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The trek to Waimanu via the Muliwai trail is technically 7.75 miles from trail head to trail head, but it is actually longer if you decide to hoof it down from the Waipi'o Lookout- a steep 0.9 miles at a 20% grade. The descent can...More
My wife and I drove our Jeep down one of the scariest roads anywhere, 4x4 required, to base of Waipo Valley and forest at the black sand beach. We hiked across the beach, through a small river (best to cross in the surf as the...More
My husband and I have done this trek twice now, once in 2013 and once this June. The first time we were completely unprepared for the type of endurance and ability the hike requires (being from the flat midwest), but we made it. We had...More
I itched to hike to the Waimanu Valley for years, and finally had the opportunity to do so in 2015. It is a hidden gem far from tourist traffic, but it is one of the most rewarding places to discover in Hawaii. The Waimanu Valley...More