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Manoa Falls

End of Manoa Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
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Ranked #27 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
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Type: Waterfalls, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Willmar, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This has been our favorite hike for years. We go back every year. This year was no exception, the trail has been improved again this year. It is a moderate climb with a great view at the end of a beautiful waterfall. You also get to see many different climates on this hike as well. Easy to get to with... More

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Brisbane, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a must do on a visit to Honolulu. The waterfalls are beautiful but the scenery and vegetation en route are spectacular with many photo opportunities. The hike is not at all challenging from a cardio perspective despite being uphill (not at all steep but rather a gentle incline) but the track itself provides a few challenges as it... More

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Los Angeles, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Check the weather and make sure it's not raining over there, otherwise you will be hiking in plenary of mud! The rainforest is beautiful, and it is a definite must see. It is also not very long and not too challenging. Don't forget to bring your cameras!

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
85 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

To go 20 minutes on the bus from Honolulu and feel as if you have been transported to another place was, for me, the best experience of the hike. From the highly populated honolulu to an early walk to Manoa falls for $2.50 on the bus with no entrance fees where we only saw about 40 people on the hike.... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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136 reviews 136 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Regardless of what the tourist brochures say, it is not an easy hike. It is uphill for a mile and over a half of the trail is rocky and muddy. It is definitely a hiking boots or tennis shoes path...do not wear flip flops. Expect rain. In spite of the mud, rocks, etc. it is a beautiful hike and well... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We went earlier in the morning, about 8 am, had the place to ourselves! New gravel/Rock appears to have been added to the trail so mud wasn't a problem, even as we got rained on on the way back. Expect to get wet! We took the bus back, easy route to our hotel.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

if it has been raining a lot reschedule. It wasn't lose your shoes muddy but the last third of the trail was a dangerious combo of slick and steep. If you have trecking poles TAKE THEM. Get there early for parking and to beat the rush. Take bug spray. Wish there were buckets full of rocks at the trail head.... More

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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

we took the no 5 bus from moana shopping center which rides around 30 min to Manoa Valley, after a short walk we reached the Paradise coffee shop with restrooms which is the entrance to the Manoa falls trail, around 1,3 km mostly easy walking bit the last couple of 100m was challenging, kneewise, enjoyed the trail and the falls,... More

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Orem, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is probably my wife's favorite hike in the entire world. It is easy, short and has wonderful views along the way. The trail is less then a mile one way and ends at Manoa falls. We have done this hike 3 times and this time the falls were as beautiful and full as ever. But even if there is... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We squeezed this in on the same day we did Diamondhead in the AM. Take theBus up, then walk up. It is a bit of a hike, but if it has rained, the falls are very nice. Catch the shave ice at Rainbows End - you won't regret it. Decided not to go to Lyon Arb - surrounded by trees... More

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