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Short, easy, with a lot of mosquitoes and homeless people.
Will not go again.

Beautiful but creepy at the same time.

The tall threes with the river creek running through the ravine and abundance of green vegetation makes it a really beautiful place, but what’s supposed to be a nice retreat walk near the city is now over run by bike thieves and has turned into chromic homeless encampment like a lot of other places in Oahu. I don’t recommend anybody going there by themselves.

Perfect beach walk/hike. We got there about 10am and walked slowly along the coast looking at the turtles in the water. Had the beach to ourselves basically the whole time. Passed a couple of homeless tent setups in the vegetation but no one bothered us.

Highly recommend!

nice trail on beach, mostly soft sand and some rocky areas.

5 months ago

Nice gardens, lots of variety. Peaceful and worth the trip, just block out the nearby traffic.

The falls are beautiful but quite dirty. I would look but not go in. Be prepared for there to be people living in the area.

The beach has a lot of rocky pools with tons of life (ie Blennies, crabs). We saw 6-8 turtles swimming right off the beach. The hike provided beautiful views of the Bay as well.

Way too many homeless people. Had to turn around bc they start messing with you and playing mind games with you. Don’t know if it’s a scare tactic or just for fun. Too many stray dogs. Scenery isn’t worth it at all.

Complete waste of time and sketchy to say the least... the walk in is totally overrun with homeless people and the water is nasty. Don't go!

Soooooo so so disappointed in this “hike.” Some of y’alls reviews of this place are baffling. It’s a two-second walk through an encampment. Dirty clothes and hampers scattered everywhere. Soapy water and glass-paved. Yeah, not for me. Time officially wasted.

It is a sanctuary in the middle of the city. I have driven On Pali highway many years and would have never guessed that this existed. Thank you AllTrails

Rating this one high because while it's a short hike the area is very unique. Start through a cemetery, the mosaleum side down the back drive then follow a waterfall path to the pools. Once at the pools, there were several people jumping in....it's likely a 30-35 ft drop into the water if you dare.

really good small hike, but if you are going to jump in the water be careful. the water is really deep. the cliff is like 30-40ft tall. I jumped and I didn't stay straight is I have bruises so stay straight when jumping.

Amazing Beach. Pleasantly surprised by the sea turtles. Amazing!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Beautiful gardens with a variety of plants to learn about. Casual walk, super easy and fun.

Good easy waterfall hike. Plenty mosquitoes, so be ready. Maybe a few homeless campers around. Should have no issues. If you no bother, they no bother.

There wasn’t much of trail. And the lookout point is very overgrown.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It’s her find but really easy. Probably wouldn’t go back tho. GPS won’t take you. It takes you to a cemetery. You enter between Garden of cemetery and the cemetery. Cool pool and falls but lots of tents and homeless living there so not sure if I’d swim there

Easy short and mosquito heaven for an ugly area. Don’t bother...

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Visited on 11/7/17. Great if you want a VERY easy hike. Semi-sketchy location along with a few hammocks & tents set up. We wouldn’t say it was great for swimming, maybe just if you have some time to waste. Probably wouldn’t come back.

access to trail is at 2233 nuuanu ave. Go through memorial park site and parking is towards rear of property. address on this ap needs to be updated. There are many ways to access trail however I think this is your best option.

Beautiful beach walk.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Kapena Falls is one of my favorite cliff dives on the island of Oahu.

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very easy trail. sandals or shoes okay. bring your bathing suit if ya want! I saw some people jumping from the top of the rocks too into the pool, they did have a liquid courage drink though before though!

Beautiful scenery but a super short & easy trail!

Bring your tennis shoes! It can get rocky and difficult to walk through the sand. It's along the water and there's no shade along the short hike, but once you get to the end, just jump in the water and it was all worth it!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Its a botanical garden. Beautiful place. Nice walk. Went to the Summer night walk. It was crazy crowded. Fun place during the day though

went to a special event, walked the garden at night. Really cool place.

SO many mosquitos, a homeless man that set up camp, and clothes everywhere at the top of the waterfall (although we didn't see anyone nude???) gorgeous scenery but not worth it.

simple trail, a little rocky for the coast so where closed toe shoes

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