Laie Falls Trail

MODERATE 86 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

trail running

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.

hiking
7 days ago

8 days ago

Beware of the road walking to trailhead - a pitbull ran out of one of the house and bit two other hikers walking by. Luckily she was able to put her foot up to block him. Just a heads up! Trail was good - definitely a little rough in some areas as you got closer to the falls where it really narrows.

hiking
8 days ago

About 2 hours up and 1 hour down. Definitely worth doing once or twice. Great views and a refreshing swim once you reach the waterfall.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

We left at 8 am and parked at the church-owned park at the base. We hiked fairly quickly and it took us about an hour and 20 mins to reach the waterfall. Beautiful views and varied terrain along the way. The only big negative was the massive amounts of flies the last quarter mile of the trail. Perhaps we hit fruit season (Sept 6?), but all the little fruit that had fallen on the trail was fermenting and attracting swarms of fruit flies. Hold your breath and go quick through that part! Waterfall was refreshing and lovely! Overall, it took us a little over 2 1/2 hrs, but we also jogged out the last bit.

mountain biking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Hiked up for about an hour, hour and a half with my mountain bike. Took about 15mins to get back down. Really fun and fast trail. Take caution to hikers going up.

backpacking
1 month ago

Didn't get too do it today because it requires a permit I was un aware I needed...

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Crap

1 month ago

This is a great hike for those not expecting a quick down and back. The views are spectacular and there are cherry guavas lining most of the trail. I met some people on the trail that gave me some false expectations on how far away we were so the entire time we thought we were almost there. My girlfriend and I were moving at a great space and finished the entire loop in about 3 hours. We left at 430 and thought we could make it there and back before the sunset. We were wrong. We even ran a bit on the way. Make sure to bring plenty of water and give yourself plenty of time before the sunset. Again, the views are amazing!

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

the trail is novice with amaxing views of the countryside up until the summit. it cautions you to proceed with caution amd hikers should do just that. take it slow and make it to the falls. please beware that the rope you entrust is tied off to a loose log and you should use steadfast tree roots and small trunks to assist you in you descent to the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Had a blast with this hike. Gone around a lot of Oahu and this was the most secluded. We started around 7am. We take our time for photos so it took about two hours to the falls. It's appropriately rated moderate. Gets harder towards the end, especially close to the falls. The falls are nothing huge but nature can always be appreciated. We took time to swim and cool off in one of its pools. Had the whole falls to ourselves for an hour and a half. On the hike back out we saw a lot more people. As always, the earlier the better!

hiking
2 months ago

Muddy close to waterfall. Great trail.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic, worth the beautiful drive around the island. Parked on the road, you can also park at the park down the road. Trailhead is searchable on maps, kind of sketchy walking past a bunch of signs that say "keep out" but at the same time there are directions to the trailhead. You hike through a bunch of different terrains, uphill all the way until you reach a fork with a sign towards the falls. Climbing is a bit steep but guide ropes help you, nothing too hard. Fantastic views and scenery. Falls have a great swimming pool that's refreshing after the hike. Highly recommend, for a longer length hike.

2 months ago