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As the locals say “1 mile down-10 miles up”! Worth the leg burn down. Beach and waterfall views are awesome. Think Stairmaster going up! Pack water, snacks and wear good shoes. Go earn that beer! Recommend the nachos at Big Island Brewing in Waimea for post-climb refuel.

Quite easy and short. Gorgeous beach and cliff at the end

this was a neat hike but we were too safe to walk down to be on the level as the pools. Winds were crazy and the scenery was out of this world.

1 month ago

Short but steep path to get there and nice swimming area

Hiked most of the way
Lava rock , uneven surface , natural beauty stunning views, relatively low traffic through this area

The trail has great views of the bay. It is strenuous on the way back. Tallest waterfalls in Big island is visible on the hike when you follow hike along the back waters. Black sand beach is very nice too. Should visit in the morning hours as later than noon gets very hot in the valley.

Beautiful beach! We hiked in the morning (10:30am-12pm or so) and were happily in the shade throughout. The sun was starting to appear over the road as we were reaching the end of our return trip out of the valley. The steep ascent would have been much more strenuous in full sun so recommend visiting in the morning.

no more than a moderate hike to follow the very steep county road to the valley, then to follow along the valley floor to see magical vistas of a waterfall, wild horses, and walk along the amazing beach. we checked with the warden - so long as you are on the county road and beach you are not on private property. got busy by the time we were coming up the road - be careful for cars and stupid (not local) drivers who don't know what they are doing. we hiked the length of the beach and far enough up the (otherwise overnight) trail on the far side of the valley to look back from another angle - highly recommended. please respect the private property of others who live here so that the well behaved public can continue to enjoy this sacred valley.

Great black sand beach, awesome blowholes.

Easy hike and good view of the pools. Due to lack of rainfall, the first falls were a trickle.

Nice little hike to a nice waterfall. Be prepared to get your shoes wet or to take them off. It gets a little crowded so be there early if you want to avoid people

1 month ago

Great to explore. They provide flashlights and it is self guided. The road to Hana is winding & narrow. make sure you research what you plan to do. Plan to make it a day trip. Price is still $12.50 per person. They are very friendly, grounds are beautiful, cave is clean & maintained. They have clean Portalets for those needs.

After paying the National Park entrance/parking fee of $20, I was disappointed to find out that the whole area is closed except for a view from the trail. The overgrown path down to the falls area is closed by a locked gate and fence and is impassable even if you are willing to break the law to get there. After 10 days without any rain, the falls was barely visible. But the road is often closed after any rains, due to downed trees and rockslides, so it you ever get to see it in full flow with falls access, you are EXTREMELY LUCKY!

2 months ago

Beautiful and easy hike! Lots of shade and the view at the end is amazing.

2 months ago

Short walk, seems to be heavily trafficked. The trail is a dirt road and can get pretty crowded. Bring water shoes or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, there are a few streams you need to cross. Definitely do not need any hiking gear. Great for families and beginners.

Chill. Not really a hike.

Information on this trail is misleading. It is a 6 mile round trip. The first mile or less is down an extremely steep road used by vehicles too. Once you are down you take the road to your immediate right to the beach. If you go straight you see the waterfalls from the road but can’t take the path to get closer. The signs are clearly marked trail closed. No trespassing. If you continue on the road you can cross two streams to a dead end. The views are spectacular. The road back up is a killer but you don’t need to be an experienced hiker just be in reasonable shape. It’s really really steep!

Fun Cave experience. Wish we could of kept going into Haleakala or to the coast through the cave. Permit required

3 months ago

Because the surf was so high we didn’t dare venture down, it’s amazing to sit and watch though! Many people have lost their lives here, Mother Nature commands respect, we mustn’t forgot that.

The hike was easy with many light rock scrambling. Bring bug spray if you end up here late in the late afternoon. The hike was totally worth it and the view was awesome.

Easy walk to see such beauty. Best on sunny day

Steep hike down and up. Up was rough. Saw wild horses at the bottom and the black sand beach was amazing. Worth the walk back up.

Amazing picture taking. By 7 pools and also by ocean. Very kid friendly. But gates are closed cause water was to high. Take camera.

Favorite hike on the big island. Make sure to spend some time on the beach and walk to the switchbacks on the other side.

Into and out of the valley is steep paved road. Walking trails and black sand beach are beautiful. If you are lucky you will see wild horses. Well worth the steep hike out. Bring water.

4 months ago

Hiked this with my wife and kiddos (10, 8, 5yrs) and we loved it. Be sure to go past the 'extreme hiking' gate (assuming you have decent shoes and active wear on - not for flip flops and sweatpants!). There were two water crossings - one ankle deep and one up to my knees that the kids did fine in and it was totally worth the reward of swimming under the waterfall!

The road itself is short, but very steep (20-25% gradient). Views are very beautiful. Bring water. There are port-a-potties at the floor of the valley near the beach. Worth seeing the valley from the bottom.

4 months ago

A beautiful way to spend an afternoon exploring the tide pools. Very interesting geology here.

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