Malaekahana Falls

HARD 10 reviews

Malaekahana Falls is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,532 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

rocky

scramble

Please Note: You must get permission from Hawaii Reserves Inc, before accessing this trail: http://www.hawaiireserves.com/pdf/HRI_Hiking_Application.pdf This trail is similar to the Laie Fall Trail, except that it is a shorter jaunt up the ridge and the falls are multi-staged and both up and down the stream. Be prepared to swim, as access to the largest fall upstream requires one to swim through 2 pools before reaching it.

3 months ago

Not really worth it. Must get early start As we got lost so many trails of mud to travel.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

I think this trail can easily be confused with the Laie Falls Trail. It is quite a challenge, but worth it. The falls are small, but a great place to cool off. Also, more than 6 miles.

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Monday, September 22, 2014