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Amazing trail! There was a lot of mud due to the consistent showers on the island, but it was so worth the trek. The fall is beautiful with a few places to rock jump. I recommend at least climbing to the top of the fall because there are two more falls behind the first, which might be even more beautiful. The water was freezing, but refreshing from the mud and heat. The trail crosses the stream a few times, so there are plenty of chances to rinse and cool off. Over all it was a great experience.

Same as Maunawili Trail

Fabulous hike. A little steeper than I was expecting but totally do-able for most anyone

Amazing place for sunrise pics. People normally start getting there about 15 mins prior to sunrise so I recommend getting there earlier for better parking, so the trail isn’t so crowded and for a good seat

Great trail. Beautiful waterfall.

trail is great. I have been a few times a day haven't regret it yet. when you go make sure you jump from the high point on the waterfall (the left if you're looking at the fall)

Very beautiful hike, make sure bring plenty of water and snack. There are no shades. There is no parking. I parked in close by beach and walked from there. It is very busy and straight forward trail once’s you find it.
Enjoy.

was a nice trail! breathtaking view...

Waterfall was great. Hike past the waterfall was an adventure

Very steep, unmarked trail with several branching paths. Easy to get lost on the way down. Very hot and slippery on dry days on the large rock slabs with fine gravel and sand on them. I have not been since August 2017 and don’t know what maintenance they have done since then. The hike itself was not pleasant but the views are spectacular and memorable. Wear hiking boots or trail shoes.

Love the views! Great place to take pictures. Parking is a little tricky as you have to park on the streets a block or so from the trailhead. Be careful when it rains as it can be a little slippery at the beginning of the trail.

Nice trail! It was muddy and slippery, but not bad. Would recommend not wearing a new pair of shoes. Water shoes worked well for my wife and adult daughter. Lots of exposed roots and rocks so those uf us with weak ankles need to be careful. Falls was nice at the end and worth the hike. Wear your suit if you want to make the plunge!

Hiked Aug 2018 This is a pretty good trail as long as you don’t go after a rain. My wife and I are on a mission to hit all the trails on the island in the next few years. We’ve done this one twice so far since it opened back up on Aug 20, 2018. There is a beautiful sunrise view for those daring enough to tackle this trail in the twilight hours.

Amazing views and a fun hike.

Beautiful Breathtaking hike!! Definitely worth it!! Amazing views of the river, jungle trees, and of course the waterfall. We jumped off the cliff of the waterfall it was plenty deep. I disagree with other reviews that this hike is not kid friendly. I took my 3 kids ages 11,9,8 and they loved every minute of it! If your kids don’t like getting dirty or want to be held while hiking it could be a dealbreaker. It is muddy but that was half the fun! We wore great shoes (chaco’s) and it made all the difference. Cant stress how important good footwear is so be prepared. I saw people hiking with flip flops, which is a terrible idea.
The hike starts behind a road with a gate. The trail wasn’t marked but it was easy to find when you know to follow the trail behind the gate. You park in a residential neighborhood to access the trail.

Wack hike. Little muddy on the way up, followed the creek on the way back and it was 100x better

The falls are really, really awesome. They are cold and there are three different diving heights for the more daring. But the hike is not s hole - it is a slog through mud from start to finish. Prepare to get very messy and I’d avoid bringing younger kids or the disabled.

The day I hiked was shortly after all the weather from Hurricane Lane. So the trail was quite wet and muddy with some small fallen trees. Overall I’d say it was a good hike despite the muck. The falls at the end of the hike is the biggest payoff though! The falls are nice and there are plenty of spots to soak your feet, for those wanting a break. For the more adventurous there are the different spots to cliff jump into the pool at the bottom of the falls. The pool is quite deep, but depth is dependent on rain fall and the river current. Best to check the depth or confirm with others that have already jumped that day. You’ll be glad you did it, it’s a blast!

Side note, shoes are recommended, but I saw several people doing it barefoot (not recommended). The trail is slippery wen wet, and the ground is a bit uneven due to roots protruding from the ground. I wouldn’t classify this as a difficult hike difficult hike by any means. Easy-moderate. The higher jumps were around 20-25 feet. The small jump was 4-5 feet.

Trail re-opened 8/20/18. Trail was in pretty good shape and not too crowded.

Very difficult hike, which requires shoes, preferably hiking boots, not flip flops or running shoes. This is an extremely muddy, rutty pathway, that’s not suitable for kids. But, this has to be the most epic hard hike, with deep swim pool with 10-50ft rock jumps into the pool. It’s actually 3.9mi round trip, which requires 4hrs total to enjoy the hike and pool. The words for this hike: epic, awesome, stunning, difficult, very muddy, incredible ending! Bug Spray required :-)

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8/18/2018-Definitely one of the muddier and more humid visits to this trail. We started around 0735 and crossed paths with 20 groups/solo hikers. There were a handful of large groups with kids in tow on our way out so it seems like the popular time to go hiking is around 0900. The waterfall was nice and the mud slowed us down quite a bit but well worth the exercise!

Definitely a chill hike, play in the mud on the way up and wash it off in the falls as you swim in some amazing pools!

Great trail. Great pool below falls with some good jumping into water from 10-50 ft elevations for daring. Muddy. This is not a trail for flip flops or tennis shoes, should really use hiking shoes....Dozens of blown out flip flops on trail. A nice 3 hr - 4 hr round trip with time at falls and pool. Very muddy ... not too buggy but you will get bit by a few mosquitos.

Gorgeous waterfall/ pond to swim in. Muddy hike that was a little tough to follow at times. Shady. Not child friendly.

Prepare to walk through water more thanks once to get to the beautiful water fall. So worth it.

Definitely should not be rated as "hard.". Paddle out against the trade wind and current. Ride in is easy as you are going in same direction as trade and current. Have fun

A moderately easy trail with an awesome waterfall and swimming hole at the end.

They probably went via Po’opo’o Place or Kamahele St., the two alternate backways. They boarded up the Kamahele St. steps and posted signs telling hikers to go away.

https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/hawaii/explore/lanikai-water-quality.xml

http://tinyurl.com/y6wyxz7b

This trail is CLOSED for now. Not sure how others can review it in the past weeks. They have signs posted.

I’m going on my past experience before it was shut. Great views and awesome for exercise.

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