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.
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.
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 .
Easy trail. Pools are nice.
Easy trail--but the pools are great!
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.
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!
Lots of tourists, but worth the stop. Especially for a nice refreshing dip in the pools after the longer hike.
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.
Very pretty area, but very over crowded.
Michael S. P.
very easy walk not hike and a beautiful place! it's a must see
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.
Great views and awesome pools/waterfalls. However, be aware that the park closes the pools when there has been heavy rainfall.