Spitting Cave

EASY 57 reviews

Spitting Cave is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

cave

views

rocky

scramble

Waves pound into the layered shoreline known as the China Wall and high surf causes tremors in the ground. Jumping off the shore is not recommended. High cliffs above the Spitting Cave are dangerous. An extremely scenic spot. The area known as the China Wall and Spitting Cave is located east of Honolulu on Oaha and has been used many times for filming TV shows like LOST, The Event and Off the Map. The area is a geological masterpiece with multiple slick rock layers caused by surf erosion. The China Wall access from Koko Kai Beach Park allows access to a shelf where waves slide past with great force - watch out for rogue waves on this lower side of the China Wall. The Spitting Cave is east of Koko Kai and accessed via a short path near the end of Hanapepe Place. It is located just below a high cliff where waves crash underneath and shoot into the cave which ejects the water like a reverse blowhole. You get a great view from the rock head to the west of the high cliff. Very cool! Be careful, the cliffs are dangerous. Just past the cave are ladders where the "Others" frequented during many LOST seasons. This short jaunt gives you a great taste of raw Hawaii and the power of its surf.

4 hours ago

Sunset !!!

2 months ago

Not really a hike, but super fun nonetheless.

3 months ago

It’s not really a hike, more like a steep five minute walk. I would NOT recommend bringing kids as it’s windy and narrow.

5 months ago

Beautiful view but not much of a hike

5 months ago

This is breathtaking! I would not advise jumping. We might have gone on a more rough day, but I still don't think there is enough room at the bottom to land safely. It's not the height of the cliff itself that's scary or dangerous, it is the rocks at the bottom and tide being SO extremely strong! Enjoy the views and bring water! The rocks you sit on will start to roast you.

hiking
6 months ago

We got there early around 730am before it got crowded by tour buses. It was super pretty and easy to climb down for a better view.

7 months ago

I wouldn't call it a hike but it's breath taking.

7 months ago

Nice spot to visit ..

hiking
8 months ago

Nice Little Rock path to a beautiful place to sit and watch the ocean.

9 months ago

So cool!!

9 months ago

Do NOT miss this very short but very cool hike. Look at the pics and you'll be convinced.

walking
11 months ago

Great sunrise/sunset location.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Beautiful

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Easy hike. Real slippery when wet. Nice ocean view.

Monday, April 25, 2016

It really isn't a trail, just a few steps to a wonderful view that'll make you feel as if you're at the end of the world. Please be careful, though! Parking's difficult since it's in a residential area.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Going to jump off today around 6 mid high tide of anyone wants to join. Hit me up on IG @bbaize3

scenic driving
Monday, February 29, 2016

Beautiful. Kinda difficult to find parking but really just park on the street somewhere. That goes for anywhere on Oahu.

It's pretty. Jump if you feel adventurous

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Amazing!

walking
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Great view! Short steep walk. There was some construction going on near the trail head... Just look for the blue sign. Great quick stop in a nice neighborhood. Watch the waves crash and spray straight up.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous view! Nice shirt walk. We've been quite a few times and will probably continue to come as the view never gets old.

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