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Address: 1275 Maunawili Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96734
Phone Number: 808 973 9782
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Oahu's Party Waterfall

This is a really great hike and waterfall combo and I felt like I was back living on Kauai until I got to the falls and saw the party (we went on a Saturday) with loud music going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Campbell, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was muddy. Yes, it was raining. Yes, it's a rainforest. But, the trail is beat up and badly eroded in many places. Even in good conditions, this trail would require stepping over countless exposed roots. Parts of the trail are in reasonably good shape and are not particularly hazardous for the average hiker (no steep drop-offs, rock slides, etc.).... More 

Thank Muki00
Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Some quick thoughts after doing the trail Saturday: - I wish we remembered the bug spray, we are covered in bites - The trail is very satisfying to complete as 10 miles is a solid distance. It is a beautiful hike too with great views of the mountains and outlooks of Olomana. It is longer than our normal hike but... More 

Thank Adam D
Honolulu, Hawaii
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313 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a really great hike and waterfall combo and I felt like I was back living on Kauai until I got to the falls and saw the party (we went on a Saturday) with loud music going on (at least it was Hawaiian music). I didn't mind though and we got into it and were soon climbing up the... More 

1 Thank HuggyBearHonolulu
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I am 40 and went here with my 53 year-old husband and 11 year-old daughter. We were told it would be muddy if it had been rainy (it had been), but we were not at all prepared for ankle-deep mud over slippery rocks and roots and at least an hour in and an hour out with little to no break... More 

2 Thank kek5931
North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This hike was incredibly scary. SO muddy, steep, and unpredictable. You could not avoid slipping, no matter how nimble. Everyone I went with fell at least twice, hard. Scraped knees, mud all over us from head to toe. We did not come prepared, so clean up to get back into our car was horrifying. Bring a large bag or box... More 

Thank 0588paris
Honolulu, Hawaii
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312 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

So beautiful so exotic and so full of life. This trail is not super easy but its not hard easy and you can literally get lost in its forest of beautiful plants

1 Thank angelina1813
Fairbanks, Alaska
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102 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

An amazing trail through 'jungle' and preserved waterfall with many super rarities and even a peeve beach winner natural pool. Really art of nature. Well worth the trip.

Thank Sasha R
Venice, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

For the first 30 to 45 minutes the trail to Maunawili Falls is simply muddy and enclosed with a heavy canopy of forest with little to see but the roots of trees and a well-worn path that is extremely slippery when wet, which is most of the year except for the summer months. The irony, however, is that when the... More 

8 Thank E C I
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful hike lots of stairs, took us 35 min to drive from hon, 30 min to hike up and 17 min to come down, (we jogged out for some exercise) . Nice falls br ing water and a towel. Need to be sure footed, lots of roots!

2 Thank whistlerfam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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