One of my favorite waterfall hikes on Oahu is one that leads to Likeke Falls. It’s on the Windward side of the island and is just about perfect! Last week, I lead a kids hike there. My daughter and I have done it several times. But, it was the first time we were able to bring my son along since we usually go when he’s in school. He enjoyed it as much as we did!
We begin at the Ko’olau Golf Course. It’s a short little 3/4 mile hike through a little forest ending at a beautiful 2 tiered waterfall. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the waterfall.
The kids enjoy this hike because it is short, easy and it involves swimming!
You’ll see the trailhead in the parking lot. The terrain is pretty simple. However, it can get muddy and there are some branches you need to maneuver over and through.
You will just venture along until you see a place where the trail splits into a “Y.”
If you take a left here, you will be lead to the Pali Lookout which is the same area as the Pali Puka hike (not kid friendly). Here is my post about hiking the Pali Puka: Pali Puka-the Ultimate Precipice.
To get to Likeke Falls, you will take a right at the “Y” which is marked with a pink ribbon.
From here, you will get to my favorite part of the trail: walking through the “tunnel of branches.” It always is kind of fun to adventure your way through them.
Not much further and you will begin to hear the waterfall and it will come into view.
It’s not a huge waterfall. But, we love it. It has 2 tiers to it.
The kids enjoy making me nervous and climbing their way up to the different levels. In the middle, there is a little “pool” area as well as the base of the water fall.