Bamboo Forest Waterfalls

MODERATE 57 reviews

Bamboo Forest Waterfalls is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Haiku, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

2 hours ago

Beautiful especially after recent storms but not easy if you’re with small kids.

hiking
12 days ago

The Hike was awesome. My wife and I did it today. I would change the difficulty though. It is easy to the first waterfall. To get to the second water fall is a bit harder. It is hard to get to the last water fall which is the biggest and best one. You have to go over the second waterfall with help of a ladder and ropes then you get to a spot where you have to swim for 50 yards or so and climb up another waterfall. Once you get up it is easy and the last water fall is awesome and for sure recommend going the whole way. Just a warning that you should leave your stuff in the car since you have to swim in pretty deep water to get to the last falls.

1 month ago

Not an easy hike. bring waters shoes. expect muddy conditions but beautiful falls.

2 months ago

Stay left! We veered off to the right after the creek and ended up in some deep bamboo. Headed back and found the trail easily. It was an easy hike but very muddy. Wear the right shoes. We saw all three waterfalls. Very beautiful and worth your time. Saw Glen from the Walking Dead hiking there!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Despite the easy rating on this, it is not easy for those just looking for a stroll. The first obstacle you come to is having to wade across the creek. Just after rain, or the rainy season, this creek can be swift. Prepare to get wet and muddy on this hike. For any avid hiker, this will be a stroll; however, there are slick rocks, steep rope/ladder climbs, and uneven ground. But the payoff at the end is spectacular.

hiking
3 months ago

It was raining today when we did it- very muddy and crossing the river was a little difficult, but definitely worth it!

3 months ago

very muddy but nice waterfalls and bamboo lined trail. be prepared to get wet "12" or so crossing the steam

hiking
3 months ago

We loved this, but it’s not the easiest hike. To get to the last two falls, we had to cross through a river. It was VERY muddy the whole way. The ground is really soft, and I did it barefoot.

hiking
3 months ago

Eh, muddy, slippery, and challenging hike (although relatively short -- 10-15 min). We only went to first waterfall. Not always clear where different paths go. Relatively crowded. We had a 3 year old with us, which wasn't ideal. The first (largest) waterfall wasn't swim friendly. If doing the Road to Hana for the day, recommend skipping this one and doing the much shorter/easier to get to waterfalls along the way, which are in most cases even more impressive.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved the falls, prepare to get muddy.

The first fall is most impressive but there are 4 going back the stream, the third one has a rope swing - yeah!

hiking
3 months ago

This was a really fun hike! Be prepared to get very muddy and wet - but worth it. A few notes...a walking stick is very helpful on this hike, find a bamboo stick along the way. Once you cross the river stay to the LEFT. It is a smaller looking trail but the way that leads to the first waterfall. You can hear the waterfall as you approach. If you don’t hear it, you are going the wrong way! (We met a couple at the river that told us they hiked for 20 minutes and found no waterfalls...seems they went the wrong way.) I would not rate this hike as easy. It is pretty flat, but the terrain is treacherous.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty sweet trail. Very fun especially crossing the river. The first waterfall is really cool but the second smaller one is awesome with the little swimming hole. Didn’t venture past that but was really fun up until that point.

5 months ago

Absolutely amazing

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing wonderland vibe if you are new to the concept of a bamboo forest. Hana Highway was a fun mash, we stopped for fresh delicious Poke on the way at a gift shop with a lunch window (local and small scale but well done). The slopes of the Bamboo Forest trail were slick down to the creek, but it was still fun and worth doing if you don’t mind getting soaked. We kept it quick for risk of mountain flash flooding but it was still one of my favorite woodlands I’ve met so far.

hiking
7 months ago

Short, but NOT an easy hike. Even on dry days, the rocks are very slippery.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a fun hike. Swimming in the cool water was so refreshing

hiking
8 months ago

Absolutely the most adventurous water and slick trail fun we've been on the island. Good water shoes a must

9 months ago

My daughter & I did this trail in Nov '17. There are 4 water falls & getting to the 3rd & 4th one was a real obstacle course w/ climing up muddy slippery rocks by holding on to bamboo, on another rock face we climbed a ladder someone has left in place & once on the top step, use the ropes to climb the rest of the way. Jumping boulders, & swimming over to the 4th fall. The adventure was a high light of our trip. We would definitely do it again!!

backpacking
9 months ago

This trail is not easy. You have to go down a steep path then wade across a river. Dress appropriately

hiking
11 months ago

We did this trail on our honeymoon and got lost. There were two trails after you cross the rocky riverbed and one takes you up a huge climb and leads to nowhere the second takes you to the waterfalls. We did love the rope ladders we had to climb to see waterfalls 3 and 4 once we found our way to the right trail. Regardless we still had a good time

Monday, August 28, 2017

so pretty! I felt like we were searching for lost treasure lol. Be prepared to get your feet submerged into water (about up to your knees) crossing a stream.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Great hike. Water levels are high right now but you can still make it across the river.

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

One of my favorite trails!

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