Note: Hamama Falls is not open to the public. It is illegal to hike this trail and to do so would be cause for citation or arrest. There is also a risk of falling boulders, landslides, and drowning. As our disclaimer partially reads: “I’m not your daddy, these are dangerous as sh*t hikes, even the simple ones, if you got [insert applicable disorder, disease, or physical impairment] don’t even think about it yo.” Also, consider these tips on Hiking Safely In Hawaii. Mahalo.
Hamama Falls is no Aiea Ridge. Of course it isn’t, you might be thinking. Hamama Falls is, well, a waterfall, and Aiea Ridge is a ridge hike. Yes, you’re right. The only reason why I bring up Aiea Ridge is because that was supposed to be the hike that this post should have been based on. This was not the case because the Exploration: Hawaii crew had a little too much fun the night before, exploring Downtown Honolulu in the dead of night. There was no time to wake up at 6am in the morning as planned to hike the twelve-mile grinder that is the Aiea Ridge Trail. Oh well. Instead, we hopped on a little used gravel road in the back of Kahaluu, and found a hidden gem of a waterfall.