Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls

MODERATE 144 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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2 days ago

Did this hike today. It was moderate like it says. Took us a little over 2 hours. I would wear hiking shoes or athletic shoes as the terrain can get slippery. Beautiful views of Waimea Canyon. The waterfall at the end of trail to the left is pretty but small. The waterfall to the right is pretty cool as well (different perspective). We enjoyed the hike and recommend it! Aloha!

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2 days ago

Excellent hike. I recommend starting from the parking lot for the pu'u hinahina viewpoint where there is also the trailhead for canyon trail (where google maps will send you if you type in the trailhead). Then you avoid walking down the road for the first part and instead get nice shaded greenery at the very beginning. It's a relatively easy hike with some steep parts that aren't too long. The cliff trail is a .1 mile offshoot so might as well take that detour for the canyon views, but the best part of the hike is definitely the end. You actually are at the top of waipo'o falls and have a great canyon view at the same time. No you don't see the whole waterfall but you can see it from any lookout along the road as you drive to the trailhead... and this is way cooler in my opinion because you're ON the waterfall! Highly recommend this hike.

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6 days ago

starting with lush greenery to canyon views and ending with waterfalls... the variety of scenery made for a fun hike!

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19 days ago

Excellent hike to do over and over again! Great workout!

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1 month ago

Very fun! Just as long as you don't mind getting very muddy and rained on. It's part of the fun :-)

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