Laie Falls Trail

MODERATE 48 reviews

Laie Falls Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laie, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

7.9 miles 2276 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


horseback riding




wild flowers




no dogs

Ridge Trail, great views of windward shore, Hawaiian flora, waterfall and swim As Poohaili St. bears left walk through (or around) the second gate and continue on dirt road. Continue past taro fields on the left and a green pump house on the right. Go across a cement bridge to a signed intersection with trail. Turn left and up through a yellow gate. Climb along the broad ridge pass a wooden post gate connected to a barbed wire fence. The road follows a fence line then curves left to a junction. Turn right up the eroded path. At an open flat area keep right uphill on a very eroded section of the trail. Continue on trail through a grove of Cook Pines. Descend briefly then climb along the left side of the ridge to a junction. Turn right then descend to a waterfall/swimming hole (Left continues to summit). The waterfall is the turn around point.

1 day ago

Very cool trail. The trail head area is kind of sketch, and we were a bit apprehensive about leaving our rental car near the playing fields, but everything was fine. Definitely worth the 4 mile-in trek to reach the waterfall and go for a dip. Ultimate refreshment!

Outstanding hike. Glad we wore our boots to tackle mud and some of the terrain. Left car at field/park just outside of park which was recommended by a local. Didn't encounter bugs like others mentioned. Agreed that the falls aren't remarkable - but we were happy to to cool off there. Island views are absolutely stunning. It took us 5 hours - but that includes a good stop at the falls and a few others for views.

4 days ago

11 days ago

Super easy trail. Gradual ascent, with a very short but steep descent to the falls. Good for swimming too, if you don't mind the cold.

12 days ago

Love the trail itself, and it's not terribly steep or long, though it can be a challenge. The falls at the end aren't incredible but if you go after rain they can be pretty impressive. The water's usually pretty brown but fun to swim in!

20 days ago

21 days ago

It says horses can use this trail so does it say no dogs here? Anyone know?

1 month ago

I loved that this hike took you through authentic jungle. It was rainy and muddy for me but I loved it. It's a real non tourist hike.

1 month ago

The mud was tough but like everyone said you get to see suck different terrain in such a short distance.

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1 month ago

Takes you through a ton of different terrain. Quite beautiful, well worth it

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2 months ago

okay this was the most difficult trail I'd ever done in my life ... I'm from Colorado and live in new Mexico ..been hiking quite a bit.... maybe i haven't done the extreme yet but this trail was tough!!... and i loooved it ... it was like being in Narnia or a dr suess book in the beginning... then the clay mounds.. then the jungle and mud... i had a dress on with strappy sandals... eventually took off the sandals and walked barefoot through the difficult muddy sloppy trail... then the steep climb down to the waterfalls ... had to hang on to the rope for dear life then came to the falls at the bottom ... went swimming in the very chilly fresh water (it was the end of December when we went) and climbed back up the steep slippery trail barefoot ... then back down through the sloppy mud until we made it to the clay mounds again ... this was an event and it was completely well worth it!

2 months ago

Magical hike! It took us about 4.5 hours with stopping to take photos, but it was absolutely worth it! The trail was muddy and very slippery in some spots, so be prepared if it has been raining at all prior to your hike. The trail leads you through several layers of beauty...rough rocky areas, hilly areas of multicolored dirt, green thickets, pine forest atop the mountain, jungle type canopy with narrow single track & rocky water fall at the end. The views along the way were breathtaking! This hike has everything you'll ever need!

3 months ago

A great hike. Challenging enough for a beginner, enjoyable with views for a experienced hiker. The journey down to the falls was a bit more difficult than anticipated - but take your time and it is fine for a fit enough hiker.

The "secret" waterfall at the end is a fantastic reward.

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