Waipio Valley Trail

HARD 72 reviews

Waipio Valley Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honokaa, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1174 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

walking

beach

river

views

waterfall

hiking
2 days ago

12 days ago

Easy trail to walk down to the valley floor and beach. the black sand beach had great waves for body surfing. the view of the falls was breathtaking. the climb up is not as difficult if you are used to hiking up hills.

hiking
15 days ago

15 days ago

This place is absolutely beautiful!

17 days ago

half of the trail is paved so that might make you feel like you are not doing a real hike. but it is absolutely worth it. i didn't have time, but once you get to the beach (black sand beach), pass the river and go to the other side. it's more quite.

19 days ago

25 days ago

Tough but so worth it!!

hiking
26 days ago

Just got back from doing with my girlfriend which was awesome , but we wanted to hike more or explore more of the island . Then again it was great and epic view of the mountains. Can anyone tell us what hikes are great .

27 days ago

The hill is very steep, but the view of the waterfall alone is worth it. Great views and seeing the Wild Horses was an added bonus.

hiking
1 month ago

the things we'll do for a black sand beach, lol. 800 vertical feet over 0.6 miles with average 25% grade was killer on the way back up. this 'valley of kings' was pretty majestic a.f.

2 months ago

2 months ago

This valley is like a postcard. The grade on the road down is for real...... But the beach at the bottom is so worth it! Not too rough on the day we were there. We enjoyed playing in the shallow surf and hanging out on the hammock at the edge of the forest touching the beach.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Great view from the overlook, you can either 4-wheel down or walk down the road. We walked. Just beside the steep road down is a deep trench, so watch your kids, and be prepared for a tough haul back up. Make sure you go all the way to the beach if you do go down.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

if you are not in great shape this would be a straight forward yet very physically challenging walk up a paved road. you can drive a 4wd vehicle up and down the trail then hike to the beach and waterfall at the bottom. would recommend this approach