Waimanu Valley – Hawaii Big Island – Epic Trip Adventures


Waimanu Valley is our favorite overnight hike on the Big Island of Hawaii!  Waimanu Valley and Wai’ilikahi Falls are usually only seen by helicopter but if you’re up for a challenging multi day hike, these locations can be visited on foot.  Our guide contains essential information, photos, our favorite camping sites, a detailed map, and step-by-step instructions to Waimanu Valley and then on to Wai’ilikahi Falls.  Check out the video of our adventure hiking to Waimanu Valley here!

Check out the ONLINE VERSION of our Waimanu Valley Adventure Guide or click the button below for a downloadable PDF.


Waimanu Valley – Adventure Statistics

Time Required:2 Days+

Location:Kohala Forest Reserve, 50 miles northwest of Hilo

Distance:  19 miles (30.5km) round trip

Highest Elevation:1394ft (425m)

Elevation Gain:5250ft (1600m) round trip

Difficulty:9/10 – Rapid elevation gain, long and exhausting, can be very slippery if wet.

Season:Year Round

Additional Requirements: DLNR Camping Permit