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Waimea Valley, Oahu

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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  • This was a gorgeous waterfall, requires a short jaunt on a paved pathway to get there. There is a lifeguard present who requires you to wear a life vest of you want to swim. Seemed like overkill at fi...  read more »
  • Take the trolley to the waterfall instead of walking. The regular path was closed due to shooting a show so the detour was a hike. During the heat & the 3/4 hike we regretted not taking the cart. Once...  read more »
  • This is NOT in Oahu! At least when you go to pay, it shows it is on another island! This is a disaster. They listed it on Oahu to try to get sales, but all they are doing is scamming people out of mon...  read more »
  • Went with my freinds in the bigining of August. Very beautiful valley! I suggest that you come early on in the day. Nice place to have a picnic. Call ahead of time and ask if your allowed to swim in the waterfall that day, it was closed when I went. Its a bit of a walk to actually get to the waterfall. Mosquito repellent is a must!!! Definitely would go again.
  • Entry is $16 per adult, $8 per child, free parking but get busy after 3pm. 30 walk will bring you to the amazing waterfall where you can swim. Life jackets are provided (you must wear them). Wonderful experience!
  • Waimea is my favorite spot on the planet! Young children might find the trail tedious, but I love the idea that I was traversing the same ground trod upon by the ancient Hawai'ians. My father was here in the late 60's while in the army. He remembered there had been a foothold and a handhold directly under the waterfall. We visited in 1984. He swam into the falls, unerringly found the spot he needed, then reached around to pull me (then 14 years old) up with him. I heard that a year later, there was a terrible flood that changed many of the landmarks in the valley. In 1994, we traveled to the island again. My stepsister and I swam towards the falls and spotted a lifeguard gesturing to us and yelling into a microphone. We swam away from the falls to hear, and she was telling us to go into the falls! When I got there I found the rock with the holds was missing, leaving a small cave in its place! I jumped up into the grotto along with my sister while the lifeguard called the other tourist's attention to us.
  • This is definitely worth seeing. The plants/trees/animals you will see are amazing. It's a good 30-45 minute walk until you get to the actual falls (taking your time) but you will be rewarded with going into the water for a nice swim (which is pretty cold by the way). Across the street is also the amazing Waimea beach which you can combine for a whole day experience .
  • Just amazing. Get there early and beat the masses. Depending on rainfall, the falls may be closed to swimmers. But take your time and enjoy the hike through the gardens. They have a restaurant on-site, as well.
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