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Manoa Fall

End of Manoa Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
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Ranked #20 of 157 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Waterfalls, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Vienna, Austria
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Take the bus n°5 until the terminus, then walk a bit and you get to the beginning of this nice, easy trail. Bring walking shoes and mosquito repellent as it is quite humid once in the forest. Amazing trees and plants to watch all around during the hike. It takes around 40 min to get to the falls. The hike... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've visited Manoa Falls several times. The hike through the rainforest is not difficult, and it's beautiful. It's almost as if you're in another world. If you know where to look, you can even see some ancient petroglyphs. The falls aren't anything like Niagara Falls, but still very memorable. As far as I'm concerned, the Falls are a "must see"!... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great scenic views. This hiking trail starts out wide and graveled as your progress it begins to incline narrow and run along rock steps and medium sized, often slippery rocks. I would suggest sneakers or hiking shoes if you are a novice. You will work up a sweat, but its nice heck mostly in the shade and the waterfall while... More

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Blantyre, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A short-ish uphill hike, a bit muddy and steep in places, through very tropical forest (you could almost imagine yourself in 'Lost'!) to a waterfall. Some other visitors were dipping in the pool at the bottom, but you would need to scramble over some boulders to get to the pool and it didn't appear very big or very deep. Impressions... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

his park is big with a panoramic view of the coast in that area, you see a marina, surfers, boogie boarders, Diamond Head, and buildings! You also many wedding parties as this is a great place for wedding photos

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were told that if you wanted to see a great waterfall then you had to go after it rained which would have made walking up the trial very difficult. The information my mom printed off said that the hike was less than a mile up and back but it ended up being more like two miles each way. It... More

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Romulus, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This was an easier hike, but very pretty. Paid $5 to park. The path starts out paved, then switches over to small rocks. You follow a creek most of the way, was nice to listen to.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We hiked to Manoa Falls and enjoyed the trail very much. It cost $5.00 to park in the lot near the trailhead, but many people park on the street before getting to the park and walk in for free. The hike is short, but filled with beautiful scenery culminating with the 150 foot falls. The trail is wide with gravel... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a very easy hike! There is a lot of nice scenery, specially at the beginning of the trail. I recomend wearing beat up sneakers, since there is a lot of mud on the trail. The good thing about this hike is that some parts have built in stairs, and paths with rocks to make the hike easier.

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Atlanta, Ga.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a beautiful hike but it IS a hike. In a brochure, in difficulty level it said 'beginner'. Uh, no. lol. It's a lot of uphill, can be very wet and slippery. Not an advanced hike mind you but intermediate would be a better description. All that being said it was gorgeous along the way and stunning once up!... More

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