Waimea Valley Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Haleiwa, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
About an hour hike. They give you a map and pamphlet with information about the history and all the plants/birds. There's also signs on the trees and near the flowers to tell you what they are. You can even swim in the falls!
Sad to see such beautiful nature get turned into a money guzzling cesspool.
We've been here 3 times in the past 3 weeks. I recommend going on a Thursday so you can enjoy the farmers market before or after. If you go late enough in the day you don't need to pay, otherwise it's $16 a person. It's a lot, but if you're a plant person it's worth so much more. Plants, labels, originations, botanical names, facts, and the prettiest trees and plants I've ever seen. I learned so much. Swimming is an option at the end in the waterfall area. Once again if you go later in the day there is no lifeguard, if you go during the day there is and they will charge you to swim.
Fun family trail, very mild and great waterfall at the top to enjoy with seating and an opportunity to swim at the base of the fall
This isn't going to be a solo hike through the woods, but it's a great way for everyone, no matter what ability, to enjoy the natural beauty the island has to offer. You do have to pay, but hopefully some of that money goes towards conservation efforts.
This is a paved road to this Waterfall has a lot of beautiful plants and trees on the way. But this is just a walk in the park. Extremely popular there are a lot of people on this trail.