Nanue falls

Nanue falls, Honomu: Address, Nanue falls Reviews: 5/5

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For the adventurous!
Mar 2017
Not an easy hike, but not necessarily a real tough one either depending on your comfort level. Not for the very young or anyone with mobility issues. It is work, no doubt, getting up to the falls. The boulders seem the largest at the beginning under the bridge and then they seem to get easier as you go up. You have to descend from the road on the south side of the stream and then cross over to the north side through the stream and then work your way up around the bend and the falls are right there. You will make yourself through mossy slippery rocks, muddy water, and spiderwebs, because it's almost like you're in a........jungle. Imagine that. The reward is worth it though. You will be treated to your own private waterfall and swimming hole. No one is around or will by chance just be dropping by. You can swim out to the waterfall and there is a nice ledge behind the falls where you can sit and watch the falls come down right in front of you as you look over what you just climbed. And should you choose, you can skinny-dip, cause no one is out there at all. (ALL the locals I spoke with had NO idea what I was referring to when I brought up the falls, hah. They never heard of it) It's not hard to find either. I came from the North end and once you pass the Ninole Hongwanji mission on your left, immediately take the next right which is the Old Mamalahoa Hwy and it'll be the 3rd stream you come to and have to cross over. You can park either side of the bridge.

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jordanmsf
Chicago, IL124 contributions
A True Hawaiian Waterfall
Jan 2018 • Couples
I always prefer to do the non touristy things , this is one of them! No one knows about this waterfall, there isn’t a fee/ fence around it, you can swim in it if you want. Yes the hike can be difficult but the world shouldn’t be paved for you, make your way thru the rocks and reap the reward of a beautiful waterfall all to yourself!
Written January 23, 2018
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Christopher K
Auburn, CA69 contributions
For the adventurous!
Mar 2017 • Family
Not an easy hike, but not necessarily a real tough one either depending on your comfort level. Not for the very young or anyone with mobility issues. It is work, no doubt, getting up to the falls. The boulders seem the largest at the beginning under the bridge and then they seem to get easier as you go up. You have to descend from the road on the south side of the stream and then cross over to the north side through the stream and then work your way up around the bend and the falls are right there.
You will make yourself through mossy slippery rocks, muddy water, and spiderwebs, because it's almost like you're in a........jungle. Imagine that.
The reward is worth it though. You will be treated to your own private waterfall and swimming hole. No one is around or will by chance just be dropping by. You can swim out to the waterfall and there is a nice ledge behind the falls where you can sit and watch the falls come down right in front of you as you look over what you just climbed. And should you choose, you can skinny-dip, cause no one is out there at all. (ALL the locals I spoke with had NO idea what I was referring to when I brought up the falls, hah. They never heard of it)
It's not hard to find either. I came from the North end and once you pass the Ninole Hongwanji mission on your left, immediately take the next right which is the Old Mamalahoa Hwy and it'll be the 3rd stream you come to and have to cross over. You can park either side of the bridge.
Written March 19, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Blessed Farmgirl
Washington26 contributions
Nanue Falls hike- well worth it!
Oct 2016 • Family
We hiked up to Nanue Falls with our two adventurous and athletic teenage sons. It was a good hike, challenging in a fun way. Easy? Not necessarily, but definitely doable. Flip flops would be a mistake. The rocks, whether wet or dry, were slippery. But at the end of a short rock hopping hike, the waterfall was gorgeous and we had it totally to ourselves! The boys were brave enough to swim but the water was too cold for us. Either way, for the adventurous soul, this was definitely a good hike. I'd just be aware of water levels and rainfall. The stream was pretty low and it was a clear day when we went. If the water was higher, and flash floods were a concern, I'd skip it.
Written November 15, 2016
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Cameron M
Mobile, AL714 contributions
Your private waterfall and swimming hole - another reason to drive the Old Mamalahoa Hwy
Sep 2016 • Couples
First, be aware that you must wade upstream on SLIPPERY rocks for about half a mile to get to the falls. Have good grippy water shoes and a hiking stick. You WILL get wet, so consider carefully what you bring, or have a drybag. Really, getting wet is pretty much the point of this activity - you're going to a big swimming pond at the base of a water fall.

Unfortunately, the day we went there hadn't been a big rain in a while, so all the places that catch high water were full of rotting windfall fruit, so the whole place smelled like a horse barn. We got our pictures, splashed around some and left.

It would be hard to find this particular bridge if you were not using some kind of mapping device, as the Old Mamalahoa Hwy is so twisty and there are so many bridges. If you're northbound on the main Hwy 19, just past mile 18 is a left to go inland that connects to the Old Mamalahoa. Turn right (north) and that first bridge is Nanue. There's parking on the shoulder on either side. The SE corner of the bridge has the nearly vertical "path" down to the water.

This was another stop on a nice day trip north of Hilo - Rainbow and Akaka Falls in the morning, Kolekole park (The terminus of the river that feeds Akaka), and then Nanue Falls. Lunch, and then Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Gardens cap off a great day.
Written October 1, 2016
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KristinaV82
Sangudo, Canada12 contributions
An excellent adventure to view a beautiful set of waterfalls
Oct 2014 • Couples
**Bring a waterproof camera (I forgot)** As you pull up to the bridge marked "Nanue", you have to pull over and park. You won't be able to see the name of the bridge until you are directly on it and it's etched into the concrete in the middle on both sides. Make sure you have some kind of water shoes on, as the rocks and vegetation are very slippery, NO FLIP FLOPS!! You will have to hike down a steep path on the east side of the bridge, and from there you an move across the rocks in the water to the North side and view the lower falls from above. From there you can move west, back under the bridge and around the corner (take the south side as there are more spots to walk out of the water). Around the corner you will view the upper Nanue falls. I was too scared to swim in there, but I'm sure it would have been lovely. It's a beautiful spot to take a picture. Be careful as the rocks are very slippery and do not go while it's raining as these are waterfalls coming from the mountains and can become dangerous quickly.
Written November 12, 2014
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