Spitting Cave

EASY 73 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.

9 hours ago

Not a hike but certainly one of my hands down favorite views on island.

2 months ago

Wouldn't call it a hike but still a super cool view of the water, interesting rock walls and the spitting cave of course. Worth the stop.

hiking
4 months ago

Wow; the view, the perspective given the ledge and drop off, and an awesome spot for raw Hawaii surf. Definitely tread cautiously and if you can take the ladder down to the surf.

5 months ago

Very much enjoyable space
We went through an alley and there was rope to hang on to for the decent. A few memorial plaques help confirm the need to be aware of caution of surroundings.
Take in sights and power of the amazing beauty of nature

hiking
5 months ago

This isn’t really a trail... but an amazing place to catch a sunset and whales in the winter!

6 months ago

Sunset !!!

8 months ago

Not really a hike, but super fun nonetheless.

9 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.

11 months ago

Beautiful view but not much of a hike

11 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
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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.

Friday, June 16, 2017

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

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Nice spot to visit ..

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

So cool!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

walking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

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.

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's a nice spot to go to and enjoy the scenery. It's not an actual hike but it's nice nonetheless. I've heard that people jump into the water but I wouldn't do it. The water is clear as glass and I was able to see some colorful fish from up top. There is also a little ladder where you can climb down and get closer to the water and to the cave. I would recommend it to anyone.

fishing
Sunday, June 07, 2015

Spitting Caves is a nice spot to watch the sunset. Maybe come to fish, but Definitely not an area for swimming. Aside from the mouth of the cave itself, The rest of the coast is dangerous and full of shallow coral. DO NOT jump unless it's as calm as glass here, or you will get cut up for sure. Spitting caves can kill you in several spots.

hiking
Monday, October 14, 2013

Not a hike, more of a scenic lookout over the Pacific. Great view of the back of Diamond Head.

hiking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

Not a hike, but a must see! Although maybe not because I don't want this spot to be over crowded for when I go again!

hiking
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Been a couple times..can't get enough of this gorgeous view! The whole cliff side is made of formed lava. And if you go down the ladder and head down to the right you can see the cave opening. But no way to get to it being that the ocean makes it impossible nonetheless the view is beautiful! Definitely worth the stop!

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