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“Crowded, a little tough, beautiful.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Manoa Falls

Manoa Falls
End of Manoa Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
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Manoa Waterfall Small Group Adventure
Ranked #17 of 254 things to do in Honolulu
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Honolulu
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Crowded, a little tough, beautiful.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a walk to a waterfall that often isn't much, but it depends on the season. The walk is just lovely, through tropical forest, but it is the most crowded hike on the island, except for Diamond Head, and has some spots where you walk on wet rocks that you have to stretch for.

Children can do this like. Older people, depending on fitness level.

I prefer Lyon Arboretum, just beyond Manoa Falls, lots of tropical jungle trail, parrots overhead, also a walk to a waterfall, probably not very watery, available. It is lovely, very large, and uncrowded. You could do both.

Visited August 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great walk!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

These are lovely falls, and the walk is well designed and very doable. Park your car down the road and walk in. There is a hefty parking charge.

Visited May 2013
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Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Least fun trail I've done on the island”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Well, maybe this trail is great when you are here for a visit, but as said, the waterfall ain't spectacular and the walk is ok, but not as incredible as other hikes I've done...

Visited August 2012
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Green Valley, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Challenging but Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We hiked Manoa Falls Friday, July 12, 2013. We wore good hiking shoes but then decided that we did not want to ruin them with all the mud so we bought the swim shoes the gift shop sells to wear. Big mistake! They did not have the support needed or protection from stepping on rocks. The trails were challenging due to being very slick from the mud but reaching the falls made it all worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Trip was not worth the falls”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went on a day that was raining which I thought made it even more fun. The tour guide that we went with was very good and knowledgeable. We made it through the woods/trail, but overall I thought that the falls were less than impressive. If you want to have a fun hike it was pretty fun though to hike through the hills, but the falls looks exactly as pictured.

Visited July 2013
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