Children: (Under 12) $149.00
Your tour begins with a scenic drive through the lush and green North Kohala countryside. You'll pass through the quaint plantation towns of Hawi and Kapaau, site of the life-size statue of King Kamehameha the First. At the end of the road ypou'll make a brief stop at the historic Kohala Mule Station for one of Hawaii's most spectacular coastline views. And then the real fun begins with a bumpy but short four-wheel drive on an old cane road over private ranchland to our trailhead.
Out of the van, you'll embark back into the early 1900s, when plantation owners there began construction of the Kohala Ditch Trail to bring much needed water to the sugar cane fields. Along the 1.5 mile loop trail you'll see the tunnels, cross bridges and pass by seven beautiful waterfalls. You can take a refreshing dip in the last pool we visit, and actually sit under a cool rainwater cascade.
With its stunning mountain panoramas, green valleys and pasturelands, and of course abundant streams, waterfalls and pools, the Kohala Country Falls Adventure is a fascinating way for young and old to experience Kohala's "story of water."
Schedule: Daily, year-round
Duration: 10 hours including transportation. Hike itself is appx. 2 hours.
Hike Length: appx. 2 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Location: North Kohala
Time: Check in 6:30am
Included: Walking Sticks, Raingear, Warm Wear, Daypacks, Bottled Water, Deli-style wrap, chips, cookie, sodas and juice drinks.
Transportation from Waikoloa. If staying elsewhere, meet at our Kona Headquarters.
No minimum age. 12 & under pay reduced price. Children under 4 years must ride in a car seat (not provided). Children under 3 years must be carried in a backpack carrier (not provided).
Requirements: Closed-toe walking shoes or hiking boots, short-sleeved shirt, shorts and a light jacket or sweater. Have bathing suit under clothing and bring a towel. Participants should not be physically challenged or unable to walk over uneven, muddy or rocky terrain.