Can you hike Lulumahu Falls?

Can you hike Lulumahu Falls?

One of Oahu’s most popular unsanctioned hiking trails, Lulumahu Falls Trail traverses into a dense bamboo forest, along the Nu’uanu Reservoir and up to Lulumahu Falls, a 50 foot plus waterfall. This short hike includes beautiful views of Hawaii, stream crossings and muddy rock paths.

How do I get to Lulumahu Falls?

Finding Lulumahu Falls If you are coming from Honolulu, take the Pali Highway. There’s a parking area off of Old Pali Road, right before you get to the Pali Lookout. If you get to the Pali Lookout, you have gone too far. Luckily, you can turn around at the Pali Lookout if you do go too far.

Can you swim in Lulumahu Falls?

There is a small pool beneath the falls, which is not big enough to actually swim in but perfect for rinsing the mud off. There are also plenty of rocks around to sit on and take it all in.

Is Pali Lookout a hike?

The Pali Puka trail is a short mile suitable for advanced hikers. Located about half an hour from Waikiki, there is parking at the Pali Lookout lot. It takes about an hour to trace the trail, heading off to the left of the parking lot, because there are some steep areas and narrow ridges you’ll have to navigate.

How long does it take to hike Pali Puka?

How high is the Pali Lookout?

1,200 feet
A five-mile drive from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki brings you to the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, 1,200 feet above sea level. To your back, the sheer Koolau cliffs tower towards the clouds.

Is the lulumahu Falls Trail in Hawaii maintained?

This short hike includes beautiful views of Hawaii, stream crossings and muddy rock paths. It is not maintained and there are no signs telling visitors where to go. Do not attempt this hike if it is raining as the stream can be very dangerous after and during heavy rainfall.

Is there a pool at the bottom of lulumahu waterfall?

There is a pool at the bottom of the waterfall that you can wade around in (not really deep enough to swim). There was one other group of three kids at the falls when we got up there, and as we were leaving there was one group hiking up, so it is not very crowded like the popular Manoa and Waimea waterfalls.

Do you need day use permit for lulumahu falls?

If you plan to visit OTHER parts of the Honolulu Forest Reserve, a Hawaii Trails Day Use Permit from the Division of Forestry & Wildlife (Department of Land & Natural Resources) is needed.

Where are the best waterfalls on Oahu?

The waterfall is located near the Kaniakapupu Ruins, King Kamehameha III’s summer home. What makes Lulumahu Falls one of the best Oahu waterfalls, is its impressive height and adventure getting there.