Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls

MODERATE 204 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
1210 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.)

hiking
13 hours ago

hiking
16 hours ago

A great hike overall. Some muddy slippery sections and roots protruding but really not that bad. Wear the proper footwear and you will have no problem (Don't take flip flops)When the trail ends go down to left and push through some rocks to a separate set of falls with a great swimming hole. Water cold but awesome after the hike.
Keep in mind that you can't see the falls at the top. Some killer views though and well worth this easy / moderate hike. Enjoy.

hiking
4 days ago

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5 days ago

5 days ago

Most amazing hike I have ever done so far. A must do hike if you visit this beautiful Island.

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8 days ago

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10 days ago

14 days ago

Rated as moderate but I would lean towards strenuous! lots of mud but definitely worth the payoff! If the waterfall was the only reward it would be worth it...but the vast canyon views are indescribably beautiful...

hiking
17 days ago

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18 days ago

21 days ago

Stunning views

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.