Waimea Valley Trail

EASY 140 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

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.

8 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
14 days 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
18 days 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
21 days 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.

1 month ago

Nice family hike! Beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 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
2 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.

2 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

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful trail, pathed, kid friendly, gorgeous trees and flowers.

2 months ago

Directions are a bit confusing. We parked at the sign that said Kokee Park. Didn't know til later that you can also park at the outlook and trek down. On the right of the sign is a road that goes down to the trail. We were going to take our car but decided not to because we weren't sure if there were any turnaround areas/no warnings or anything. Trails are marked up until you past the outlook of the canyon. We got a bit lost after the first little waterfall but made waterfall facing the canyon. I thought we were going to see waifoo falls from the bottem but you actually are in top of waifoo falls. It was only in helicopter the next day that I saw where we were at and saw the waterfall. Great place for canyon view and drone photos!

3 months ago

This trail is for all ages. It's beautiful with lots of local flora. We had a blast. It was more of a leasure walk than hike but it's a must.

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful, easy walk. Lots of beautiful flowers and interesting trees. All the names of the plants are provided throughout the park. Nice waterfalls. It is possible to swim. Safety vests are provided. Water is cold. It is necessary to purchase tickets to the park at the entrance. There is a gift shop and places to eat.