended and do again, for an hour long, shaded experience for novices.

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
private property
3 days ago

Fun muddy hike with slippery rocks and many cross streams once you get past the bamboo trail in the beginning. Falls were gorgeous, and taking the trail back next to the reserve looked amazing too. You technically need a permit to pass through and it’s $2.50 for each person and you have to buy it online but.. most people don’t buy it and I didn’t see anybody there enforcing it.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
4 days ago

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
washed out
4 days ago

the first half (we started to the South) was great, but the second half of this trail just isn't an option. I would not recommend it for anyone who isn't willing to bring a machete, some markers, and do some maintenance. if you cannot lift your body weight, and climb more than 10 flights of stairs, do not even attempt. that being said, I loved it and I'm going back.

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