Likeke Falls Trail

EASY 94 reviews

Likeke Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maunawili, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

bugs

muddy

9 days ago

I agree with other reviews, do not miss the tree!! We were hiking for hours but totally worth it! Make sure to notice the views along the way! I climbed in the water and got bitten up by mosquitoes tho

20 days ago

fun and easy dont miss the tree!!

1 month ago

You must look for the tree on the right.. don’t pass it or you’ll be hiking for hours.

1 month ago

Fun little trail. You can't fully see the waterfall at the end, and there are some low branches that make it more challenging hiking with kids on your back.

2 months ago

It was rainy and muddy, and we loved it. The falls were really flowing. I took my 1.5 and 3 year old daughter. I did have to carry them for a lot of the trail because it was a lot of uphill and conditions were wet, but it was worth it. I’d do it in the rain again any day.

It was a fun hike with the family. However,it had just rained the previous day and the trail was very muddy and a bit slippery at times. Be certain to wear some waterproof shoes if you don’t want swamp foot halfway through your trek.

hiking
2 months ago

Great short hike for all skill levels. The waterfall was quite thick and made for great fun and pictures. Make sure, Make sure, Make sure you turn right after the tunnel of trees along the large rock path where the large tree sits. It has lots of graffiti on it, a couple arrows, and a very large limb that points in the direction of the falls.

A new fav, will go again.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this one sometime in January. The hike is not challenging and the reward is a lovely waterfall. Check other reviews for directions, as it's easy to go the wrong way.

hiking
2 months ago

Family favorite.

hiking
3 months ago

Super awesome falls. Its easy to get lost so here’s some good directions. I hiked so much more Han needed due to hard to find based on it’s all jungle and blend. Someone recent posted directions so park at the Koolou golf course as you face mountains trail starts upper left corner. When you get to the graffiti tank take a left follow the rocky road up. .1 miles later there a big tree to right of you with a arrow carved in pointing right. Go right. Walk 2 mins and there it is! Super beautiful

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4 months ago

Great Day for Likeke Falls hike today. For a short hike to a nice waterfall park at Koolau Golf course. As you face the mountains the trail head starts in upper left corner of parking lot. Short hike to graffiti water tank. Go left up trail at water tank. Follow trail over old rock road until coming to large tree on right of trail with carved black arrow. Turn right on trail towards falls. Great view of Kaneohe Bay from falls. Trail continues past falls if you follow stream down hill and get trail on left.

4 months ago

Very easy hike, but worth the view! You can park at the church/golf parking lot after 11:30am. They're super strict on that! Bring bug spray!

4 months ago

Love this one. Muddy and buggy but so much fun

5 months ago

More an easy hike instead of moderate, had large group of kids ages between 4 and 9 and they had no problem walking, some even in slippers although I would not recommend that. Nice little waterfall, bring bug spray!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike for children my 3 year old was able to hike the whole way tot he waterfall unassisted. Needed hand holding on the way back down because of the mud. Lots of mosquitoes so bug spray is a must. Recommend to anyone with children who wants to get them out for a quick afternoon adventure.

5 months ago

I’d say easy over moderate. Very nice little waterfall though.

5 months ago

Very nice hike. Easy and short enough for my 3 and 6 year olds. It was muddy in places, so take a bag for your shoes...unless you don't mind getting your car muddy.

Lots of mosquitoes so don't forget the bug spray!

hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful hike! Great in the morning got there around 8 took about an hour to the top and back. We got lost twice. When driving to the trailhead it seems like your going to the Pali golf course and the First Presbyterian Church. Parking at the church is free and easy to get to the trail take the trail on the left with the chain. The reason we got lost is because we made it to the graffitied water tower if you make it there turn around. There is a trail up a hill to the left before the water tower take this to the big tree and make a right there is an arrow. Not too far after the tree to get to the beautiful falls. It does gets muddy in spots and a walking stick is very helpful have fun and be safe!

6 months ago

Out of the short hikes I have done on the island, this one is my favorite. The waterfall is awesome! The path wasn’t even too muddy. We parked at the Koolau Conference Center to get to the trailhead.

The reviews on this site were extremely helpful in navigating the trail. When you get the graffiti tower look to the left for the trail. Once you hit the cobblestone path, keep going until you see a large tree on your right with an arrow carved into it, pointing right to the falls. Enjoy!

6 months ago

Wonderful short hike with a great reward. When you get to the graffitied tower look to your left. That’s where the trail starts... eventually the trail becomes cobblestoned. After around 7 mins you’ll come to big tree in your right. Has an arrow carved in. Make a right.

hiking
6 months ago

I did get also confused and ended up hiking an extra half of mile in a very hard route . Extra exercise :) . Very nice and short hike and good for the family . Plenty of parking on a Sunday afternoon . We saw a few other hikers which is always nice .

6 months ago

yup we miss that right turn by the big tree. But it was okay. It wasn’t just us. Six other people missed it too

hiking
6 months ago

The trail is very poorly marked. You have to make a right turn off of the cobblestone portion towards the beginning of the hike. If you miss the turn and try to go by the maps on here you will get lost like we did. A leisurely hike in the woods turned into an 4 mile uphill jungle excursion with my 65 y/o parents.
So be very careful not to miss the right turn at the big tree and it should be a good time.

hiking
8 months ago

Very pretty lookout over the city by the waterfall. When you get to the graffitied water tower go left up the path (not around the tower). A little ways up the cobble stone you need to take a right. There’s a tree with a small carved arrow.

8 months ago

Nice short hike even for mid day

8 months ago

Beautiful little hike. Best part is the walk to the falls and seeing all the beautiful trees. The waterfall itself didn't blow anyone away but it was a really short and sweet hike. Good for babywearing.

8 months ago

Fun trail!! Kids luv’d the waterfall at the top!!

8 months ago

great short hike with a beautiful small waterfall

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Nice easy hike with kids. Nice guy on the trail advised us to ensure and take the first trail on the right while on the rock path. Great advice.

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