Waipo'o Falls via Pu'u Hinahina and Canyon Trail

MODERATE 384 reviews
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Waipo'o Falls via Pu'u Hinahina and Canyon Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,167 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

no dogs

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Very muddy shortly for the first half but relatively dry for the remainder. The waterfall at the end is meh but the views along the way make it well worth the short hike. Pretty steep hills, but again, short. Just before the waterfall on the canyon ridge, we stopped to eat lunch and watched the helicopter tours fly in just a 100ft or so away from the edge. 10/10 would hike again.

hiking
bugs
muddy
9 days ago

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

Loved this hike. It was muddy and slow going on the way in. The waterfall is best viewed from the lookout across the canyon in my opinion. This trail gets you to the pools above the falls. Amazing views. Would do again for sure. Wife saw pigs and goats on the cliff view tangent.

hiking
11 days ago

Very muddy, recommend hiking boots but it’s not necessary if you don’t mind slipping a little. Took my 5 year old to the upper pools and swam around for a little, she had a great time and didn’t mind the mud.

hiking
muddy
washed out
12 days ago

Great views. Fun Trail. A little hiker congestion in spots.

hiking
bugs
muddy
13 days ago

Mud, more mud, puddles of mud and then some mud. Very slippery. Recommend poles or a walking stick.

Directions navigated us to the wrong parking, the paid lot of the spot. Muddy but worth it, don't expect to stay clean.

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
22 days ago

hiking
fee
muddy
24 days ago

Don’t let the $5 parking fee scare you away. This hike was a lot of fun. Not too tough, even for the occasional hiker. There was a lot of mud, watch your step and take your time.

hiking
muddy
washed out
26 days ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Amazing view of the canyon!!! Also beautiful waterfalls! The trail split to two diff parts of the waterfall. Both are worth seeing. The split to the left has a pool that you can swim in with the waterfall. Super muddy as usual so bring good shoes that you can get super messy. It was awesome!!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Muddy. Took around 3 hours. Coming out was harder than going in. Be sure to pick up a walking stick at the entrance. With the mud it wouldn't of been possible without one. A couple nice small water falls at the end.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Muddy, about 3 hours to the Falls and back including some time for pictures. Small falls but good view from other side of the canyon.

hiking
bugs
muddy
scramble
1 month ago

Small waterfall at the end but really cool. Water is cold at first but so worth it

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