Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls

MODERATE 169 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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11 days ago

Short, steep and gorgeous!

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17 days 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.

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18 days ago

Stunning and a great workout!

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

22 days ago

You can see amazing

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30 days ago

Great views, definitely a moderate hike. Hardest part is by the actual waterfalls where it seemed a little more difficult since it was incredibly dry. Would definitely recommend!

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This is the way to see the Waimea canyon rather than the lookouts. We started at the puu hinahina lookout trail which turns into this one down a steep dirt trek all the way to waipoo falls. Worth it. It can get slick with he dirt and dust going downhill but the hike is so scenic it is worth it.

1 month ago

awesome trip, a bit middy after the rain, but definitely worth it.

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