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Maunawili Trail

1275 Maunawili Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96734
808 973 9782
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Ranked #43 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My son-in-law and I hiked this trail after a heavy rain. The trail elevation grade is not very steep compared to many of the other island trails, however the mud, ruts, stream crossings and web of tree roots make up for elevation gain. Our shoes and legs were covered in mud upon the completion of the hike. I wore removable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We hiked this when it was only supposed to sprinkle. It rained the whole time. Lots of mud, but thankfully no bugs like others had warned. We didn't make it to the waterfall because we didn't chance going across the rushing waters. Still worth the adventure. Being a change of clothes, shoes, and anything else that can get muddy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I have read alot of the reviews and agree with all of them. It is beautiful, muddy, and amazing!! The reviews that are negative are ridiculous to me. It was raining and very muddy, and i am a beginner hiker and on top of that I had a mid foot fusion 10 months ago. The reason I bring up the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wear good closed shoes and bring a walking stick and plenty of water! I was worth it! There is a fee for parking, I also recommend the arborerium nearby!

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This wasn't a trail, it was a mud pit. The only way you could hike it is in rubber boots, which we didn't bring. We struggled along for a bit until it became obvious that our footwear (hiking sandals) were not going to stay on our feet, and doing the trail barefoot would be a disaster. I don't care how... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Let me start off by saying if my cousin who showed us this hike has mentioned that we need lace up shoes my review would be much different. I was in sandals (wasn't told this was bad idea) and the came off probably 20 min into this hike. From there on out I had to try and make it barefoot.... More 

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We enjoyed this hike. Yes muddy so don't wear flip flops. Hubby wore tennis shoes with socks, I wore Keens. Anything with a rugged sturdy sole works well due to all the exposed roots you step on. Big tip: find a restroom before you start unless you like peeing off a busy trail! Bug spray too! There are a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Extremely muddy! Overall took my husband and I about 3 hrs of actual hiking and we spent about 30 mins at waterfall. Unfortunately you can't enjoy the scenery because you are too busy concentrating on where to step next or saving yourself from wiping out! I'm glad we did the hike but I wouldn't do it again.

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Romulus, Michigan
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I feel like we definitely got a workout on this one. I was very muddy, but husband only a little. We saw people hiking in tennis shoes, flip flops and barefoot. We thought we might get lost as the trail wasn't marked well, but it is marked enough. We even came back a different way without meaning too. Worth the... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a nice hike for nature lovers and active adventure people. It was muddy and slippery on the day we went, but it is a lot of fun!

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