Alapena Pool and Kapena Falls Trail

EASY 48 reviews

Alapena Pool and Kapena Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

Kapena is a small waterfall right in Honolulu. For a more adventurous hike go to the right of the metal building & take the rope down to the creek then hike upstream 5-7 minutes to the falls. Or go to the left of the metal building, walk the path through the weeds & then see the falls in 1 minute.

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.

hiking
18 days ago

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

24 days ago

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

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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!

3 months ago

Beautiful scenery but a super short & easy trail!

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

It's an ok little trail. Some areas have lots of broken glass, so keep an eye out. I personally wouldn't swim in the water as it looked pretty dirty. The trail leads to a highway underpass with lots of graffiti. The scenery is still pretty cool, but there were many more mosquitoes than other trails in the area. Overall, I thought it wasn't horrible, but definitely not worth a second trip.

walking
8 months ago

9 months ago