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Manoa Falls

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Address: End of Manoa Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
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Awesome hike

After you reach the waterfall go left on the hike path that is labeled right there. It is about an hour and a half hike to the top of the mountain through winding and slippery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
c m
Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After you reach the waterfall go left on the hike path that is labeled right there. It is about an hour and a half hike to the top of the mountain through winding and slippery trails but the view is awesome! There are so many beautiful sites along the way. So worth it!

Thank c m
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery, very protected from the sun. Basically rainforest. Bring bug spray. Cheap parking-$5. Not the most spectacular falls I've ever seen, but a quick hike and not too challenging.

Thank Jessica Y
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike up to Manoa falls was a fairly easy one especially after we hiked Koko Crater already, but the scenery is indescribable it is a beautiful place to visit if you're into outdoor activities this is a must do, there are many places to stop and just take your time and twkevin sll the beauty. And if you feel... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parking is $5 at small lot at end of Manoa Road. Pay inside gift shop for validated ticket. Not sure if payment in cash to the parking attendant ever goes any further than his pocket. Short walk up roadway to entrance to hiking trail to the falls. Most of the hike is on well-maintained foot trail (gravel, stairs, erosion control... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I highly recommend hiking up Manoa Falls. It's not really hard, it's easy. I saw little children going up there with their parents. The rain forest scene is beautiful, and birds are singing. I took a lot of photos every time I go there. To go to Manoa by bus from Ala Moana Center take Bus #5 Manoa.

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Toronto, Canada
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful scenery - I wanted to stay on the trail forever. From huge trees that make you feel like you're in Jurassic Park or Lost, to bamboo forests and a rainfall. This trail beat my expectations. Not a difficult climb up to the falls, but can be slippery. Was able to complete the hike in the afternoon and was not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got there early even before the parking attendant so a little unsure of parking. Fairly short easy walk to falls which are tall but not large unless a lot of rain recently. Parking attendant put note on our car to remind us to pay but was nitce

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love to hike and was unable to do the hiking I had intended on my trip. We did manage the hike to Manoa Falls which is in Honolulu. We took "TheBus" which has a stop right outside the park. The park also has an arboreteum (which we did not go to due to time constraints). Other the the transporation... More 

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Pfungstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As every "Best kept easy access secret", it's no secret anymore, even the trail to the hilltop starting at the falls tends to be crowded. Compared to earlier visits, the trail seems to be a little run-down, steps have suffered and display boards are still there but loaded with graffiti instead of informations about the trail and surroundings. We also... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area was used during the filming of Jurassic Park. The vegetation is dense and the humidity very high. It is worth the effort to get to the falls. It is not difficult, but you do work up a sweat because of the high humidity. Lots of people at the waterfalls taking a dip even though there are signs posted... More 

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