Explore the family friendly Lisa Falls

Tom’s experience hiking to Lisa Falls:

Lisa Falls is a multitiered waterfall up Little Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City. Lisa Falls Hike

The trail up to the waterfall is very short, about .11 miles from the parking area. However, the trail to the falls is pretty steep.

Salt Lake City Lisa Falls

You must cross the stream to get to the waterfall so either wear shoes that can get wet or be prepared to jump across rocks.

Hike Lisa Falls

It really wasn’t too hard to keep your feet dry on this hike. The waterfall is pretty neat and has at least two tiers.

Lisa Falls Waterfall

The river itself is also very pretty as it flows along the granite rocks. You can climb up to the top of Lisa Falls if you climb up the left hand side as you are looking at the waterfall.

Lisa Falls Salt Lake City

It isn’t too difficult but it is dangerous. Dogs are not allowed up Little Cottonwood Canyon or on this hike.

Tom’s Rating:

Trail Info: The Lisa Falls trailhead isn’t marked but isn’t too difficult to find. At the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon you will drive up canyon for 2.7 miles. There will be a small parking lot on the right side of the road and another small parking lot on the left hand side of the road. The trail starts on the left hand side so if you can park there thats awesome. The trail is pretty easy to see. When we went it was pretty crowded and easy to find.


Parking Lot: 40.572686,-111.726503

Lisa Falls:  40.572724,-111.727681

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Climb to the top of the Ancient Kahakuloa Head

Tom’s experience climbing Kahakuloa Head:

Kahakuloa Head is a steep hill outside of the quaint village of Kahakuloa in Maui. Getting to the trailhead requires a short drive along a treacherous bit of highway.
Climb Kahakuloa Head

The trailhead is a dirt pullout right next to the highway overlooking the steep ocean coastline along northern Maui past the Nakalele Blowhole if you come from the west.

Hawaii Kahakuloa Head

There is no real trail to the summit of the Kahakuloa Head so you will have to bush wack and crawl under bushes some. The trail is very steep and nearly vertical in some areas. At the summit there is a survey marker to let you know you made it.

Kahakuloa Head Hawaii

Getting down is more difficult than getting up. The grass you are hiking through is often moist from dew or rain and the hill is so steep it is easy to slide down.

Maui Kahakuloa Head

Be careful if you try to climb this. Legend has it that King Kahekili would climb 200 feet up the Kahakuloa Head and then dive into the rough and shallow waters below.

Kahakuloa Head Maui

The summit of Kahakuloa is 646 feet above sea level.

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Trail Info: The trailhead is easy to find but difficult to reach. From the Nakalele Blowhole, continue along highway 30 until it becomes highway 340. 340 is very narrow in spots but is mostly paved. The trailhead is on the ocean side of the highway after the town of Kahakuloa.


Parking Lot: 20.99848,-156.545691

Kahakuloa Head Summit: 21.000821,-156.545311

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