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Is Waimea Falls hike free?

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Asked by: Deanna Brown

This beautiful (but sometimes wet and foggy!), paved, family-friendly hiking trail ends at Waimea Falls. There is an entry fee (for adults and children, military pricing) for this hike.

Does it cost to hike Waimea Falls?

While there are lots of free things you can do on Oahu, a visit to Waimea Valley does require an entry fee. The admissions fee for Waimea Valley is $18 per person. You can buy tickets when you arrive at the park.

Do you have to pay to see Waimea Falls?

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There is a small fee to enter the park. This is a worthwhile contribution, as the place is dedicated to the preservation of the incredible botanical and cultural features of the area.

How much does it cost to go to Waimea Valley?

Yes, it’s $16 for adult, $12 for senior & students, $8 for child. TheY also have discounts for Kama’aina/Military withID as well as family & group rates. A family pass is for 2 adults & up to 6 children for $100. Beautiful walk with waterfall at end, great for photographing.

How long do you need for Waimea Falls?

about 20-30 minutes

The Waimea Falls Hike to the waterfall is one of the easiest hikes to do in Oahu and one of the best waterfall hikes on the island. The trail is well-marked and only takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the waterfall. It’s an excellent hike for all ages and is mostly shaded, making it a perfect choice on a hot day.

Can you drive up to Waimea Falls?

You can drive to this site a quarter mile up a small road off the main highway, or take a small hike up a trail that starts just beyond the entrance to the beach parking lot. There are some nice views along the way and up top!!

Is Hanauma Bay free?

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Once you arrive at Hanauma Bay there is a standard entry fee of $25.00 for each guest. If you live on the island of Oahu and have a valid Hawaii ID card or Hawaii drivers license then there is no charge to enter the park.

How long is the hike to Wailua falls?

The trail is approximately a third of a mile long but the crux of the trail is down a very steep and slippery slope. Hikers must hold on to roots, limbs and handy ropes (if present) to safely navigate the slope. The trail can be completed in about 15-20 minutes (each way).

Can u swim in Waimea Falls?

Swimming at the waterfall is allowed but the status of swimming changes throughout the day depending on the weather. There are three waterfall conditions: regular swim, limited swimming, and no swimming. Be sure to check on the waterfall swimming status before your visit by calling (808) 638-7766.

How do I get to Waimea waterfall?

To reach these falls its an easy 20 minute walk along a paved road from the main street through some beautiful botanical gardens. One can swim in the falls and there are lifeguards. For those with mobility issues there is a golf cart that can transport you at a cost.

How cold is the water at Waimea Falls?

Today’s Waimea Bay/Pinballs sea temperature is 79 °F.

Is the Dole Plantation worth it?

If that’s your benchmark, and you see exactly none of Hawaii’s other real beauty, the Dole Plantation might seem okay. (Even then, probably not.) While you might see it pitched as a free place to visit, it’s absolutely not. The only free aspects are the (overpriced) gift shop and (overpriced) restaurant.

Why did Dole leave Hawaii?

In the 1980’s, the two largest exporters of pineapple, Dole and Del Monte left Hawaii. It’s simply much cheaper to produce pineapple in Asia and South America. In 2009, Maui Land and Pineapple also shut down operations. Today, the state of Hawaii produces less than 10% of the pineapple sold worldwide.

How much time do you need at Dole Plantation?

How much time should I plan to spend at the Dole Plantation? If you intend to do all the activities — the maze, garden tour, and train ride — expect to spend about 4 hours at the Dole Plantation. This includes some time to enjoy a Dole Whip (more on that below). You can obviously adapt based on your time constraints.