Off-Road Adventure Outside of Hilo Hawaii: Umauma’s ATV Experience

Get muddy on the side of a volcano!

Summary: Get down and dirty on a thrilling, fun-filled adventure for the whole family to enjoy! Take in a full tour of Umauma’s beautiful views on an all-terrain vehicle. Guided tours are offered daily, all drivers must have a valid driver’s license! Located 14.5-miles north of Hilo, Umauma Falls is the place to go for adventure.

Umauma Deluxe ATV Tours Highlights

  • Duration: 1.5-hour ATV tour on a 5.5-mile private course
  • 4×4 ATVs or Side x Side UTVs (2-seat or 4-seat)
  • Ride-along Guide Driven option
  • Photo opportunities of our beautiful waterfalls and tropical scenery
  • Includes a break at our private waterfall and pond where a light local snack is provided, as well as the option to cool off and take a quick dip
  • Great for all skill levels! Fun practice course to familiarize riders with ATV operation

Click the Book Online button to find a time that works best for your group! Book early to get a time that fits with your itinerary. This tour is a perfect addition to a day in Hilo or on the way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

On our trip down the Hamakua Coast, we stopped for some zipping at Umauma Falls. Erica and Henry did the Garden and Waterfall tour as I conquered the 9-line zipline course. If your whole family can’t do the ATV tour, they can explore the grounds or hang out at the gift shop and cafe.

Umauma Deluxe ATV Tour Details

Hawaii Island’s best zipline has added another thrilling, fun-filled adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Take in the beautiful views of Umauma and the Hamakua Coast that you can only experience while riding one of their many all-terrain vehicles. Choose between their automatic, 4×4 ATVs or their Side x Side UTVs (2 & 4-seat). Get down and dirty as Umauma’s trained guides lead you along a 5.5-mile course with stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, breathtaking stops to view the Umauma River and Waterfall, and a journey through a Hawaiian guava grove.

There is no better way to enjoy miles and miles of mud-throwing excitement than The Umauma Experience’s Deluxe ATV Tour. This tour takes you along a private, 5.5-mile course, with plenty of opportunities to take photos of beautiful waterfalls and tropical scenery, as well as a break at their private waterfall and pond where a light local snack is provided. Feel free to take a dip and cool off! All of our tours end at “The Pit” where we allow you and your crew, as well as all the new friends you made as you rode along together, to enjoy a fun group ride around the mound before returning to base. If you’re searching for your next adrenaline-filled adventure during your stay in Hawaii, check out The Umauma Experience. You’ll be sure to have an experience of a lifetime.

This tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.

The Umauma Experience Location

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The Umauma Experience at Umauma Falls is located 20-minutes (14.5-miles) north of Hilo, on the east coast of Hawaii. From Kailua-Kona, it is a little less than 2-hours. If you are staying in Hilo or doing a driving tour from Kailua-Kona down the Hamakua Coast as we did in this video, then stop at Umauma Falls for a couple of hours of adventure.

ATV Deluxe Tour Requirements and Restrictions

  • No history of neck or back injury. Cannot be pregnant. Must wear closed-toe shoes, pants, and shirt.
  • Passengers 4-11 years old must ride with parent/guardian in SXS. A passenger in Guide driven Ride-Along must be 12 years old and up with parent/guardian on tour.
  • Max weight for drivers: 350 lbs.  Max weight for back seat passengers: 250 lbs.
  • ATV Drivers must be 16 and over with parental permission and accompanied by parents or guardians on tour.
  • Side-by-Side Drivers must be 18 and over.
  • All drivers must have a valid driver’s license and present it at check-in.
  • Permits are not driver’s licenses.

Cancellation Policy

24-hour cancellation policy: Bookings canceled less than 24 hours before tour time will be charged in full.

FAQs: Umauma’s ATV Deluxe Experience

What should I wear on the ATV Tour?

Closed-toe footwear, such as sneakers of hiking boots should be worn. Be sure to tie back long hair. Glasses should be secured with a strap. Make sure you remove any sharp objects from your pockets.

What if people in my party don’t want to ATV?

For those who are too young or not interested in rappeling, they can partake in a self-guided tour of the Umauma Falls and Garden for $12 plus taxes and fees. Book here.

Can anyone go ATV-ing?

Everyone can enjoy our ATV adventure but there are some restrictions. Minimum age of 4 years old.

  • No history of neck or back injury. Cannot be pregnant. Must wear closed toe shoes, pants and shirt.
  • Passengers 4-11 years old must ride with parent/guardian in SXS. Passenger in Guide driven Ride-Along must be 12 years old and up with parent/guardian on tour.
  • Max weight for drivers: 350 lbs.  Max weight for back seat passengers: 250 lbs.
  • ATV Drivers must be 16 and over with parental permission and accompanied by parents or guardian on tour.
  • SXS Drivers must be 18 and over.
  • All drivers must have a valid driver’s license and present it at check-in.
  • Permits are not drivers.

Does the tour run rain or shine?

Yes. Their tour runs rain or shine. UTVs have covers on them but you will get wet and muddy.

Can we do both the Zipline and ATV Tours on the same day?

Of course! Each of their tours are 2 to 2.5 hours long. We have a 9:30 am ATV tour that finishes at 11:30 am, giving you the opportunity to jump on their 1 pm Zipline Tour. If you would like to start the morning off ziplining, you can reserve their 10 am Zipline Tour ending at about 12 pm or 12:30 pm, then end the day on our 1 pm ATV Tour. Either way, you can enjoy a fun-filled family day with The Umauma Experience.

Is the ATV Tour guided? Why can’t my (unlicensed) 16-year-old drive? Why can’t my (licensed) 16-year-old pack us (family members) in a side-by-side?

Yes, all their tours are guided. There are two guides on the ATV Tour: one will lead the tour and set the pace for the adventure; the second guide will be at the end of the fleet, making sure everyone stays on course and is having a good time. Their insurance requires all drivers to have a valid driver’s license. Being that a 16-year-old is not legally an adult yet, they cannot have a minor pack any other members in Umauma’s vehicles, but they are more than welcome to drive their own ATV (if they have a valid license).

Do you provide transportation? (From Hilo or Kona)

Unfortunately, not at this time.

Is there a cancellation policy?

They have a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel for any reason be sure to call and notify them 24-hours before your scheduled tour. You will then be issued a full refund. If you call within 24-hours and Umauma Experience can possibly reschedule you, but no refund will be issued.

Will there be other outdoor activities besides ATV tours?

Yes, they offer zipline courses, Umauma Falls & Garden Tour, waterfall rappels, and a zip and dip tour. Make a full day out of it. Check out their other tours here:

 

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About The Umauma Experience Team

For me, the guides leading our zipline adventure made the trip even better. Their instruction, stories along the way, smooth operation of the course, and friendly faces had everyone laughing and enjoying the zipline. It was pouring rain for some of the trip but no one seemed to mind.

Let the team at Umauma Experience tell ou about themselves here and why you should go with them on this epic adventure.

A memorable adventure is only as good as the guide leading your way. At the Umauma Experience, we know Hawaii is so much more than a beautiful place to get away from it all. You’re here for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and know memories are made here. Our hope is to enhance your time on our island with guides who bring a unique and fun perspective beyond the usual experience.

The Umauma Experience guides love adventure. They have deep knowledge of the landscape and a passion for the history and cultural heritage of Hawaii. Hawaii is more than just a destination; it’s a way of life for those of us who live here. Our guides live and breathe the outdoor life and will take that love of the great Hawaiian outdoors and share it with you no matter what adventure you choose. We want to show you what makes Hawaii and Umauma Falls unique, sharing local history and our experiences here, and give you a hands-on experience you’ll never forget.

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