Explore the most popular State Parks in Hawaii with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 hours ago

Fun trail, get there early and pay when you get back. parking is like 5 bucks but fills up quickly. if you get there by 7 you can be up and back before it gets busy. also good on rainy or drizzly days. Can be a bit muddy but usually not bad. best flow is a day or two after a good rain

Pleasant way even in the midday sun, as it is mostly in the shady forest. Varied with the forest, the view of the canyon and the waterfalls. Can I recommend it!

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
17 hours ago

This was a wonderful hike! It has some areas that are more difficult with rocks and mug to climb. Many photogenic scenes!! Mesquites and lots of people come later so go early and bring water.

Beautiful views all around and well worth the hike up. Great work out if you chose to go fast. Many people are there so go early! Bring water and a light slicker in case it rains. Windy, but not bad. I love to take visitors on this trail!!!

Couldn’t find it :/ gonna try again in a month because by then I will get over the frustration of not finding it today. We walked for hours and no luck but will just do better research and try again

hiking
21 hours ago

Nice walk and views, you can opt for a quick in/out by keeping to the trail left for a view of the Akaka Falls, or take the longer loop which we did. There’s just enough elevation gain in the walk to give a sense of achievement/reward when you reach Akaka. There’s a $5 fee per car to use the lot, or a $1/person fee to walk in if you park on the road...

nature trips
23 hours ago

This is currently just a lookout. All the surrounding trails appear to be closed and well marked as out of bounds. Still a great view of the boiling pots and upstream falls from afar.

Stunning views!

Just finished this trail and I was not expecting such spectacular views!! I’d highly recommend checking it out!! We are not avid hikers, go every few months and we did fine. Agree that it is a moderate trail. This will definitely be a trail we will do next visit!

hiking
1 day ago

great hike to clear your mind and really take in all the beauty

Trail quite difficult for a non-sportsman especially on return it stings! attitude and warmth do not help! better to have a good cardio or take breaks

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

Definitely a trail to cross off your to do list. My wife was pregnant while we were here and she basically forced me to leave her behind. So I chose this hike, glad I did. Was able to trail run it down and hike on the way back. Would suggest bringing plenty of water and going early in the morning to avoid all the other hikers. Was very pleasant having the trail all to myself. Would do again!

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
1 day ago

bugs
muddy
1 day ago

Nice trail and waterfall, but was difficult due to the muddy trail and some of the steps were difficult to climb because the sediment was washed away and some rocks in the way. I'm in good health and ok shape, but still needed a walking stick and I would recommend one too just in case. the area by the waterfall is minimal and had high traffic. I went with a tour group called Nature and You and the tour guide knew the area very well and explained how Jurassic Park and other films were shot on that location. I would recommend going to see the rainforest up close but not overdoing it. Kid friendly hike. Wear decent shoes unless you want to slide around in flip-flops like some people I saw.

Just a spectacular trail. Good running, views, and not too busy.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

It’s was off and on marked. We used maps to find trail but mahalo to the people marking trails for us to not get lost! It was tough up hill! Pretty sure we had pigs in the bushes

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

It’s was off and on marked. We used maps to find trail but mahalo to the people marking trails for us to not get lost! It was tough up hill! Pretty sure we had pigs in the bushes

6 mile round trip from parking lot at the gate to some kind of sign of the West point and back. Most of the country style road is quite ordinary and boring. We met about dozen group of hikers and about the same number of local guys moving slowly on there tracks for fishing or relaxation on the beach. All people are an aloha condition, friendly and relaxed. There is a rewarding view of the West Shore at the end of the shore and a few beaches along the trail, that are good for swimming.

Aloha! I typically hike up 1-3 days a week and have been doing so for over 3 years now. Went up a few times last week and this past weekend. I will be going up again on Saturday this week. Possibly other days too. I have done this hike more than most on island. (over 150+ times) The hike can be muddy and or rainy but we never have any issues as I always provide the proper gear (including microspikes) when we go. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii. Feel free to reach out to me on instagram mike.karas or via email at mikekarasphotography@gmail.com.

Aloha! I typically hike up 1-3 days a week and have been doing so for over 3 years now. Went up a few times last week and this past weekend. I will be going up again this weekend on Saturday. Possibly other days too. The hike can be muddy and or rainy but we never have any issues as I always provide the proper gear (including microspikes) when we go. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii. Feel free to reach out to me on instagram mike.karas or via email at mikekarasphotography@gmail.com.

This is an epic hike. I go up every weekend. Conditions were ok last time I went, I will be going up this Saturday and possibly Monday since it's a holiday. This hike can get pretty muddy and windy. Spikes can make all the difference on this hike if it's muddy, I have extra spikes you can use. Message on instagram @angelo_q or email me at chicolo@hotmail.com if you'd like to join. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food

This is an epic hike, specially taking the legal back way. I go up every weekend. Conditions were ok last time I went, I will be going up this Saturday and possibly Monday since it's a holiday. This hike can get pretty muddy and windy. Spikes can make all the difference on this hike if it's muddy, I have extra spikes you can use. Message on instagram @angelo_q or email me at chicolo@hotmail.com if you'd like to join. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food.

Beautiful day with beautiful. views. Easy with a couple slight exceptions going to the point.

hiking
no shade
2 days ago

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

So awesome

Aloha, looking to hike up on June 10th! Anybody wonderful want to join?

hiking
bugs
muddy
2 days ago

Great hike along this trail today. Route is quite easy to follow. Quite worn underfoot and muddy in some areas. Quite a few climbing sections, particularly towards Pihei junction. Hiking poles would be an advantage. Go early, suspect it’s quite treacherous if wet, but we had great weather.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice hike. Very shaded and remote. Suggest avoiding the Kauai Discovery Center. It’s private property and we got chewed out for stopping by. Part of the hike is on a fire roads. The redwood trees are truly amazing!

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 days ago

Breathe taking Amazing beautiful It takes around 1 - 1 1/2 hour Need to park at the sub division going up hill to the right side Once you take the pavement road trail go almost to the top Is a rocky trail (left side) that take you to the side of the mountain you will not miss it

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