Waiilikahi Falls Trail

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Waiilikahi Falls Trail is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honokaa, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

17.5 miles
5,974 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





6 months ago

Amazing hike. Like everyone says the book end up and downs are killer. We day hiked it so we parked down at the beach to eliminate the extra road trip to the trail head. Do not, do not follow this maps route to the falls! Once at the beach at Waimanu go past #10 campsite and follow the edge of the valley in to the falls. About a mile. It is sparsely marked with pink ribbons. Well worth the effort.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The first mile is hella steep - paved road. Once you get to the bottom, make a right at the fork and follow the dirt road to the beach. Go towards the left direction along the beach where you meet the river. You have to cross the river to access the trail to the falls. However, there are a lot of large slippery submerged rocks so cross is difficult. If the tide is low, you can walk around it but there are some deep spots. With my camera equipment, I decided against crossing as I did not want to fall in the water ruining my camera equipment. Officials are currently dredging the river to prevent future flooding when it rains. It's very beautiful here. Hiking up the paved road can be a butt kicker since it's around 1,100 feet elevation gain. Stunning views! Interesting wildlife, birds etc. you can surf and fish here, as well as, take a 4 wheel drive truck down here.

Monday, January 02, 2017

There is a very steep paved road near the lookout. Go down that path on foot. Turn right at the end of the paved road and do not continue straight (leads to a dead end).

After you turn right keep going and you will reach the beach. Keep to the sea wall and you will hit the falls.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

One of my favorite hikes. Swim beneath the waterfall was amazing.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Wonderful area, large surf, and had the beach to ourselves while here on the north shore of the island. One of my favorite experiences on the island.

Thursday, August 04, 2016


Thursday, October 09, 2014