Kalihi Ice Ponds

EASY 21 reviews

Kalihi Ice Ponds is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kalihi Valley, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

waterfall

bugs

muddy

1 day ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

picturesque little pond beneath a waterfall. the trail is strewn with ample trash, and every flat surface is decorated with graffiti. despite being closed, the trail seems to have regular foot traffic.
this area clearly has an abundance of rain: the vegetation is thick and lush, the ground is slick, and the bugs are plentiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike that makes you feel like you are in a post-apocalyptic world. Electrical lines are down, side walks are split and sown with trees, and lush fauna grows over everywhere. Some pretty sweet graffiti walls along the way. A nice good incline hike right before the minor repel down to the waterfall. If it has rained recently be cautioned that it will be slick to climb down, muddy and buggy. Totally worth it once you get to the bottom. Luckily, we had a lovely friend who had been there before show up how to climb the first falls to see the ponds above. This is a very special place, please help to keep it special. Take your trash and respect this natural beauty. I'd never quite experienced anything like it!

hiking
1 month ago

awesome, easy hike. parking is kind of annoying and hard to find. i've heard of friends getting tickets here but it was extremely easy and beautiful. waterfall was awesome and you are able to climb up it. easily could be hiked in slippers. took 30 minutes each way

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Large electric wires and trees down along the trail, be careful. View at the upper falls is gorgeous. Please make sure you clean up your trash when you are here, there was quite a bit of it as well as a dirty diaper by the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Tried to hike this on 6/25/17 and there was a security guard at the entrance of the trail. He told us it was closed.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Great morning hike! At the end of the road it's closed off by a fence with a little trail to the right so you can go around

4 months ago

Trail is closed!!!!! They will not let you hike!!!!!!

hiking
4 months ago

Can't really even give it a star but the scenery on the way is nice to look at but because it's surrounded by private property and is basically a single lane road we took off rather than have our vehicle towed.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

My kids (7&8) had no issues getting to the ponds, we had a great time!

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing totally worth it!

hiking
6 months ago

This place is magical. It's a very easy walk to get there, mostly along a paved path with one steep and muddy downhill to get to the falls. The falls are great for swimming and you can even see more waterfalls if you climb up the first fall (be careful!). Check out my blog post for more on this awesome place!

https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/01/21/Kalihi-Ice-Ponds