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"Some people feel the rain, others just get wet."

Updated: January 28, 2016

Location: A short and easy hike to a beautiful waterfall in Kaneohe.

Type: Waterfall hike

Hike Difficulty: Beginner

Total Time: 1 hour



Things to Consider

  • Kid friendly: yes
  • Pet Friendly: yes
  • This is a perfect beginner hike if you don't have too much experience with hiking. Dogs can hike this trail too.
  • Sometimes the trail can get a little muddy, especially in the grassy areas.
  • Bring extra clothes to take a dip in the pool by the waterfall and also in the swimming hole towards the beginning of the hike.
  • There are three minor inclines, going up a hill but nothing too strenuous.
  • This hike goes through a neighborhood so please be courteous of the neighbors and don't litter.

Your hiking backpack

  • Bug spray
  • 1 Liter of water
  • Snacks
  • GoPro/camera
  • Extra clothes


Take Kamehameha Hwy towards Kaneohe side. Then turn left onto Waihee Road. Follow the road all the way until the end and you will see a gated area. This is where the trail begins. Park on the side of the road where available.

Our Journey

I've done this hike countless times, and I still enjoy it. It is a great beginner hike, or a hike to do after you haven't hiked in a while. It's not too long, but still gives you a sweat from the uphill climbs. There are three major hills until you finally reach the falls. The waterfall is always flowing and you can also head to Waihe'e Falls as well if you want a longer, hidden adventure. There is also a swimming spot after about 10 minutes into the hike where you can jump off the concrete wall. There is also a rope swing and you can even climb the tree and jump off of that. The last time I went, a bunch of people were BBQing and drinking here. This hike is pretty popular and a lot of people hike to the falls. It is also pet friendly. So bring your dogs for a great exercise!

























Head through the gated area to start the hike.

























The trail is pretty much paved road the whole way.



















Some parts can get a little muddy after a good rain.

























An old water pump. This land is owned by the Board of Water Supply.

























On the left will be this nice swimming hole.

























Pac Man says jump in. The water is nice!

























For the Board of Water Supply. Keep out!

























And now the uphill climbs! There are three major hills.

























This hill was long, but nice views of the mountain in the distance.

























Ugh...Another hill!

























The trail leading to Waihe'e Falls here!

























Hamama Falls behind the water pipe!

























So beautiful and always flowing!

























A shot back downstream with Hamama Falls in the distance.



















Looking at the falls, I seen a trail to the left and right side heading to the top. Maybe I'll save that for the next time I come here!

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