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

Lots of hikers walking to the trail, lots of hikers turned away by the guard.

Gorgeous views of Lanikai Beach from the top- a fairly easy hike with lots of people.

Muddy, slippery but overall easy hike. Took us two hours with all the pictures. All the warnings about bacteria in the water is true and serious, think twice before you step in the water or consider to swim.

One of my favorite waterfall hikes on the island! Make sure you wear water shoes or sandals, there will be multiple times that you have to pass through a stream and it is difficult not to get wet. At the end of the trail, the waterfall is quite beautiful! I’ve noticed that compared to other times of the year, the summer is a lot more crowded. Try hiking up the first waterfall to find the moss slides and an even more private falls! Cheers!

Talked to the guard - closed for the next 2-3 months

trail running
8 days ago

It sure looked neat but there was a guard turning people away today (7/7/18).

muddy but fun anyway. enjoyed the cool breeze too at times.

The trail is closed for renovation. Police are posted to keep you out. July 7 2018

This is simply a great hike. I have only entered from the one entrance on Kaelepulu Drive across from the Country Club and Golf course. Right before a gated community. This is a tough part of the hike. Steep (there are some old ropes if you need them) and can be very slippery especially after a rain. For my wife and I this was fairly easy, but had to use some caution with my 9 and 6 year old but they made it up this initial point no problem. The views are stunning. Some of the best photos we have taken and gives you a better understanding of why everyone loves Hawaii. The one thing I didn't like was the dogs. They have to be leashed, but people don't listen and let them off. I am currently not a dog owner, but what I have noticed is that people don't want your kids to come up to their dogs without permission. However they will allow their dogs to come up to you or your kinds without your permission. It really bothers me. Make sure you bring water, because there is no cover and it gets hot. Great hike, I plan on going back with just myself and the wife and really stepping it out. Should be a great workout.

the waterfall is a nice reward!

nice hike with a refreshing jump into the foot pool of the fall's

Be aware that you have the possibility of contracting leptospirosis in the water and soil on this trail so don’t go if you have any open sores on your body. We didn’t know this until driving all the way out there and saw the sign. Had to turn around cause my husband had a cut. Dangit!

Relatively flat trail with steady and well spaced incline. Can get very muddy so wear clothes and shoes you’re not afraid to get dirty. Overall takes about an hour and a half out and back but the water fall is a fun place to swim and jump so take your time while there. Very fun and worth the trip.

14 days ago

it's a beautiful area but no shade so bring a hat and sunscreen! it's just a flare walking path!

15 days ago

The hike is short and sweet with a beautiful waterfall at the end.

There is another non-descript entrance via Kamahele St. It takes you up from the backside.

Went to the trail on June 28 and it is closed for repairs with No trespassing signs all over. There is also no parking here.

17 days ago

Closed for Two Months for repairs starting June 21. Very eroded. Fenced off on the Kaelepupu entrance and a fence runs up the trail to the first landing.Haven't looked at the Poopoo pl entrance. Don't tresspass of the first fenced uphill sections is pretty dangerous, I saw some tourists bush wacking through people's backyards. If you really going to trespass whihc i don't recommend, it's probably safer to just hop the fence.

Hiked the whole thing this morning. Started at the pillbox side and popped out in a Lanikai neighborhood. Pretty much had the whole trail past the pillboxes to myself. The path gets narrow but was easy to follow.

I did this trail backwards, starting from Waimanalo and ending at Pali lookout. There are some forks at the beginning, so stay on the widest(bigger) path so you don’t get lost. It connects to the Maunawili trail, so follow the sign for that. You will be on this trail most of the time. Wet and hazardous conditions ahead. Watch your step and pack accordingly. Bring a friend or at least tell someone where you are going. You could die. Plenty of water sources along the trail, I suggest bringing a filtration system. I recorded this trail with AllTrails pro, and it logged 12 miles. I finished in 7.5 hours with strained left hip muscle, so it can be done faster. About 1/2 of the way up, the trail seems to end. I saw a blue ribbon which signifies the wrong way. Instead, go up the dry stream about 20 feet and the trail continues. I’m glad I explored a bit before turning back. Theres no where to camp so don’t plan on staying over. I would suggest experienced hikers only with good dexterity. When you get to the end of the Maunawili trail, swing a left up the dirt steps toward the old Pali road. Bypass the “under the bridge” and continue along the old Pali road. The last part of the hike is gravel with some awesome (and rewarding) views along the way. When you get to Pali lookout you’ll have to either jump over a six foot high locked gate or squeeze around the left side of the gate. Its a tight squeeze so if you have a big belly you won’t fit. Good luck out there and stay safe!

Easy trail through forested area. Last part before the falls involved several stream crossings and/or wading. Falls offers a couple places to jump. Water was deep enough when I was there for safety.

nature trips
19 days ago

WEAR WATER SHOES!! Trail gets extremely muddy, water shoes helped a ton. Not the easiest hike. Definitely need good balance skills. Bring hiking sticks if not and you’ll be good. Amazing hike! Beautiful trees throughout the forest and majestic waterfall at the end. Beautiful view at the crest of the hike as well.

always an awesome hike. views for days. bring water and a good attitude

Very nice hike and so pretty for sunrise! Baby wore my 5 month old son! I'd definitely do this hike again

Enjoyed the hike. Definitely steep and you have to watch your footing going down, but the views are amazing. We went during the heat of the day so I would recommend going early to beat the heat.

Loved the jump and the giants tree

It’s harder than moderate IMO. But great muddy fun.

Favorite hike on Oahu thus far, just a great combination of not being to long for my five year old yet still a challenge for myself. Awesome views from the pillbox.

Very steep. Beautiful but difficult getting down. Be sure to go when it’s dry.

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