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This was such a fun hike, but a little longer than we were expecting! All four of us were baby-wearing our littles. We loved the falls at the end and jumped in the falls at the end. Crawl up the waterfall and see the waterfall at the top!

Nice hike. Muddy. Great swimming under the waterfall.

Hiked January 2019,
This was a great trail. It started off a little sketchy just because you have to enter the trail in the back of government property complete with construction workers and warning signs telling you not to enter. There are probably a number of ways to reach the top, but I’m sure if you follow the actual river coming from the water fall you won’t miss it.
It’s pretty dog friendly and off of the beaten path so it makes good for a cool evening stroll.

Easily one of the more enjoyable routes Ive done. I didnt see another person on the trail until I was nearly back to the trailhead. Bring lots of water, wear long pants to avoid scratches.

This was super easy to find if you pay attention to what you’re looking for. The mana in the area is strong. And the structures left behind are breath taking. Worth the short hike.

we started from Puu Pia trailhead so we wouldn't start at the 7 Bridges trail where there are numerous no trespassing/government property signs.

we parked at the Chinese cemetary and walked to the trailhead as there's only 1 parking stall up the narrow road.

the descent down to the river was a little technical but we had some pre-teens with us who did ok. Queen's Bath was super clean and deep. Note, just above that is a nice waterfall you can hear but not see. Waiakeakua was dry unfortunately.

so we kept on west to Naniuapo. Amazing huge trees and bridges, nice trails easy to follow. after metal fence it was more challenging. then fallen bamboo forest over trail almost thwarted search for falls. we were 0.25 miles away from falls, and scrambled over bamboo and logs. impressive high falls. Walked out to houses on 7 bridges, back to cemetary. nice big counterclockwise loop. 5 miles

Enjoyed the waterfall and jumping in. We got to the waterfall around 10:30 and it was a bit crowded. As people have mentioned, it was muddy, but with the streams to cross, you can kind of wash off. Very pretty hike. We enjoyed the views along the way.

Easy to get off the trail as there’s is many other trails. One trail lead us to a spot where you could see the falls and a beautiful Mountain View. Trail is muddy and good hiking boots are advised. Once at the falls take a dip in the pool below.

13 days ago

really easy hike, great for kids. make sure to have nothing valuable in your vehicle, I came out to 2 looky-lous.

Fun, muddy hike. I recommend going early morning to avoid crowds.

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14 days ago

Great hop, skip, and jump away from bustling Honolulu. Feels as though you're pretty distant from the city, when you're really only a 5-10 min drive away. Beautiful trail with hardly anyone hiking while we were there at noon on a Friday. Lots of mud and a large stream/Nu'uanu River crossing (impossible not to get wet). Really nice, quick hike.

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14 days ago

We hiked this trail two days after it had rained. I would estimate that 70% of the hike was muddy (sometimes ankle deep), so just something to be aware.
While slick in some spots, the trail wasn’t too challenging, and suitable for even a third-trimester pregnant woman.

Very muddy nearly the entire trail. However, many points of river crossing to rinse and repeat. The trail head seems to have two access points, both leading through very sticky mud and bamboo forest. Looks as though there are very recent pink trail markings to follow. If you go the way of crossing private government property, you will see construction crews and a road. This will still lead you to the trail, but from a different access point. Waterfall had a nice shallow pool and we luckily arrived at a time when only two other couples were present. However, after 15-20 minutes, approximately 20 people arrived.

Really simple trail to lead to beautiful ruins. When you hit the fork, go left for the ruins. All in all was about a 15 min round trip.

VERY muddy trail and very slippery at times so be prepared to get dirty. Definitely wear shoes with good grip, no sandals. Waterfall/swimming hole is worth it- very cold but very refreshing! Not too hard of a hike but the mud definitely slows you down, bring towels for the end

My husband and I, and the dog, really enjoyed this hike! It wasn't incredibly muddy and not very difficult.
The entrance is really easy to find. After crossing the road, walk a little ways down the fence until you see a gate. Then just follow the red spray paint!
We didn't see the entrance for the tunnel on our way in. (Its pretty close to the first falls) But we decided to go through it on the way back. Mistake!! We got about halfway through the tunnel and encountered the water. We decided not to turn back and trudged through the disgusting water which was about 12 inches deep in parts. While it is a nice detour/shortcut to avoid the climb, I wouldnt do it again.
I highly recommend going past the first fall and venture to the last waterfall, it's by far the best!!

Just a quick offshoot from the path to the Lulumahu Falls. Easy trail but usually muddy. Couldn't get to the bottom of the falls. The rooms are amazing though

It took 6 hours to in and out but loved it.

Trail was washed out in a few places but aside from that it was an enjoyable hike. Not a whole lot to see aside from jungle. There is a waterfall but it’s small. Lulumahu falls across the road is a prettier waterfall.

Love this hike but it is very trafficked.. my advice is to go super early in the morning or expect to have a lot of people in your pics.

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21 days ago

Great trail very easy. Can get extremely muddy and has a ton of bugs.

Super short hike. Beautiful ruins.

Fun hike, very muddy.

I'm looking to do this hike on January 18th and I'm looking to do it with someone. ideally someone who has done it before but first timers are fine too. apologies if this isn't the right place to ask. thanks!

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22 days ago

It is the muddiest trail I have done. Take good grippy shoes, not flip flops! And be prepared to not care about your shoes. There is a section at the end where you have to walk up the river.
Also there is a bacteria warning sign at the entrance but we talked to some locals and they say the water is alright and they go all the time

Absolutely Beautiful forest, but extreme mud on top of slippery tree roots made it difficult to thoroughly enjoy. Falls was small but ok.

23 days ago

Hiked many trails on Oahu. Bring...bug spray!!!!!

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