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Maunawili Trail

1275 Maunawili Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96734
808 973 9782
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Ranked #56 of 160 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Simply Awesome! Want the feel of being in the rain-forested jungle, then this is the hike for you! I am just back from Oahu and hiked this trail in January for the 2nd time. I hike a lot and I can easily say this was the muddiest hike I have been on. This was my wife's first hike up this... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

TO BEGIN: Mauanawili Trail is a lot different from the Maunuawili FALLS hike. The Maunawili Trail is 15 miles long!! That is what I am reviewing. While on the hike, my boyfriend and I picked the three words to describe the hike: mud, waterfalls, and long. I don't mean them in a bad way either! We started at 10:17am exactly... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I hiked this trail with my adult son after a significant rainfall. It was a weekday and there were only about 20 people we met along the way. It was very muddy because of the rain. We had proper shoes and fortunately picked up a hiking stick at the trailhead. They were needed because the mud was very deep and... More

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