11 Stunning Waterfalls in Oahu You Can Hike To

This amazing natural setting is blessed with a variety of hidden waterfalls, tucked into the verdant landscape that you can hike to.

It’s impressive that an island as small as Oahu manages to cram in so much natural beauty. So much, in fact, that if you hope to experience as much of it as possible on your visit, you’ll need to plan your time carefully.


Waimea Falls

Not only will you find a gorgeous 45-foot waterfall here among the lush foliage, but this is a sacred Hawaiian site with immense cultural significance and 79 archaeological sites too.

One of the more popular Oahu hikes that include a waterfall, Manoa Falls is easy to access from Waikiki, and the hike is doable for a range of skill levels.

Manoa Falls

Lulumahu Falls

This isn’t the easiest of hikes. It’s uneven and gravelly but if you’re adventurous and able to stick it out, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful 50-foot waterfall.

This popular hiking trail only takes around an hour and a half to arrive at the beautiful cascading waterfall. It’s only about a mile’s worth of hiking along Judd Trail, but it can be challenging going in places due to rocks and roots, and branches.

Jackass Ginger Pond

Likeke Falls

Also known as Old Pali Highway Falls, the two-tiered waterfall is one of the easiest waterfalls to access, and definitely one of the best waterfall hikes on Oahu.

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