Laie Falls Trail

MODERATE 59 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.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2276 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

scramble

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 hour ago

No mud on my hike. Just a really great trail

hiking
9 days ago

trail running
12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

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27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

It was a pretty cool waterfall. Not much to do there. Besides awesome views.

27 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

My dog and I had a blast

2 months 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!

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

2 months 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.

2 months 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!

backpacking
2 months ago

2 months ago

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

3 months 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.

3 months ago

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