Waipio Valley Trail

HARD 64 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

21 minutes 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
4 days 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.

1 month ago

1 month 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
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
2 months 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.

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

it's a cultural experience