Less Than A Mile Of Hiking Will Lead You To This Stunning Hawaii Waterfall
By Megan Shute|Published June 15, 2019
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
From short waterfalls that cascade into small pools where you can swim to towering cascades you can only witness via helicopter tour, the waterfalls you’ll find in Hawaii are truly remarkable. And while you’ll find several Hawaii waterfalls hiding in plain sight — no hiking required — there are even more that are found off-the-beaten-path and only accessible via dirt paths. Today, we’re featuring a short and sweet hike that leads to a stunning waterfall swimming hole deep in the heart of Oahu.
Because this incredible destination is stream-fed, it is important to issue a friendly warning about the risks associated with flash flooding, and leptospirosis bacteria found in many of Hawaii’s natural pools. It is advised that you check weather reports and ocean conditions before heading out for the day, never swim in these pools when you have open wounds, and to always watch your step. With that warning out of the way, let’s lace up our hiking boots and make a splash.
Address: Alapena Pool, Honolulu, HI 96817
Have you ever enjoyed the beauty of this Hawaiian swimming hole? Where do you go when you want to make a splash in the Aloha State? Share your favorite spots with us in the comments below.
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