Waimea Valley Trail

EASY 103 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
429 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

2 days ago

7 days ago

$16 to look at a water fall.... I'll pass. There are better hikes on the island that aren't commercialized.

9 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

18 days ago

Beautiful and relaxing trail, great opportunity to step into the original culture of the island. The waterfall is beautiful after a heavy rainfall to!

18 days ago

18 days ago

$16 entrance fee and you are required to wear a life jacket in the swimming hole. Bullshit.

24 days ago

My husband and I went on an overcast/rainy day and really enjoyed ourselves. There was hardly anyone there at all! The "hike" is more of a one mile stroll on a paved path through the botanical gardens and valley scenery. The Falls at the end were plenty full due to the rainfall. A few brave souls were swimming at the falls (lifejacket required) but we just watched.

There is an entrance fee but I didn't think it was unreasonable - especially if you are a plant nerd like me ;) The area is really beautiful and worth checking out. I could see how it wouldn't be as fun on a hot and dry day though - maybe save this trip for if it's too rainy or cold to go to the beach.

25 days ago

Forgettable, not worth the money.

1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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!

2 months ago

Sad to see such beautiful nature get turned into a money guzzling cesspool.

2 months ago

walking
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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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