Judd Trail

EASY 62 reviews
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Judd Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Urban Honolulu, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

views

waterfall

1 month ago

Took a quick hike in the Nu’uanu Valley. Definitely a rooty and slippery hike, but a beautiful forest hike which included crossing Nu’uanu Stream and then hike down to the waterfall and around. Circular trail has a branch which leads to a 3 mike trail to Manoa Falls. That was not in the plans for today...especially when it started raining and getting dark. Maybe another time. Still in shock someone left a dirt diaper behind for the trail cleanup crew. Gross!

1 month ago

Loved this trail. Can get a bit muddy. Beautiful trees!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for an easy hike in the shade. My dog loved this hike. There was a stream and a waterfall my dog cooled off in. Highly recommend.

hiking
4 months ago

More of a nature walk than a hike, but very rewarding! Wear your swimsuit and bring some good hiking sandals or water shoes to swim in the Jackass Ginger pool.

4 months ago

The trail is really well marked with trail signs and pink trail markers. It is a loop trail that goes by a waterfall/swimming hole, and then through some jungle and forest. It was slightly muddy but really not that bad. It was a nice little hike just to walk around for an hour or so.

4 months ago

Very muddy.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy hike. Kids will have fun. Only challenge with younger kids (5 and under) is crossing the stream where thy will need help.

5 months ago

Beautiful, loved sliding down the natural water slide in to the pool. Deep water great for swimming

5 months ago

Beautiful!!

5 months ago

The pools was very nice. I found out after down the road a bit is a trail that leads from the road to the pools versus taking the rocky trailhead down.

6 months ago

One of my favorite little hikes to take my dogs. Would be perfect for families with small children (we see groups all the time). If you want to find the jackass ginger pool it is not immediately obvious. Two ways: when you reach the stream crossing before the bamboo forest, you can choose to keep to the stream and continue alongside and do a scramble until you reach the pool at the end (this takes more time but is less steep than the following). Your second choice is to take a right after crossing the stream into the bamboo forest and continue up the little rock climb to the main path and just listen to the river and keep looking towards your right. You will soon hear the waterfall (less than 1/4 mile) and see a "clearish" area to scramble down the hill to the pool.

9 months ago

Great hike. Last day on Hawaii and I'm finishing my vacation off on a great note. I was looking for a jungle like hike to do and took a chance on this trail. I was rewarded with a beautiful waterfall and equally as beautiful senory. Pretty easy hike. I did this hike with my family so it's definitely family friendly.

walking
9 months ago

My dog loved this trail. Easy to follow signs though we never saw the swimming hole.

9 months ago

definitely one of the best kid friendly hikes we've done!

10 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

From other websites this looks like a great kids hike IF IT'S DRY!
In the mud it is kind of miserable.
There is supposed to be a swimming hole which sounds awesome on a dry day, however the trail wasn't well marked and we never found it.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Nothing special, normal walk among trees in the mud often.

hiking
4 months ago

8/6/2017-Was pretty good weather today and hike had a little mud. Trail was fairly easy to navigate and only encountered 8 groups of hikers the whole time. Trail is mostly shaded so that's a plus and not too many people were swimming at Jackass Ginger Pool. Please be aware some people do let their dogs roam without a leash on this trail.

hiking
13 days ago

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