Alapena Pool and Kapena Falls Trail

EASY 30 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.

0.6 miles
118 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers



over grown



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.

12 days 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.

27 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

It's not even a hike but it's just so surprising how beautiful it is and right in town.

2 months ago

3 months ago

A very short hike but a hidden gem. Extremely easy and very beautiful. **wear big spray.

An easy walk but not worth the hordes of mosquito bite you will collect.

6 months ago

Great, easy Hike, awesome for jump' NSA Cliff!!

6 months ago

8 months ago

Great short trail

8 months ago

Very easy to access. You'll have to walk through the mortuary and towards the maintenance shed in the back. The entrance is on the left side. You can jump into this pool but I have a bad knee now and can't do that kind of stuff anymore. I did swim in it though. It's deep enough in the center.
Lots of mosquitoes.

11 months ago

A bit overgrown, a few rocks to climb over and quite a few indications that homeless live here. but they weren't around and it was a very short peaceful hike, even though you can hear (and eventually see) cars from the Pali Highway.

bring bug repellent!mosquitos love it here.

11 months ago

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Friday, March 04, 2016

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Nice short hike to a great little waterfall

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Very short trail but very peaceful and great waterfall.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Nice waterfall but we go here to cliff jump!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Nice leisure walk once your on the correct trail.

Go down the LEFT side of the maintenance shed for an easier stroll. Super easy for my 7 year old. The right side is not maintained and does require appropriate footwear. It does make it more interesting but just an FYI.

Be sure to use a quality mosquito repellent. We were devoured.

Sunday, October 18, 2015