Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls

MODERATE 123 reviews
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Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls is a 1.5 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
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
902 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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Went with our family and it was amazing! Definitely worth it. The waterfall isn't very big but the hike was great. Lots of shade and beautiful views.

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2 days ago

Hiked it with my family and had a good time. Arrive early for best weather and less people (it rained on us on the way out - the last 1/2 mile - and there were a lot of people coming in on our way out). Otherwise it was a good hike. Lots of scenery and the falls were flowing quite nicely. I would recommend for those looking for a easy to moderate hike.

Muddy when rainy but a well worth it hike! The views of Wiamea Canyon are spectacular!

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Fun hike to the top of the falls. If you dont have 4 wheel drive you will have to park at the top which adds another mile each way to the hike...

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28 days ago

Absolutely loved this hike. To begin, park off to the side by the missile testing road (if in a 4x4, you can drive the car halfway down). Once at the dead end, stick right and enter the clearing. Follow the left trail until it opens up to an orange, rocky, steep decline to the right. Follow the trail to the right and eventually you'll end up at the waterfall. THIS IS THE BIG WATERFALL. :) Amazing views and great place to stop, eat a snack and dip your feet to cool off. Enjoy.

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Spectacular views

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The view was fantastic... but, don't expect to see "falls". Would definitely do again. Elevation gain was such that I would not consider it a moderate hike. Steep and slippery in parts.

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