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Manoa Fall

Address: End of Manoa Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
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$52*
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Manoa Waterfall Small Group Adventure
87%
Ranked #20 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

One of the most peaceful places near Waikiki; like something out of a dream. Arriving late in the day (5:00) the trail leading up to the falls was nearly empty, a winding rocky path through thick tropical green leads you up the valley. It's like nature invites you to the falls. Although not the biggest waterfall I've seen, the drop... More

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Blackie, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Moderate hike which took us about 45 minutes to get to the falls. Well worth the walk through the jungle.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely worth the trek up the hill. It started raining part up but we didn't care. Such a breath-taking experience. I am 62, my husband is 74. We made it with no problem. You must wear sensible shoes, no flip flops. I used a hiking stick, as I have back issues. Going up is hard on the lungs, coming down... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a great hike down an incredibly nice nature trail towards a fall. The falls are almost anti climactic compared to the beautiful hike. It is a long hike. It is not for people who have difficulty walking, wheelchair-bound or other disability. I suppose it could be exhausting.

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had a day in Honolulu after an island cruise. Honolulu is a busy place with lots of traffic and pedestrians, so we didn't want to spend the day dodging cabs, so we headed up to the Arboretum in the hills above Honolulu. Its about a 15 minute cab ride (if traffic is light). When we were dropped off at... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First thing to note: wear closed toe shoes. We made the mistake of wearing flip-flops and sandals during our hike in Manoa Fall. Given the high humidity in the area, the trail can be slippery at times especially when encountering moss-covered rocks. It's a nice area that has a jungle feel to it, very different from the sands of Waikiki... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The trail there is so beautiful, you feel like in a South American jungle, surrounded by pure nature. Waterfall itself is nice, but after being overwhelmed by the beauty of the forest I didn't pay much attention to it haha

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Interesting enough but not a must see. Lovely path leads to the fall where you can swim. Not the stuff of 40's movies. No Esther Williams or cliff divers, but a peaceful respite from the sun.

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Skokie, Illinois USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

While we visited on a rainy day, we had a good time seeing the Flora and the Fauna.I just wish i was able to identify the various birds we could hear. Plus its close to town- only about a 15 minute car ride.

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Enterprise, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We enjoyed this short hike one afternoon in October 2014. It's in a rain forest, so it's shaded and can be a little misty. I agree that you need athletic shoes or hiking boots for this adventure, especially if it has rained, it's a slight incline on the way to the falls and it can be slick so watch out,... More

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