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walking
1 day ago

Beautiful beach! The hike is slick and steep, so come prepared to hike down.

walking
3 days ago

Just walk on the sidewalk as far south as you can from The parking lot. It’s only about a mile to mile and a half.

Short hike, slippery , but plenty of roots and tree to help you defend and climb back up. Spectacular waterfall.

Great hike with kids. After you cross the initial creek the trail will take you to the right...to a very steep drop off. Do not go that way...go to the left. It kinda looks like a clearing but it’s the “true” trail that’s a moderate downhill hike that takes you to the ocean. When you get to the ocean, follow to the left a couple hundred yards and you’ll see the private beach.

beautiful trail, though very short but the beach at the end is amazing

Decently muddy trail if you happen to go after a rainstorm. There’s a few creeks/creek beds to be crossed. Bring shoes with good traction. My Vans did the job. There’s a homeless man camped out on the beach, he does not bite. Say hi and give him a beer. Overall, fun little hike. Bring the kids, but leave grandma behind.

Get out there!

Beautiful small trail with a gorgeous beach at the bottom.

Easy short hike down .. a bit steep
Too rough to swim. Beautiful beach and scenery

Not really a hike, but a nice beach. Took us 7 minutes down to the beach. There are short steep parts, but there are ropes to help you go down. Snorkelled two times and saw a seaturtle each time!

slick and muddy, need sturdy shoes. in some area you have to crawl under low limbs to get to head of the falls. At the first waterfall there's a trail that is not easy to find where you can climb down to the base of the falls. we saw the trail that went to the right and climbed up it part way but it look like it didn't go anywhere so maybe the other one was there too and we just missed it. I think it was an easier climb down then it was a climb up for the trail we took because we saw some people with young children that had gone down to the base of the waterfall on the trail that we could not see. It would be helpful if there were some signs.

hiking
16 days ago

Did this trail after the rain, there are two paths to go down, just make sure you do the one thats a bit safer. it was very difficult going down because it was steep and slippery, but going up was a breeze because you have better balance in general. there was a rope that you can hang onto to go down, but still slippery as hell. but after all that, it was definitely worth the hike!( or like a slide down)

Very slick trail today. Saw a few muddy knees and butts from the slides down the trail. Trail not good, but not long and the beach is more than worth it. Rough ocean. Only for experienced swimmers and surfers today.

This was a great hike! We took our 5 and 7 year old girls. It's mostly flat with some areas where maneuvering rocks, steps. or branches is needed but definitely doable. BRING BUG SPRAY! And dont be afraid to swim in the 2nd falls...just beware, the rocks in the water are SUPER SLICK from algae. We wore swimwear under dry fit clothes and it wasn't a problem. The swim was refreshing. Make sure you stop at both falls! The first is small but the second is bigger and worth the trek.

walking
27 days ago

Short hike to a gorgeous beach. Trail can be slippery if there's been recent rain, but totally doable even with kids and beach gear. Also, if you head to the right at the shoreline, then scramble across the rocks for a couple hundred feet, there is an easy to find waterfall and a nice freshwater swimming hole. All in all, this is a rare gem of a beach, a nice short jungle hike, and a great way to avoid the crowds.

Fairly easy hike to a really beautiful beach with great snorkeling! Make sure to bring water shoes as it's quite shallow with rocks/coral when getting into the water. Also wear good shoes as it's muddy & slippery on the trail going down. Ignore the big rock saying 'wrong trail' half way down and just pass it and keep walking along the black lava rocks (trail leads you parallel to lava rocks) until you get to the beach! There are 7 parking spots marked 'trail' at the Sealodge 1 building where you can park. We went there on a Saturday at 11am and there were only 2 other couples there. As it got later more people started arriving. This hike/beach is definitely worth it!! ;)

Wild, expansive, and beautiful.

Great Hike! It took about 25 (1 mile) minutes to get all the way down. The trail wonders through some really wonderful trees and along a very beautiful creek. There’s even a spot about 1/2 way where people do a little cliff jumping.

We went in the morning around 8am and practically had the trail to ourselves. Wonderful little hike with a great waterfall at the end.

Beautiful trail with two sets of waterfalls to look forward to and swim in. Very easy to hike, many people were also there with small children. The trail goes on after the second waterfall but there isn’t a lot past it, and you’ll have to come back the way you came in. Overall gorgeous little nature walk.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was super fun. Be careful as there are two ways to get down to the waterfall (one of which is substantially harder- make sure you go to the entrance that is further from the waterfall). There are ropes set up to help you down, as well as many tree roots. Can be slippery and muddy, especially if it has just rained. The view at the bottom is completely worth all the effort getting down!

Past the bay trying to ascend to ridge looking over kipu kai. Keawe and lantana thorns everywhere. And the cairns of 10 years ago all gone. Hand over food scramble to top. Easy to get lost. Not a true trail. Difficult.

Bring your snorkel stuff!! A little treacherous going down but easier going up. A definite must see. We spent 2 hours here and thAt was enough.

Short and enjoyable. the highlight is the jungle greenery, which is as good as we've seen it anywhere on the island in the last 3 weeks. two very nice waterfalls, although they won't blow your mind. gorgeous flowers, vines, and vast soaring trees, though. slightly muddy but nothing to worry about.

Get there early if you’re looking for secluded hike.
Very dandy at beginning. Beautiful views, highly recommend.

Awesome! Just do it!

Absolutely worth the trek! I went down in bare feet and up wit shoes on - it is extremely slippery and very steep. Also, you can get ticketed and fined as the trail is marked closed - do not enter. If you are feeling ballsy then go for it - the views at the end are amazingly ng and the falls are a nice treat to cool off before heading back up. Warning - ropes are NOT stable and can break at any moment so try not to use the rope for leverage.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike to pretty beach in a protected cove. Nice snorkeling but super shallow, which makes it difficult. Don’t walk in the coral ! About 20 people here - not crowded. Designated Trail parking spots at sea lodge 1 building. Trail starts there.

Not really a hike but it is steep and huge roots and ruts on the trail. Beautiful beach not too crowded but it’s getting more traffic of late, boo! Very high tide so not so great for swimming.

Not a hike, but a beautiful beach with calmer waters and a lifeguard too! Clear waters and worth a swim.

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