What to do in Sacred Falls State Park

Park closed indefinitely. (11-22-02)

This state park is named for an 80-foot waterfall that lies at the end of a narrow canyon on the windward coast of O'ahu. The park protects the site that is steeped in Hawaiian legend. The hike to the waterfalls is two miles one way and can be treacherous. Deaths have occurred at the site when flash flooding from distant rains have swept hikers down the canyon. Please note the mountain weather before entering this canyon hike. If there is rain in the forecast find another hike!

Recreation
Hiking, viewing scenery and photography can be enjoyed by visitors at this site.

Location
This site is located on O'ahu's northern windward coast. It can be accessed from the Kamehameha Highway one mile south of Hau'ula.

Climate
The climate is pleasantly mild on O'ahu throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island.

Address
P.O. Box 621
1151 Punchbowl Street, 131
Honolulu, HI 96809

Phone: 808-587-0300


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