Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls

MODERATE 191 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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23 hours ago

hiking
9 days ago

Pretty great hike. The views on the rim are stunning as only Kauai can deliver. I went down to the top of the waterfall and peered over the rock ledge. Not recommended for everyone because the steps are narrow and you’d be a goner if you slipped. Also if you continue the trail you’ll find a small waterfall with a refreshing pool to relax by.

10 days ago

great hike, beautiful views! Directions are misleading however. Just after mile marker 14 , PARK AT THE LOOKOUT PARKING- the trailhead starts there.

hiking
15 days ago

The trail was awesome but I would not recommend doing the Black Pipe part of the trail. We ended up getting lost of this trail because it was porely marked.

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19 days ago

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22 days ago

Did this one as an out and back in 2013. Better as a loop with Black Pipe. Still has great views and waterfalls either way you do it.

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24 days ago

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25 days ago

Nice hike with great views! Can be slick in places. Worth the walk. You can drive down the service road to the overlook parking if you desire.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great exercise, great view of a small waterfall, great views of a breathtaking canyon.

Not so great being inches away from slipping 1500 ft to your demise. I'd consider this a moderate hike, but also fairly dangerous, especially in slippery conditions.

hiking
1 month 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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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Fantastic hike that gets you down into the canyon and up above to see it all! Quick and easy hike with some mud spots after a few days of rain. Lots of great vistas and photo opportunities, definitely go all the way to the falls (don’t stop at the “top”).

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1 month ago

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

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