Located among the eastern slopes of the rugged Koolau Mountains on Oahu’s eastern (windward) side, Waihee Valley Nature Park is in a relatively secluded area of Oahu far from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki.
Waihee Valley Nature Park features rainforest areas and nice hiking including a trail that leads up a stream to a lovely waterfall cascading down the mountain.
The valley itself was an important fishing and farming area in ancient times and is considered to be a traditional Hawaiian ahupuaa, which is a natural land division that extends from the ocean to the uplands separated by mountain ridges.
Waihee Valley was a major tourist destination during the 1970s and 1980s though today it is much quieter and a great place to see some of Oahu’s most pristine and unspoiled wilderness.
Waihee Valley Nature Park is located in Kahaluu just inland from Heeia State Park.