How long is the hike to Waipoo Falls?
Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waimea, Hawaii, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until February.
Can you hike to the bottom of Waipoo Falls?
You can’t hike to the bottom of Waipoo Falls. This hike will only take you to the top of the falls. It is not your classic waterfall hike but it is a beautiful hike nonetheless.
How do you get to the bottom of Waipoo Falls?
There’s effectively no way to hike to the bottom of Waipoo Falls, though I suspect if there were, the best way to get there would begin via the Kukui Trail. The trouble with attempting to get there is that State Park Management requires you to stay on officially marked trails.
Can you swim at Waipoo Falls?
Waipoo Falls is the waterfall that can be seen from the Waimea Canyon Lookout, and from many other areas along the 550. Waipoo Falls is over 800 feet tall, and is a spectacular island waterfall. If you are daring, you can enter into the pool at the top, and swim over – and under the initial waterfall.
How do I hike to Waimea Canyon?
Canyon Trail Walk down the dirt Halemanu Road for roughly 3/4 of a mile to a parking lot. From here, you can proceed to the Cliff Trail Overlook and onward along the Canyon Trail. Total distance from the start of Halemanu Road to the top of the falls is four miles round-trip and will take approximately 2-3 hours.
Do you need a permit to hike Waimea Canyon?
LIHU’E — Starting next week, non-Hawai’i resident visitors to Waimea Canyon State Park and Koke’e State Park will be required to purchase both entrance and parking permits. A non-Hawai’i resident vehicle fee runs $10, and a commercial vehicle with up to seven people will cost $25 for parking.
Is Waimea Canyon a hard hike?
Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, this canyon is 3,600 feet deep at the deepest point. There are challenging hiking trails and short walks to look out points Puu ka Pele and Puu hinahina, both of which have parking and provide breathtaking views.
Does it cost money to go to Waimea Falls?
This beautiful (but sometimes wet and foggy!), paved, family-friendly hiking trail ends at Waimea Falls. There is an entry fee (for adults and children, military pricing) for this hike. You will be asked to wear a life vest if you wish to swim in the falls. While this trail is paved, the slope is often steep (over 8%).