Lulumahu Falls Trail

MODERATE 562 reviews

Lulumahu Falls Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
977 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

This is NOT a super easy hike - wear good shoes and be ready for an adventure. The beautiful waterfall at the end makes it worth it!

Love this hike.

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8 days ago

fun muddy hike

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11 days ago

Great hike, there are multiple trails to get to the top. This making it a little tricky to know which way to go but if you follow the stream up you will find it. I would suggest wearing some kind of shoe that has good grip preferably hiking but nothing like sandals which could make it risky.

12 days ago

Not hard at all! Very beautiful

13 days ago

Chapter 183 Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS); Chapters 13-105 and 13-104 Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) apparently require you to have a permit to enter a closed, restricted watershed. This would require you to apply for a permit which could take a lot of time. Though many people say it's technically not illegal, under this DLNR released statement it would require you to have this specific permit. You can find the details on how to get the permit here. https://energy.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/DLNR-DOFAW-Forestry.Closed-Watershed-Entry-9.19.13.pdf

I'm not saying that you can't hike the falls without the permit because I personally did, but I found out later that you need a permit. The hike is beautiful and the falls are amazing, but because of this permit I was unable to use what I filmed there for a school project because "we needed a permit." Hike this on your own risks.

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14 days ago