The 85 Feet Leap of Faith on Oahu —Cliff Jumping Guide

Edited GoPro photo of person jumping Leap of Faith cliff jump

The island of Oahu is dotted with mighty waterfalls and fierce cliffs. Truly a spectacular spot for cliff jumping. Leap of Faith might be the most thrilling jumping spot in all of Hawaii. It is located southwest of Hanauma Bay, just a corner from Spitting Cave. This place has a high danger rating and is more suitable for experienced cliff jumpers and swimmers. 

The cliff features an epic jump spot, about 85 feet high. The water depth varies depending on the season. The water is more shallow during low tide, and the waves are rough. Also, rocks underneath the water are not always visible from the top. So make sure to check the water conditions before you jump. 

Even the dog noped out of this one!

Inexperienced? Steer clear of Leap of Faith

  • This jump is extremely high. Even professional cliff divers rarely jump higher than that. 85 feet is no joke!
  • There are ledges right underneath, so you need to jump quite far to avoid injury.
  • The waves underneath can be rough, and climbing back onto the shore is difficult.

Other jumps right next to Leap of Faith

Spitting Caves

Spitting Cave is another popular cliff jumping spot located at the southern tip of Hanauma Bay. The site features a 70 feet jump with some ledges, so you can also take it easy and jump off of the lower cliffs. This spot is not suitable for inexperienced cliff jumpers. Watch out for occasional riptides and undertows. 

Spitting Cave’s exact location can be tricky to find. However, it is available on Google Maps, and you can find it easily without hassle. Once you arrive at the location, there will be a little alley leading you to the ocean. The trail can be muddy and slippery, especially after rain. Wear hiking shoes if necessary.

China Walls

The unique rock formations in this spot create an ultimate cliff to jump off of. The jumps in China Walls range from 5 to 20 feet high, which is excellent for those looking for a little rush jump! The water depth near the walls is about 10 to 15 feet, but it gets more profound if you venture away from it a little bit. Watch out for the unexpected waves!

China Walls is located about 25 minutes from Waikiki. The best way to get to the cliffs is by walking through Koko Kai Beach Park. Then, all you have to do is type it into your Google Maps or GPS!

Alan Davis Beach

Alan Davis Beach is one of Oahu’s most kid-friendly cliff jumping spots. You will encounter some local kids jumping off the planks into the water. The jump is only about 5 feet high, making it the safest among other spots. The best time to go is during high tide, as the water can be shallow during low tide. Also, go during the week to avoid crowds.

The beach is around 10 minutes drive from Spitting Caves. The best way to get to the beach is through the Kaiwi Shoreline Trail. There are two trails available. The paved trail leads to the Makapu’u Lighthouse, while the marsh trail leads to Alan Davis Beach. Make sure you choose the right track! It’s around 5 to 10 minutes walk. Wear proper hiking shoes if necessary, as some road parts can be rocky.

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