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

So we started the trail around 930-10 and we got there just in time. Going up was easy and smooth, only had to stop for 2-3 people at a time, but once we got to the waterfall is was packed. There were multiple people going past the “do not go past this sign” sign, like way past it, so it was a little chaotic. We didn’t stay very long because of the crowd, and on the way back down it was starting to get busy so we had to wait for multiple groups. Love it because it’s beautiful, and easy but very high trafficked.
If you’re uncoordinated like me, i think walking sticks would help. Even if it was a little more wet than today, I’d recommend shoes with a good grip.

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1 day ago

Super fun and exhilarating trek! Highly agree to do trail counter clockwise for the best experience. Great way to knock out some cardio and be rewarded with awesome sights. Watch your step as the trail narrows and plants try to trip your feet. Be careful! It does get dangerous. The valley has a bunch of mosquitos so bring repellent! Also don’t forget long pants and shirt or you’ll leave with cuts when the path gets overgrown at the top.

But enjoy!

hiking
1 day ago

This was fun and amazing. There were areas that were slippery and hard to climb but totally worth it.

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2 days ago

Want to see a video about it and make sure it's the right hike for you, check: https://youtu.be/6QWJTPY0n9Y.

One of the coolest hikes that I have ever done. The first half is amazing. You're hiking by water falls and up them. I went on a day that turned rainy (when I checked the forecast it said, 20% chance and it rained on us a lot), and that made it less fun and we couldn't see anything. We ended up slipping and literally sliding on our buts down from the top. DO NOT GO ON A RAINY DAY. It's a better hike for the dry season, first for the views and second for safety.

Tough time navigating as the trail was poorly marked. Missed the pool altogether. Will have to give it another shot soon!

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

So this is actually private property owned by the Board of Water Supply and if you are caught doing the hike you could get fined. Yes, the views are stunning, but BE CAREFUL! People have died on the hike before, and I talked to a firefighter medic who told me that she has personally had to rescue people from the hike with broken backs, legs, etc. Also, go early in the morning. The sun sets extremely fast, so if you start after noon you risk being caught out there in the dark, which is not something you will enjoy. We made this mistake, and it caused my husband to nearly fall over the edge of the third waterfall because he didn't see the edge and he wasn't being cautious. I caught him under his armpits, but the lower half of his body went over the edge.

12/7/17. You can park down the hill for free and walk up, or drive to the top and pay $5 to park here. Came with 4 others, they wanted an "easy" hike so we did this and they were visiting. This was in fact an easy hike for me (was hoping a little harder), but was nice views, large trees. The waterfall was nice and cold. Even though there r signs that say don't cross, several people crossed over. It was a high traffic trail.
Side note. At the top of this hike when you reach the waterfall, there's another trail to the left, I will come back and do this one too.

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7 days ago