Waimea Valley Trail

EASY 145 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
239 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

walking
17 days ago

You have to pay for an admission fee to get into the park. $16 per adult and $8 for a kid. It’s not a hike at all, just strolling in the paved road. There are a lot of trees, bushes, flowers and cultural heritage sites to enjoy a long the way. You can swim at the waterfall. But rating as a hiking trail, I have to give two stars only for the waterfall and facilities (bathroom and changing room).

hiking
18 days ago

It is an extremely easy walk. Good for strollers, kids, etc. The gardens are nice. Swimming at the fall is worth it. The water is a little bit colder than the beach, just a little.

28 days ago

super easy walking. about 20 minutes to the falls if you don't stop & enjoy the plants. It's a paved road all the way up thru a botanical garden. nice way to kill a few hours.

walking
1 month ago

Super easy wide road paved walk through a series of different plants/botanical garden. Not a hike at all. Tourist area, pay to get in, walk down a paved road passed/through plants and it ends at a waterfall and swimming hole that you have to get a life vest from the lifeguard to go into and he monitors it and lets you jump from 1 specified little area a few feet up from the water top. It was a nice place to take older mainland parents to see Hawai‘i and stroll safely and at their own pace.

nature trips
1 month ago

Not the trail I expected, it's paved And more touristy than I thought it would be. but it's not a bad trail. It's more of an educational trail consisting of different vegetation from around the world. Everything is labeled to identify what it is and where it's from. The waterfall at the end of the trail is FREEZING COLD and requires a life jacket (provided by the lifeguard). It's a pretty little nature walk.

walking
1 month ago

Easy walk, lots of flower, trees and birds. Swimming out to the waterfall was awesome, but the water is cold. No cell phone reception was nice!

walking
1 month ago

With so many beautiful hikes on Oahu this one was not very impressive. It was pretty and the trail had interesting historical boards to read. The waterfall is nice but the tourist traffic really draws away from the beauty and the worst part of it all is they force you to wear a life vest to swim in the pool under the waterfall. The admission price is steep at $16 a person and the entire trail is paved. If you are looking for a tourist attraction this is it.

2 months ago

Nice family hike! Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Easy is an understatement. Paved all the way to the waterfall. Defiantly family/tourist driven. also cost $16 to get in.

2 months ago

If you are looking for an actual hike go someplace else. This is an over priced tourist trap. $12 per person to walk 3/4 of a mile with about 200 of your favorite variety of tourists down to a "waterfall". All along the way are plants that have been transplanted from other locations. Once at the "waterfall" if you want to take a cool dip, you must get a life jacket from the lifeguards who will Rey very hard to get a tip from you. Almost impossible to get quality photos as there are tons of people all over the place. Definitely a waste of time and money.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This was a great family walk and we will definitely do this again. Recommend bringing swimsuits for the falls with aqua socks/water shoes. The life jackets are provided and are mandatory.

walking
3 months ago

Paved path with lots of history, information and flora to explore. Make sure to bring swim suit for the falls and stop to play the ancient Hawaiian games.

3 months ago

It was a great pleasure to walk the trails of Waimea Valley . My first adventure with my wife . We had a great experience

3 months ago