“Amazing waterfall accessed from the Kalalau Trail”
— Bill Hilf
Check local weather, access to this trail often closed due to flooding. Pay close attention to the flash flood warnings - they are no joke here. Dangerous shorebreak and riptides at Hanakapi`ai beach - use extreme caution (don't go into the ocean at this beach).
Features: Views — Waterfall
Need to Know
Two creek crossings but easy to navigate with suspension ropes to hold onto for stability. You can swim in the pool at the falls! Main Kalalau Trail
can get crowded with tourists hiking, so suggest to get an early start.
Frequent rains, so slippery rocks and a couple river crossings, but easy crossing with suspension rope for stability. A few significant grades greater than 15%
A beautiful trail off of the Kalalau Trail
leading to the 300 foot tall Hanakapi'ai Falls. The trail here can be very slippery, narrow and steep, but the scenery and views are definitely worth it. It will require an occasional scramble. You'll feel like you are running through Jurassic Park! The creek crossings are straightforward, but be cautious of the flash flood warnings and use the suspension rope to balance.