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Manoa Fall

End of Manoa Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
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Ranked #20 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Waterfalls, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you're a Jurassic Park fan, you need to visit this waterfall! The hike to the waterfall takes about 45 mins at a steady pace - I expected it to be slightly cooler shaded beneath the trees, but it is still very humid. There is a steep incline, stairs and a muddy, slippery ground. If you own hiking boots, you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Unless you are sure footed in "slippers", I'd suggest good hiking shoes. My wife wore tennis shoes, which worked fine, but she spent an hour scrubbing the red dirt from her shoes afterwords. The hike can be slippery in places, so a good, sturdy walking stick is a good idea, not so much on the hike up, but for the... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Take this trail if you're not an avid hiker but are game for an hour's hike while you're on Oahu. It's relatively short by distance. Be aware however that you need decent shoes (not sandals) and that there are a couple of steeper inclines. You cannot take a stroller and this is not an easy trail for people who don't... More

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Minnesota
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261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you are in Honolulu and love waterfalls, Manoa is the place to go. It is fairly easy to drive to, with parking at the start of the easy hike. It is beautiful along the way and a very nice waterfall awaits you.

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Dieppe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was the first hike we did on our trip. Difficulty is easy to moderate, beautiful scenery. Every few minutes the scenery changed, but was always breathtaking. Easy to get to, ample parking. We went early and the trail was near empty, as we were leaving there were at least 50 people starting the hike. I would strongly suggest to... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This trail wasn't as muddy as I thought it would be. The hike is short, in the shade and great for a hot day. $5 for parking or you can probably park down the road, but it's in a neighborhood . The hike is about 2 miles round trip. You're not allowed/supposed to get close to the waterfall because of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This hike includes majestic trees, beautiful foliage and amazing birds throughout the walk you are delighted by the sounds of water, creatures and almost no people.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The waterfall is not huge but it is a nice hike up to it. If you enjoy nature and hiking, this is a must!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lots of fun walking up the little trail to Manoa Fall. It's real rainforest with banana trees, exotic flower and, well, rain the time I did it. The trail turned into a slippery mud-river and my white sneakers haven't been the same after. But it was fun anyway, 'cause hey, this is Hawaii, the rainbow state. It doesn't matter if... More

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Blanco, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I did this hike in early September, and as one should expect from an area described as a "tropical rainforest", it was humid and warm. The plants are really lovely to hike amongest, with a few spots along the way where the falls are bubbling down the hill. The fall at the top wasn't spectaular in my opinion, but the... More

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