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Nice little trail to waterfall. Gets prettier as you go. Go to end of road, cut around fence to left. Hike. Please carry in carry out.

short but views are great

This is not a hike, it is more of a walk. There are a few nice views along the lake but nothing really spectacular. Half of the trail is on the paved road that leads through the park, and cars kept driving by. That’s why I gave the trail low rating. It’s hard to enjoy nature if you have to look out for cars. All in all an easy walk even for younger kids, if you have to push a stroller you get a little workout because some stretches go a little uphill but it’s not too bad.

We parked in Hui Iwa Street (turn in where the Mc Donald’s is) and walked along the main road to the trail head. ( about 5 mins walk) Trail Head has a yellow marker. Loved this hike, not scary at all. I walked the trail with my 7 and 10 year old, took us about two hours with a nice break at the bunkers. View is spectacular. Always stay on the wide main path, there are no turns, you just walk straight. Didn’t see the bees on the way up but on the way down they must have been disturbed by people going by, they were swarming. Be careful! Hike is a nice mix of stroll and exercise and is well traveled. Don’t go after rain, first part is red dirt and steep hill which will get slimy after rain.

Great hike, but definitely tough in some spots. After it’s rained, the bottom is very slick. The views were amazing. When we got to the top, the peaceful vibes were ruined by some young kids blasting music on a portable speaker which was also blaring their notifications. Pretty infuriating. We finally had to ask them to turn it off. They did for a few minutes, long enough for us to capture some videos. Over all, I had a great time and can’t believe I saw those views. I just ask fellow hikers to please be considerate and think of others when it comes to the music, especially when it’s at the the goal of the hike.

We did this for New Years sunrise and it was great! Parking was rough. the trail was very easy to follow only one split from main trail but even at night it was easy to tell with our headlamps. Slightly muddy, but we managed to stay clean. Enough people to feel safe but not crowded trail. There was a beehive near the top we were given a heads up about so keep an eye and ear out.

The kids and I needed a fun, quick excursion to get us out of the house, and this was the perfect fix! They love the tropical rainforest feel of the over growth, bamboo forest, and lots of unique plants. Some of the vegetation is marked, but most isn’t. There are two steeper points (easily tackled by a 3 & 5 year old with a little reminder to watch their step), and the views from the top are pretty beautiful. There happened to be a few sail boats on the water!
Parking wasn’t an issue for us since we came during the week, but it will definitely require planning for most people. There are two small dirt spots right at the start of the stairs leading into the trail (tiny overgrown sign marking), and there seems to be a few more dirt areas where people routinely park. However, be very careful that every inch of your car is on the dirt and not the pavement or else you’ll get a ticket. There are signs everywhere with that warning!
It’s a heck of an uphill hike if you can’t park at the trail head...be prepared for a harder hike to get started than the trail itself!

The start of the trail was pretty slick and muddy, but once we got up the first couple little hills it was no longer a problem. Definitely worth the views at the end! Now we have to head back down, and not looking forward to the slick, muddy finish.

This is by far one of my favorite places on O‘ahu! It has some of the most beautiful views, but it is about as family friendly as it gets. It’s definitely more of walking trail than a hike, but the paved roads make it easy for the small kids and those of us needing to bring strollers!
I love the weather, too! It’s much cooler than the rest of the island, and the constant rain from the mountains makes for some gorgeously overcast scenery. I highly recommend a jacket, though, as I have never been without it showering at least a little.
There are lots of beautiful flowers and trees, some historical sites, wild animals like boats roaming around, and even a fishing pond with an awesome view of the mountain range!
The fishing is only on the weekends, and it’s fairly difficult to catch anything as the fish have learned the game. They check out bamboo rods and even offer bread to visitors, so it’s a fun experience regardless of what’s caught.
Fair warning—be careful with feeding the ducks. Our 3 year old was bitten by an impatient duck that was about half his size. He was fine, but the ducks followed close behind as we hurried back up the muddy hill!

This is a easy trail but difficult to find at first (esp if you aren’t good with directions) right in the middle of heavy traffic (next to), parking isn’t the greatest. And not to mention the trail is muddy as all get out if it rained anytime during the week before you come. Definitely not a good place to hike on a rainy week. Muddy all the way up and down. Prepare to get dirty

I really enjoy this one. Great vantage point at the end of the trail.

It's a great waterfall for Oahu! but it's not like completely breathtaking. Fun little hike.

Great trail with a great waterfall. Got lucky it was empty today usually frequently visited

The trail is well kept and the view from the lookout over the bay is great. It's easy enough that my 6 and 3.5 year olds were able to go around twice and they wanted to go again. There's a structure about midway that has benches, where you can sit and have lunch or a snack or wait out the Windward and Mauka showers. We'll definitely go again. Use mosquito repellant. Especially if you will be going through the bamboo area.

This trail connects to a trail leading up to the ridge. There's a lot of California grass and it's pretty steep. It would've been difficult to get the kids back down, so we didn't go.

The biggest negative for this hike is parking. there's space for MAYBE two cars. It's a very narrow road without shoulders.

And outstanding hike that provides the most panoramic view of the Windward side that I have seen! Make sure you buy a set of crampons to wear with your hiking shoes or you will be sorry, er muddy! Don’t forget to try that Mexican restaurant in the shopping center! Order the stuffed peppers.

Great short trail with limited parking. My toddler was able to walk all of the trail with some assistance. Awesome view at top of the loop.

1 month ago

Nice hike with stream access and nice swimming holes, but be cautious. The trail is behind a locked gate protecting government private property. The houses in the neighborhood have double fences. Some fences are spiked. The people living on this street are not friendly. The trail itself has a bad feeling about it. We also saw meth heads hanging out in the late afternoon.

good little hike. my 1 year old could walk a lot of it. a lot more overgrown than we thought. quick and fun

1 month ago

A place with an interesting history; stop at the building to read about it. The loop trail provides a fun way to get to the spur with a great view of Kenoehe Bay. Beyond that is very challenging. If going late in the day, be sure to have a flashlight as the woods get dark at sunset.

Absolutely beautiful, great hike awesome waterfall

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