Explore Oahu: Lulumahu Falls and Kaniakapupu Ruins

Posted by Sarah Klacik on

Please note: you need a (free) permit to do this hike. You can apply for it here: Lulumahu Falls / Kaniakapupu Ruins Permit
Lulumahu, a popular waterfall hike in the Pali region, is near the Kaniakapupu Ruins, better known as King Kamehameha III’s summer home.
Kaniakapupu Ruins, Oahu
If I hadn’t been with a group that was familiar with the trail, I would have completely passed by the ruins, and I don’t think I would have found the waterfall. Do your research before you head out, and follow the ribbons!
Kaniakapupu Ruins Summer Home
This was my first time hiking in the Pali region, and I LOVED it! It’s pretty easy to imagine yourself in a different world as you walk through the dense bamboo forest, and follow the winding trail along the the streams.
Pali Region Bamboo Forest
Lulumahu Falls is an impressive 50+ feet tall, and I wish I had brought a different lens to capture it!
It felt good to enjoy the quiet rainforest, and jump in the water to cool down.
Lulumahu Falls
This is definitely a hike I’ll be taking again.
Lulumahu Pools

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  • Great pics and write up! Love this hike, one of my favorites on Oahu. Check out my pics if you’re interested: https://lookintohawaii.com/hawaii/44446/lulumahu-falls-hike-activities-oahu-honolulu-hi

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