Kohala Waterfall Hiking
- Easy hiking with little vertical gain
- Two streams with multiple waterfalls
- Swim at a waterfall pool
- Picnic lunch served at scenic ocean overlook
For an all-around Hawaiian adventure, join Hawaii Forest and Trail into the heart of the Kohala countryside for waterfall hiking. North Kohala is a land of old sugar plantations, Hawaiian legends, and untouched natural beauty. The excursion begins with a scenic drive through the Kohala countryside … upon arrival in Hawi town you will ride a 6 wheel drive Pinzgauer offroad to the trailhead. Walking along the 1.5 mile loop trail, you'll pass two streams with seven waterfalls and three bridges, plus ancient Hawaiian terraces and flumes along the famous Kohala Ditch. With easy walking, countryside views, and a chance to cool off swimming in a mountain stream with cascading falls overhead, this is an ideal family adventure! Lunch is served during the tour, and on the way back a brief stop is made in Hawi town for you to check out the art galleries and quaint shops.
Kohala Country Falls Adventure Rate (HFT1s/p)
$200.00 per Adult, $175.00 per Child (12 and under) (plus 4.712% Hawaii sales tax)
Guests staying in the Kona Downtown area meet at the Hawaii Forest and Trail Store: GPS Address: 73-5593 A Olowalu St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Click to view map
Guests staying in the Waikoloa area meet at the Queen's Marketplace Shopping Center: GPS Address: 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI 96738 Click to view map
Schedule: Monday through Saturday
Duration: About 7-8 hours depeding on your accommodations.
Maximum Group Size: 14 guests
Pickup: Meet at the Hawaii Forest and Trail Kona location around 7:00amam, or pickup in the Waikoloa Beach area around 7:30am.
What to Wear: Comfortable walking shoes or reef walkers, bathing suit, hat, sunscreen and a light jacket or sweatshirt.
Gear Provided: Walking sticks, warm wear, day packs and rain ponchos
Tour Includes: Transportation, snacks, beverages & lunch
Restrictions: Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain.
Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. This event is "RESERVE NOW PAY LATER"; we need a credit card on file to finalize your reservation but we do not charge you for your space until a few days before the beginning of your vacation!
Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event.
Kevin's Activity Tips:
This tour is perhaps better described as a "walk" than a "hike." The trails are not difficult and the total elevation gain over the course of the hike is about 200 feet. The Kohala Waterfalls Adventure is suitable for younger children and includes a swim at one of the falls. It can be slippery though, and guests need to be able to walk on sometimes rocky and sometimes muddy terrain. It isn't a difficult or strenuous hike though.
"Why do I need this tour? Can't I just go to these waterfalls on my own?" The answer is no. Access to the trailhead is from private property and the road that leads there is gated and locked. While it would be possible to do the hike from the main road, you'd have to trespass in order to access the trail, and it would triple the amount of time it would take you to get to the falls.
This tour now includes transportation from downtown Kona or pickup at Waikoloa Beach area resorts. Your email confirmation will detail the exact time and place where you will meet the tour company.