Lulumahu Falls, Honolulu

Lulumahu Falls - A Quick Overview


Address: 4459 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

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About Lulumahu Falls, Honolulu

Off the Pali Highway, a short hike takes you to the bustling waterfall located near Kaniakapupu Ruins (King Kamehameha III’s summer home).

The refreshing view is some thing that was clearly loved by the King himself and a dip in the water is nothing short of luxury! Kick off those shoes and take a well worth shower here as you see the rustic side of Honolulu.

To make the hike easier- lookout for red ribbons tied to trees that warn you from being off track!

Lulumahu Falls Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
  • Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
  • Carry a towel and change of clothes if you need to. 

How To reach Lulumahu Falls by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Old Pali Rd + Mamalahoa Pl (5 kilometers away)
  • By Taxi
  • By hiring a local Cab.
  • By renting a Car/Bike.

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Lulumahu Falls, Honolulu Reviews

  • This place is AMAZING. It's so mysterious, no signs or real trails... Straight up for exploring! Especially if there aren't a lot of people there. First you enter through a fence, then walk past or through a bamboo forest, then on a very windy trail amongst bright green mountains, then through a jungle, skipping past creeks, climbing over and under trees, up up up until you reach a breathtaking waterfall!

  • Amazing hike! A little tough to figure out the way in but once you get on the right path it's quick. Definitely wear the right shoes (aka flip-flops will not work) because there's a few slippery rocks along the way & mud etc. Beautiful scenery. A must see :)

  • Love this hike. I would say it took us about 30 minutes to reach the falls. Be careful which trail you take. It had beautiful views of the mountains, lush jungles and a nice little creek along the way. Always stay near the creek. You have to cross it a few times to stay on trail.

  • After parking, you walk through a bamboo forest, and then what looks like an abandoned road, followed by a beautiful walk along a stream bed. Keep walking up the stream (or along the stream) and you arrive at an amazing waterfall. The hike may be difficult for older people that are prone to breaking bones because it is very muddy and the boulders are covered in algae or water (which makes them very slippery). The waterfall does not disappoint though. It looks approximately 150-200 meters tall, with a small pool at the bottom. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes to reach the waterfall at a leisurely pace.

  • Beautiful hike. Follow the pink stripes and signs. Follow the road and go up the stairs. Do not wear flip flops and a swim suit. But I survived..

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