Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails in Hawaii with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy and beautiful

Very busy with lots of other walkers. Great views though.

My family and I had an amazing experience. It is kid and dog friendly and as well very easy to make it up with a stroller. I recommend this trail to all age groups .

Beautiful hike.

Enjoyable hike for all fitness levels, paved completely to the top. Come early or you’ll have to park on the street. No whales this time.

3/11/2018-Started with the group around 0815 and passed 20+ groups of hikers (quite a few of them brought their dogs along). Weather was mostly overcast and windy so it was a little chillier than usual. Didn’t see any whales on this run but did see some birds flying around and a mongoose.

Very easy, the whole walk is clearly marked and paved. Lovely scenery and such lush vegetation with botanical signage AND historic Hawaiian sites with bits of interesting history for those interested all along the walk to the falls. Bathrooms at the beginning and end, not very crowded in March.

Easy paved hike. It is steep but quite a few places to stop and rest/check out views. No shade.

Did this hike for the tidepools -- to find them head to the first lookout with binoculars (you'll see signs indicating possibility of a whale sighting). There's a sort of natural "staircase" of rocks leading down to the tidepools, and someone has been kind enough to mark the path with white arrows and dots spraypainted on the rocks. It's totally worth it to go down there but be sure to go down around low tide since high tide may be a bit more dangerous for getting into the pools. Amazing, breathtaking, and if you're the only people down there it's even more special.

Did this hike twice - once to get to the lighthouse and once to head down to the tide pools. It’s a slow-climbing, easy, winding hike that had extraordinary views of the countryside on the first half and nice ocean views on the other. The hike itself is paved and not too special but the tide pools are a lot of fun to get to (hike almost to the top of the hill and then head down the black rocks, very easy to spot) and explore. Very popular spot for tourists and joggers. I recommend bringing water since it’s a longer hike than it looks.

11 days ago

Not much of a historic site hike and views of Pearl Harbor along this trail are undesirable. Homeless camps and several areas with heavy tribe smell. May be better bike than hike trail. I would NOT recommend going alone

on Waimea Valley Trail

13 days ago

It was a quick and easy hike. Any age can do it and they provide life jackets to use for swimming near the waterfall. Must pay $17 to enter.

14 days ago

Nice, completely paved, very family (and dog and stroller) friendly hike with gorgeous views. The trail is entirely exposed, so wear sunscreen and bring water, especially if you don't get an early start.

Depending on the season, you may be able to see migrating whales without binoculars.

scenic driving
14 days ago

More of a path than a trail which leads you to the lookout. Incredible views on the drive up and you won’t be tired of them yet by the time you get to the lookout.

3/3/2018-Started around 0800 and saw about 20+ groups of people walking on the path. Finding an open parking spot was pretty easy this time around. Weather was nice and chilly but no whales in sight on this trip for me.

easy hike, just walking up but it does get tiring. however, there are a few view points for you to rest on the way up. saw some whales jumping that was surreal. pretty nice hike

This trail is paved all the way up - steep but safe. We saw people running, Moms and Dads carrying kids and pushing strollers, and folks of all ages. We arrived about 8:30 am and found a parking place right away. The day was overcast and cool which made this hike extremely pleasant. There are several viewing places along the way. The views are spectacular and the whale watching fantastic. Sunscreen! Water!

Nicely maintained gardens, although it was wet after recent storms it was still educational and fun. Certainly, would go back and bring others.

Nice easy hike on a paved road. My wife (21 weeks pregnant) and I hiked to the top. We saw a whale breach 4 times which was awesome! Definitely need sunscreen or an umbrella if you want to stay out of the sun. There is little shade. Lots of viewing stations with helpful information plaques of culture or wildlife. Parking can be difficult, many have to park on the street.

Easy paved trail to view of the falls.

Nice scenic hike. We saw some whales , a few very close to the shore which was really neat. We also hiked the little path that leads to the lighthouse although the lighthouse itself is fenced off but it was still really cool. Go early in the morning or closer to sunset as it will get HOT!!

Nice little walk, I honestly can’t consider this a hiking trail.

Definitely worth seeing!

Nice early morning stroll. not difficult and paved all the way. We had the fortune to spot a whale offshore too!

1 month ago

Easy, fun hike! Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/vmDjCu1t6jc

Waimea Valley Waterfalls is located on the North Shore of Oahu across from Waimea Bay. Enter this into your GPS: Waimea Valley Road, Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712.
Open Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week
Adult - $16.00
Senior - $12.00 (age 62+)
Student - $12.00 (college student must present I.D.)
Child - $8.00 (ages 4-12)
Group Rate - $12.00 (per person - group of over 10 Adults)

Take a casual walk on a paved path through Botanical Gardens and Historical Sites up to the Waterfall area. The hike is 3/4 of a mile one way or 1 1/2 miles round trip. Swim at the waterfalls as stay as long as you'd like. There are bathrooms to change in. If you're up for more excitement, head across the street to the ocean called Waimea Bay. You'll find spots to rock climb, snorkel, scuba dive and cliff jump.

For more videos of Hawaii Hikes, cliff jumping and scuba diving, check out GREEN BERET UNLIMITED on YouTube and HIKING HAWAII on FaceBook.

Easy and beautiful. 5/5

road biking
1 month ago

Nice constructed path, lots of litter though, takes away the beauty.

Lovely walk along tarmac trail. Limited shade so sunscreen is a must. Beautiful views across the ocean. Whales can been seen splashing about!

Beautiful hike, fairly quick and easy. Stunning view.

1 month ago

Super easy paved walk way to both waterfalls

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