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The beginning is really muddy, once you are at the bottom at seashore its full of lava rocks which. The queen's bath is worth the hike, just becareful with the waves.

hiking
19 hours ago

Did this trail 2 years ago. Well worth. View at the end is amazing. Strenuous to walk up again. One should wear hiking boots and poles for sure. We also experienced the trail muddy and slippery. I would recommend it only to good hikers. Compared to the canyon trail which is also rated moderate, this trail is really moderate to hard.

Great trail. Great view. Well worth the walk. Pack sunscreen. We really enjoyed that walk/hike. Walk til the end to the beach.

Did the hike today. Moderate Trail. Can be slippery and muddy. View into the canyon is great, standing on top of the waterfalls also. Trail is very highly trafficked. We started at the lookout. Trail was disappointing compared to other trails on the island.

Short trip but can get VERY muddy!

Beautiful hike but can be very challenging if conditions are poor. Take lots of water!

Spectacular hike although it was a little muddy in sections. Trekking poles would have been nice. The views at the terminus were amazing. Great alternative to the Kalalau lookout trail. I would highly recommend it!

walking
2 days ago

fun, short trip. definitely got a lot of rain in the last storm so the beginning was super muddy. would recommend closed toed shoes rather than flip flops. saw a number of others turn around because of footwear.

Pretty good hike but the view at the end was money!!!!

hiking
6 days ago

One of the best views of Na Pali coast. Trail is decent. Even heard the wild goats in the valley

Absolutely wonderful views at the end.

hiking
9 days ago

We stopped so many times to stand and admire the view that just kept getting better and better. It was a sunny day in June.

hiking
9 days ago

Mountain apples, jackfruit, Passion flowers, avocados, bamboo groves, kittens, and some of the most colorful coast and forest on the way to an amazing waterfall and cold swimming hole. It was a great June day.

Spectacular

One of the most incredible sites to see

Very nice hike. Did this with two kids and the in-laws. The canyon view was amazing! The falls were just ok, but we’re from Washington where waterfalls are amazing. We all had a great time though. The day was dry so the trail was fine. On a rainy day I could see how this could be a slippery hike.

Great trail. Great views at the end. Most of the trail is in dense forest but views at the falls are amazing. The trail is very well used and busy. If one drove down Halemanu Road the hike is only 2 miles round trip.

Enjoyable, moderate hike with variety - wooded, open cliff, and the top of a waterfall. Make sure your shoes have good traction, as the trail is muddy and steep in some spots.

walking
17 days ago

Really popular, but for a reason! If you are into long exposure photography, I had a blast shooting the crashing waves during high tide for hours. If you do this, be CAREFUL of how crazy the tide is. Use your best judgement of how close you should be.

Was super muddy & slippery when we tried it, and couldn’t see a thing. Go early and check weather if you want to do this one.

Wonderful hike! Spotted three turtles which made the hike even more fun. Highly recommend this hike.

hiking
19 days ago

Did the trail on a sunny day after weeks of rain before. It was still very wet especially in the morning. As others have mentioned it is very slippery and the descent is steep. Fell once and had many close calls in first 2 miles that are in the in jungle. It took us significantly longer to go down than come back up because of how slick it was. The last mile or so towards the lookout opens up and is dryer but still steep. The views are incredible and saw a total of 10 people, we were the 2nd car in the lot, arriving just after 8am. I would suggest waiting for the trail to dry out to avoid mud and slippery slopes.

Enjoyed this trail, was muddy in spots and to be expected on this island. The views were worth it.

A pleasant forest hike for 95% of the time, ending at truly one of the best views you'll ever see. Don't do this if you don't think you have the time to make it to the end - the hike is nice but the view is what makes it. There are a few nice vistas along the way but they don't even compare to the end. Only moderately muddy when we did it, took about 3 hours at a brisk pace including 20 minutes at the overlook.

hiking
27 days ago

As others have said, this trail is extremely muddy, and given the weather I can’t imagine it ever fully dries out. I highly recommend trekking poles and boots, as I would have most certainly fallen multiple times without them. The couple we hiked with didn’t have poles, but people had left their walking sticks by the sign at the trailhead for others to use.

The trail is under canopy for the first 2/3 or so before it opens up to the cliffs—the shade was a welcome respite from the sun, especially on the way back up.

The hike in required sure-footing and the trek out was pretty strenuous, but the view at the end is absolutely worth it. I recommend getting an early start (we were on the trail by 8 AM) as the trail got crowded by the time we hiked out and the clouds started rolling in, obstructing the view.

Nice and muddy!

on Pihea Vista

hiking
29 days ago

This trail is completely weather dependent, the mediocre reviews will be from days where it was rainy and muddy (like the day I visited). Make sure you check the forecast and you should have a great time, it does have some spectacular vistas / views of the ocean. If it is raining, there is rain in the forecast, or it rained heavily the day before I would skip it. Hiking poles are helpful in the mud / slippery patches.

Muddy start but views breathtaking. Reward of waterfall at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Today this trail was very muddy, which made it slippery in places. Found hiking poles and good boots invaluable. We actually found it more difficult downwards, because of the mud. The return hike back up was of course more strenuous, but we were up faster than it took us to get down.

The views at the end are breathtaking and would be worth robbing through the mud (but it isn't *that* bad...)

Total round trip time, including 20 minutes of panoramic views and venturing out to the more exposed view locations at the end of the trail was about 3:20

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