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Wai Koa Stone Dam [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]

EASY 71 reviews

Wai Koa Stone Dam [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 8.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
384 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

closed

private property

This trail is on private property, so please stop in at Anaina Hou Welcome Center to sign a waiver. Wai Koa Loop is open 9am to dusk and takes between 2.5 to 4 hours. Trail is open but the stone dam and common ground are still closed to pedestrians. Stay on the marked trail and do not attempt to access the Stone Dam More info here: http://anainahou.org/park-features/the-wai-koa-loop-trail/

12 days ago

very easy trail. some pretty views. would have loved to see the stone dam!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail has been closed all week because of the storm.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it - pretty easy hike. Cool horses. They sleep standing up.

hiking
1 month ago

Access to the dam is still closed. But the rest of this loop trail is open and it’s a nice and easy walk. The mahogany forest is really pretty. About 3/4 of the way we met up with some trail horses grazing on their off day. We walked this trail in off/on showers and if you don’t mind getting a little wet and muddy it’s a great way to spend a rainy day. This was 4.1 miles round trip and took us 1 hour 45 minutes. Just register in the gift shop to sign the waiver. The taco truck out back had some good nachos for a post hike snack.

hiking
closed
2 months ago

Started out only to find it closed. Repairs from mud slide.

walking
2 months ago

Nice, flat and even trail. Couple of muddy spots but it has been raining an awful lot. The stone dam and common ground are still closed to pedestrians post flood :(. Would go again for sure, even my 2 year old made it the entire 4 miles.

2 months ago

Way too muddy to enjoy and dam is still closed, so there is no pay off

3 months ago

Absolutely one of our all time favorite places. Missed seeing it this year.

3 months ago

mega-MUD.
The loop is open, but the dam is CLOSED.
Nice mahogany forests, but no vistas and, did I say, Muddy?

3 months ago

Interesting walk thru a working farm. Good signage; easy.

hiking
3 months ago

The Wai Koa Loop Trail in Kilauea is perfect for children. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking and mountain biking. You should sign the waiver at the Anaina Hou Community Park, which is being renovated and includes a putt-putt golf in a botanical garden setting.

4 months ago

Cool hike with beautiful views of trees & mountains BUT it is very muddy and the waterfall & gardens is not accessible. Horses were friendly. 11/11/18

hiking
4 months ago

10/26/18 The Trail is back open! I work here! Come by and sign the waiver!

hiking
9 months ago

One of our favorites, but it is still closed from the flood damage. 6/10/2018.

hiking
10 months ago

Closed at the moment due to the severe flood of 04/15. it will take months till it will be reopened.

10 months ago

Tried to do this on Sunday, 4/22 and it was closed. Not sure why or for how long but may be best to call the nearby mini golf course to see if it’s open!

11 months ago

Beautiful easy hike with nice views of mountains, streams and plantation! Great todo even on a rainy day!

11 months ago

A walk through beautiful forest and farm land to arrive at a scene from Fantasy Island. Garden setting with water flowing over the stone damn. Swimming hole behind the damn, great for a picnic. Very memorable!

hiking
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Beautiful loop through working farm. Super friendly people working along the way. Very interesting and amazing botanical garden and dam. We loved it despite the rain.

hiking
Monday, February 26, 2018

Beautiful walk through a working farm on private property. The majority of the farm is planted with a special type of mahogany, I think the guy in the store said that there are 86,000 of them on the property. The trail is free but is maintained from donations, which you can put in the jar in the store where you sign the required waiver form. Website: http://anainahou.org/park-features/the-wai-koa-loop-trail/

walking
Friday, February 16, 2018

A pleasant, easy walk to an old picturesque stone dam. Mostly along a flat gravel road thru a mahogany forest. The most picturesque part is the very end. Totally worth the 5 mile round trip walk, which can be done in an hour and a half. Turn left at the first fork (trail sign will point to the right) to go directly towards the dam if you want shorten the total walk (maps along this well marked trail show the way). Recommend for repeat walks.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

beautiful even in the drizzling rain !

Monday, November 27, 2017

Very beautiful views like a nice stroll in the park. Super easy, enjoy :)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Awesome hike even though it rained for half is the time. lots of interesting tidbits on trees and amazing fields of Mahogany trees. The views at the Dam and the colours were well worth getting wet and muddy. All six of us (two were our grandkids 11 and 9) enjoyed the afternoon. it is everything that is advertised.

hiking
Friday, October 20, 2017

This is barely a hike and very touristy- which isn’t a bad thing- it’s more of a walk per say- it takes you along the farm lands- and is well marked. But the end is really breathtaking- the stone damn is really pretty and you can jump off into the stream from a rope swing.

walking
Friday, October 13, 2017

Pleasant walk. Just a heads up: when there have been heavy rains likely there will be a “brown water” alert and swimming at the dam is discouraged.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Easy hike.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hiking now, breathtaking views including a horse ranch, the swing to jump into the river, a Buddha and the most beautiful Mountain Views!

hiking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

This would be a good trail to do when it is overcast or rainy. There is no shade so it was hot!

Monday, July 03, 2017

This is a beautifully planned trail. A great choice for a day of rest between harder hikes. Lovely scenes, different at every turn with some fun surprises. Waterfall/dam area very cool, manicured garden, gorgeous flowers. Different than all of the other trails. Relax and enjoy. You must sign in at the mini golf. Charming guy works there, great info.

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