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Best hike of Oahu

This tops the 4 hikes we've done across the islands. A proper hike! Permit easily got from Hawaii... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Peta O
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Pretty Hike

This is a very pretty hike. But, it's not for beginners. Steep, at times muddy, and long. Be... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This tops the 4 hikes we've done across the islands. A proper hike! Permit easily got from Hawaii reserves Inc at laie shops. At a decent pace, but slowing for the final muddy section, took 1.5hrs to reach the falls. Hiking shoes made it easy...More

Thank Peta O
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This is a very pretty hike. But, it's not for beginners. Steep, at times muddy, and long. Be sure to bring plenty of water and some snacks. Oh, and you'll also want to pick up a permit.

7  Thank Where2GoWhere2go
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

This trail is definitely a little more than just a hike. If you are going, be sure to bring lots of water and don't worry about snacks because there are a lot of cherry guavas everywhere. When you reach the coconut tree, your halfway there....More

3  Thank John K
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

We started at 9am and we're back at the car by 12:15pm. It's 3.2 miles to the falls from the yellow gate. The gate will be locked but you can get by. It's uphill all the way. If you see rain clouds over the mountain,...More

10  Thank Curt F
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We hiked in the rain but it was warm. Parts were really muddy so if it is wet bring some old shoes. It was fun with some nice views well worth the trip. No real parking available. It is in a neighbor and not a...More

Thank PNG98
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Get ready for mud if you travel there when it rains. It's technical, full of trees and roots and really fun. Start early because it may take you longer than you thing and the number one tip is: get your papers filed BEFORE going so...More

Thank Caretia
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Great place at the top with the falls. Usually are running. Fruit to eat along the way (if you are traveling at the right time). Not very scenic on the way up ... lots to walk through.

Thank torticus
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

The whole family took the hike and noone regrets it. It took a little longer than expected, but then again, we had a child with ut. The first part is really easy, but the view and the forest is beautiful. Later in the path gets...More

2  Thank zibrzibr
Reviewed August 1, 2016

For those who enjoyed a small hiking trip and looking at different plants and birds, this would be a great place. The area near the falls is very crowded, But taking a dip in the pond below the falls can be refreshing after all the...More

Thank rfc997
Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you haven't made this hike before, I would suggest on enlisting someone who knows the trail to go with you. Signage is minimal. Finding the trailhead and then staying on the trail for the first few miles is questionable. The hike is definitely worth...More

1  Thank SequimWATraveler
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
This area is public land. We got a permit to hike there