Seven Sacred Pools Trail ('Ohe'o Gulch)

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Seven Sacred Pools Trail ('Ohe'o Gulch) is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hana, 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.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

Seven Sacred Pools Oheo Gulch, also known as the Kuloa Point Trail, is a 0.6 mile moderate loop located near Hana, Hawaii that features beautiful ocean views, lush vegetation, pools and a waterfall. Also known as the Kuloa Point Trail, this 0.6-mile loop leaves the Kpahulu Visitor Center and continues past a Hawaiian cultural demonstration area to Kuloa Point at the mouth of 'Ohe'o Gulch (take the right fork downhill and hike the loop counter-clockwise). The ocean can surprise you with rogue waves and can be very rough. Next hike the south side of the gulch area up along the beautiful pools and back to the visitor center and parking lot. Swimming is possible in the Kpahulu District of the park - but only when conditions allow. The freshwater pools at Oheo Gulch are prone to very dangerous flash floods caused by heavy rains high on the mountain. Injuries and deaths have occurred. Always check at the visitor center for current conditions before entering the water, obey all posted signs, and use your best judgment. Park rules: Diving and jumping are prohibited. Do not bring glass into the 'Ohe'o Gulch area. Due to rough conditions, there is no safe ocean entry in Kpahulu.

walking
8 days ago

Easy walk to see such beauty. Best on sunny day

14 days ago

Amazing picture taking. By 7 pools and also by ocean. Very kid friendly. But gates are closed cause water was to high. Take camera.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

It is a long and beautiful drive on the Hana Highway to get to the park entrance. It had the nicest park rangers I've met. The trail itself was very easy and overlooked the pools. The pools are currently closed so you can't get close (rockslides concerns) so you won't really spend longer than 30 min here. I'm glad I saw it but I don't feel the need to go back.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome!!! You will enjoy every minute of the hike there are a ton of views and waterfalls to see along the way!

hiking
11 months ago

The walk was great . It gets slushy in between especially after a good rain , it's easier to walk on the path less taken filled with grass which serves as a better grip. I didn get to see the seven pools but the waterfalls at the end was worth it .

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Super!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Easy trail. Pools are nice.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Easy trail--but the pools are great!

walking
Friday, September 09, 2016

The View of the falls and the polls are beautiful. It looks just like the postcard and that's as close as you're going to get. You need to realize the US park service has closed pools to the public so you can only look, no touching the water. They do not allow you access to the pools any longer, so you may as well save the $20 entry fee and go to the beach and read about it.

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Awesome and worth the drive! Fun to swim in the pools and watch people jumps off rocks. Wear water sandals or shoes. Bring a hat in case it rains...Careful of slippery rocks!

walking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lots of tourists, but worth the stop. Especially for a nice refreshing dip in the pools after the longer hike.

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

Amazing!!!

hiking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Beautiful, but crowded, tourist destination. My wife loved them, but remember to bring water shoes as the rocks are extremely slippery. Be aware of the conditions before jumping into any of the pools or swimming in streams.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Very pretty area, but very over crowded.

Friday, November 13, 2015

very easy walk not hike and a beautiful place! it's a must see

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Beautiful place. Like others said, try to get there early. My advice is to camp over the night before and then get up early to see the pools with no one around.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Lovely!!!

hiking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Great views and awesome pools/waterfalls. However, be aware that the park closes the pools when there has been heavy rainfall.

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