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Hike to the Palolo Valley Waterfall

Hello Hikers,

On Monday, May 27, we will be hiking into Palolo Valley along Waiomao Stream to reach the Waterfalls. We will meet at 8:30 AM at the corner of Waiomao Road and Halenoho Place. I recommend you park on Halenoho Place as parking is tight on Waiomao Road. There will be several stream crossings which will involve rock skipping. I would suggest a hiking stick to help you balance yourself across the rocks. I recommend a second bottle of water in your backpack as a backup. Bring lunch. Hiking shoes will get muddy on this trail. Mosquitoes will be encountered on this trail. I expect we will be out by 2 or 3 PM. We will reach the first waterfall, and for those who are interested, go to the second waterfall.


Directions:

Head to Kaimuki then get on Waialae Avenue. When you get to 10th Avenue, turn towards the Koolaus (mauka). 10th Avenue is marked by Central Pacific Bank across the street and Tamura’s on the mauka (mountain) side of Waialae Avenue. Head into 10th Avenue until you get to Waiomao Road, then make a right into Waiomao Road. Proceed on Waiomao Road until you see the Broken Ridge Korean temple on the right side of the street. Halenohe Place is on the far side of the Korean temple. From the meeting point at the corner of Halenohe Place and Waiomao Road.

Here are descriptions of the hike:
This write up by David Wu describes the route we will take and gives further details on the hike:

http://whereisdavewu.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiomao-stream-trail-waimao-falls-trail.html

Pictures from others who have done the hike. We may head up the second waterfall.

http://www.unrealhawaii.com/2010/08/kaau-crater-hike/

http://www.alohafrom808.com/?gallery=kaau-crater-rim-loop-trail-photo-gallery

Aloha, Alan

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  • Monique

    C'etait une aventure de penetrer dans la foret tropicale humide de la vallee Palolo, mais nous avons pu decouvrir 2 belles chutes d'eau et une vegetation luxuriante...

    May 28, 2013

  • Monique

    Should be a nice hike!

    May 24, 2013

  • Akiko S.

    I did't know there were water falls in Palolo Valley. Looking forward to seeing you.

    May 22, 2013

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