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Maunawili Falls

Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Kailua
Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls
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Westlake Village, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

GREEN Plants EVERYWHERE! Beautiful, but slick as it rains here often. Think of hardened mud that has dew on it. The lush rainforest and cool temperatures was very refreshing.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a relatively Easy Hike with exception of being muddy and slippery. You are hiking on a wide trail with many tree roots and mud most of the way. You have to cross the stream a couple of times before you get to the main attraction, "the Maunawili Falls" The falls fall into a moderately deep pool with cold... More

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Kremmling, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It had rained the day before we hiked to the falls and the trail to the falls was very wet and muddy to the point it was slow going in a few places. I wouldn't recommend going after a rain storm. The hike was beautiful and the scenery breathtaking. The falls are cool and refreshing. Some were jumping from the... More

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This hike is a must do for anyone visiting the island of Oahu. We make a point to do it every time we've been to the island! A lot of people have the impression that Hawaii is just a huge rainforest when in reality it has many different climate zones. I was very surprised on my first visit that there... More

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Amazing hike through a rainforest, its moderately challenging but the reward of a beautiful waterfall and fresh pool to swim in at the end is more than worth it! Wear shoes that can get muddy and wet, its inevitable and take lots of water to drink you will need it!

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The site says intermediate hike, it was very tough. If it rains before you go you will be in mud up to your knees. There are TONS of shoes on the trail because people sacrifice them due to mud. The waterfall is small, as long as the hike was I wanted a HUGE waterfall, it was not! However you can... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

The trail is poorly maintained. Please read "Wendy R's" review for complete description by a local. We turned around after a short distance as my husband fell twice in the mud. I fell just before the end and broke a wrist, requiring surgery. At the Kailua ER - the staff joked I was in the Maunawilli Bay. They estimate at... More

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San Marcos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

absolutely one of my favorite hikes on the island! love the waterfall and pond!!! don't forget your bug spray! :)

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107 reviews 107 reviews
44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a super muddy hike so be prepared to get dirty. The hike is somewhat strenuous and has beautiful views. The hike takes you too some falls that you can jump off of. So much fun. Definitely do this hike so you can jump off the falls. Parking is in a neighborhood.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Awesome hike to the falls. This is a better choice than pillbox. My pungent to swim at the falls if you like. Just be careful not to ingest the water and do not swim if you have open sores. The water could be infected by run off from wild pig waste. Just be careful. This is a must do hike.

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