Alapena Pool and Kapena Falls Trail

EASY 45 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
118 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.

3 days ago

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

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
12 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

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2 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!

2 months ago

Beautiful scenery but a super short & easy trail!

5 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.

5 months ago

6 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
7 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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