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Hike to Oahu's Manoa Falls

A short hike to the base of Manoa Falls, passing through movie scene locations from Jurassic Park and Lost
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.9 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour

Overview:  This short hike will take you to 100ft Manoa Falls. The trail can be quite muddy, so make sure to wear proper shoes (you will be... more »

Tips:  Parking costs $5 at the parking lot, or you can take the #5 bus which stops just before the entrance, on the residential streets. You... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

You can park in the parking lot, or take the #5 bus to the Arboretum and Manoa Falls trailhead.

2. Trailhead

Start your hike here past the sign to Manoa Falls. You gain a little elevation as you walk to the base and may feel as if you are on the set of Jurassic Park, which was filmed in this area.

You are now at the base of Manoa Falls. You are not supposed to swim in the pool or go past the signs. If you wish for a longer hike, you can find a trail going uphill a little ways back along the trail. This trail eventually reaches the ridge, where you will have views to the eastern side of the island.