Waipio Valley Trail

HARD 80 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
50 minutes ago

2 days ago

This hike has great views along the way up. I recommend looking at the trail map on the outlook side before heading down to the beach. The trail is much longer than 3 miles. The map shows the various points on the trail.

If you have a 4WD vehicle, DONT PARK AT THE TOP. Drive down and park on the beach. This will save you the ridiculous walk up a paved road that has 20% grade.

Both sides on the beach have great views of the ocean and the valley. To get to the trailhead you have to cross a river. It was about 3 feet deep and had lots of slippery rocks, you can’t see. Thankfully an amazing person helped me get across.

Some reviews say there is a “spectacular” view of one of the waterfalls in the valley. The view was ok, unless they were referencing another hike along the way that you can get to.

Hike is moderate.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike, amazing views, bring lots of water! Highly recommend!

12 days ago

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16 days ago

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20 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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
1 month ago

1 month ago

This place is absolutely beautiful!

1 month 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.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Tough but so worth it!!

hiking
2 months 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 .

2 months 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
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago