Waipio Valley Trail

HARD 61 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

12 days ago

12 days 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
13 days ago

14 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

walking
19 days 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
19 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

24 days 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

27 days ago

29 days ago

hiking
29 days 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
1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

it's a cultural experience

2 months 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 :)

2 months 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.

3 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.