May 10, 2016

Yes, Jackass Ginger Pool Trail is the actual name of a trail on Oahu! My friend Jenny, who is awesome at finding these little hidden gems, found this trail. I was set to go as soon as she told me the name. We have a few favorite hikes that we were going to do, but we decided to try something new when I went to visit her last week (read all about that here!). I’m really glad we did!

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The Jackass Ginger Pool Trail is more officially known as the Judd Memorial Trail, so if you see signs for that, you’re on the right path. The trail is right off of the Pali Highway, so it’s not too hard to find. It’s short, only about a mile, but it involves a few stream crossings, which can be tricky and slippery.

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It doesn’t take long to get to this pool.

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At the end, we found this waterfall!

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This was an awesome, quick trail. There weren’t many people around so it felt like we had a little slice of paradise all to ourselves.

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Tips for hiking the Jackass Ginger Pool Trail/Judd Memorial Trail:

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12 responses to “Hiking the Jackass Ginger Pool Trail in Hawaii”

  1. Um, I think that’s the most awesome name for a trail ever! I love that y’all decided to try something new out, and that you got to see a beautiful pool and waterfall at the end of the hike!

    • Carolann says:

      Thanks Ashley! I was so tempted to go back to my favorite places but I love trying new things!! That waterfall was a total surprise. I think that sometimes people think that Hawaii is crowded and touristy, and it can be, but there are so many off the beaten path type places where you feel like you are the only person on the whole island.

  2. Jenn says:

    Maybe I’m five years old, but the name of the trail alone would have me wanting to hike it, haha!

  3. Jenny says:

    It was a fun a hike as the name implies! So much to see in such a short hike. So glad we got to go together!

    • Carolann says:

      Thanks for finding it and taking me! I don’t know how you do it but you always find the BEST places!

  4. Lux G. says:

    Ooh, what a wonderful experience isn’t it? The view is so worth it.

    • Carolann says:

      Thanks!! I love hiking and this one did not disappoint! It’s so worth it to get muddy and sweaty for views like that!

  5. Emma says:

    So, so pretty! I want to visit Hawaii so much!

    • Carolann says:

      You know, it’s only 8 hours and 1 time zone away from New Zealand! haha! And if you do get to go one day, I will be able to tell you the best places to go! (and maybe even be there to show you around myself;)

  6. I’ve never been to Oahu, but it looks like I now have at least one reason to go!

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