Waipio Valley Trail

HARD 50 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

45 minutes ago

hiking
3 hours ago

Amazing views and beautiful beach. Weather can change suddenly so brining rain gear is a good idea. Amazing waterfalls and wild horses.

off road driving
21 days ago

Fun trail. We rented a 4wd and drove down to the beach, then took the Mulawai trail up the far side to a good view point. Amazing drive. On the way back, we took pity on some of the hikers going up the 25% pitch and gave them a ride. They were grateful. The wild horses are on the flatter part heading out to the beach. They are well accustomed to getting treats from tourists, so watch your fingers if you try to pet them. Bring an apple! Looking forward to coming back and doing the whole Mulawai trail. The beach is wonderful and has a nice break if the swell is not too big.

22 days ago

We did it in the rain. Foggy but awesome. Totally worth it.

28 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

it's a cultural experience

1 month ago

Beautiful trail to a secluded black sand beach with very few people. You can also see the waterfall if you turn to the left on your way down but be careful as it crosses private property! The walk back up was tough as it's very steep but it was worth it! The views throughout were breathtaking :)

1 month ago

Gorgeous valley, standing at the bottom of the waterfall is incredible. Be careful which route you take, as it involves crossing the local's property, and some owners can be pretty aggressive about it.

2 months ago

Absolutely stunning views. The beginning and end of the hike is very steep and the trail up to the waterfall is closed but you can get close enough to see it and get some great photos and the beach is perfect. Powder black sands and few people. Totally worth the effort to get there.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Just gorgeous. the parking lot is a great view of the valley but the hike down is worth it. if you consider yourself a hiker you can hike it. the hike down starts as a very steep road that cars are on as well and turns into a flat mud road to the beach. bring your swim suit!

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very steep (25% grade) paved road to bottom then gravel/broken pavement to the stream ford. Road splits at bottom of grade with a branch going back to beach park. Great walk through farmlands along river and good view of the waterfall before the stream ford. Trail back to the falls is closed. Climb back up the road to the lookout is strenuous.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

short, steep and sweet

hiking
4 months ago

Hard but worth it!