Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls

MODERATE 180 reviews
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Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kekaha, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1407 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Directions from Waimea: Follow Highway 550 northward into Koke'e State Park. Turn right on to Halemanu Drive, which is a short distance past mile fourteen. Follow this road to the Halemanu-Koke'e Trailhead. (A four-wheel drive vehicle is necessary on this road if rain is in the forecast.)

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3 hours ago

AMAZING trail. A little on the wet, muddy and slippery slide though, so wear your hiking boots. Beware of the tree roots and slippery rock surfaces. The view is brilliant — well worth it!

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6 days ago

Wear the right shoes for this one! Saw a lot of people in flip-flops...

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1 month ago

Short, steep and gorgeous!

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1 month ago

Beautiful way to see the Waimea canyon. Way better than the lookout. It does add quite bit if you don't have a 4-wheel to get down to the trailhead. Go for the view of the canyon, not the waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning and a great workout!

1 month ago

BEAUTIFUL! Don't just see the lookout, do this hike to the waterfall. Not too difficult and not too many people.