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Maunawili Falls

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Address: Kailua, Oahu, HI

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Hard Hike to Heavenly falls

Hiking in to the falls took us about 1hr 45 minutes to get to; trail can be confusing sometimes, hopefully other people hiking back (took us 1hr 30 min to hike back) can show you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

“Show me a waterfall!” is the recreational battlecry of many a visitor to Oahu. After all, tropical paradises are synonymous with rainbows and waterfalls. Oahu does boast plenty of rain-fed, spurting beauties, but unlike some of the other Hawaiian islands, none of them offer drive-up viewing. A thorough deluge will leave the Ko‘olau range awash in a spectacle of gushing... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maunawili Falls is great easy and fun. Number one CHECK WEATHER FIRST. Even though Maunawili falls is relatively small and mellow, if it's raining up in the Koolau Mountains it can become very dangerous. People park on the street near the gate to Falls. All we ask is Malama Ka 'Aina (respect the land) PLEASE, pack your trash out and... More 

Thank DougCorrea
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiking in to the falls took us about 1hr 45 minutes to get to; trail can be confusing sometimes, hopefully other people hiking back (took us 1hr 30 min to hike back) can show you the way. Roots, mud, rocks and more mud. Prepare to get dirty, all the more to make it to the falls to wash off. Make... More 

Thank RandyCP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An incredibly muddy slog to get to a fairly unremarkable waterfall. The trail is not well marked. Stick to the trail with large paving stones when you see them. A walking stick is recommended. Bring water.

Thank kathleen e
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is very muddy, be prepared to get dirty. The day we went it was extremely muddy and strenuous. Bring shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty and NO flip flops. Remember when you get back you'll be muddy so plan to bring towels and a change of shoes for the ride home.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Maunawili Falls is beautiful. The path can be a bit muddy and slick but worth it. Lots of cook places to stop and take pictures along the way. Our four teens had a competition of sorts creating funny scenes using the beautiful plants and trees for back drops.Consider taking an old pair of shoes you can throw away when you... More 

1 Thank L0ri_T_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The trail was very muddy when we went. This is not a trail for anyone who has trouble walking. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Take a walking stick. The views are amazing!

Thank Christina A
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Great hike to a waterfall. Has some distance to it but it's well worth it at the end. Parking can be an issue because the trail begins on a residential neighborhood. We actually park on the side of the road between some houses and than walk down to the beginning on the trail. The trail is muddy as you go... More 

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Twentynine Palms, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

At first I was not happy about the mud but after getting to the falls it was worth it. I had a good time and I even jumped off the 40ft side of the waterfall. Hiking back went fast as I didn't care so much about the mud. Good time!

Thank Joanne S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

My 18 year old daughter and I love to hike. This hike was challenging enough for us with a reward of a swim in a waterfall at the end. If there's been rain, expect to get your shoes muddy! We loved the lushness of the trail. Plenty of shade. Some challenging stairs. A walk through the creek. Not many people... More 

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