Bears in the Wild is for our more frisky and wanderlust members. We plan to explore Oahu on group hikes and expeditions.
Our March hike is on Sunday the 25th @ 10am
This is my favorite waterfall hike on Oahu because of how scenic the waterfall is and how few people use the trail.
Location: Kane‘ohe, HI
Length: 4 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Duration: 1 – 2 hours
Elevation Gain: 371 ft
Trail Type: Out and Back
Entrance Fee: N/A
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Though rather unknown amongst visitors and residents alike, Hamama Falls is one of O‘ahu’s best. Tucked away in the back of Waihe’e Valley, a simple two mile dirt trail meanders its way through the forest until reaching the gorgeous 40-ft waterfall. The path is easy to follow and is family-friendly, including a small swimming hole off to the left within the first 10 minutes of the hike. There are a few short uphill slogs as you approach the falls, just enough to have hikers craving a refreshing waterfall to swim in. The pool at the base of the falls is shallow, but is certainly provides a relaxing way to cool off.
The trailhead is a locked fence because the land is owned by the Honolulu Board of water supply we have been asked not to publish the address as this is a quiet neighborhood that would be forever changed if the beautiful waterfall became a major tourist attraction. That is why I am not going to publish directions to the trailhead. If you live in Oahu you can eventually figure out how to get here by asking around.
We will meet and follow each other to the neighbor hood. Park along the street then walked up the road towards where the trailhead begins.
Ride share will meet at the Zoo parking lot across from Hulas at 9am. then we will gather at
Kahalu‘u Regional Park
47-114 Waihee Rd
Kane‘ohe, HI. 96744
to drive together to the falls.