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Manoa Falls

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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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End of Manoa Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
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This was a nice scenic hike. It had rained a bit earlier in the day so it was muddy and the rocks were pretty slippery. We read online that this was an easy hike. I would not agree with this assessment. In my opinion it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 209aimeer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hot, misquotes infested, muddy and dangerous, and NOT FREE!! So we got here early and hiked up. It was very muddy and slippery. My son fell and scraped his knee and I saw multiple other women fall. It was an intense hike with a 5...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank audreyo587
Reviewed 4 days ago

The scenery was beautiful and to hike to the Falls wasn't that long. We did it while it was rainy somewhat heavily. And we still made it, with a kid! I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank U8357XAbrianw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The hike itself was gorgeous. You’re walking up a slight incline through pretty dense rainforest, all of which is on packed dirt (slightly muddy) and gravel, on a pretty narrow path. There are stairs for the steep inclines so it’s not too difficult. Only thing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank IllegitLegilimens
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A pretty decent hike and not for seniors or anyone with limited mobility. A nice trail that can get slick when wet. There are many places where they’ve placed steps to assist in getting up the mountain. The view was nice at the top but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank blessedinlife
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice hike close to Honolulu. Parking was $5 and remained at about 75% capacity when we went. Great family hike. Our 5yr old had no problem with the hike which is a little over 1.5mi round trip. One is surrounded by thick jungle....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Skidude3984
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a narrow steep climb to the falls but well worth it. I recommend going early in the morning because it gets crowded quick!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sircadence
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a bit of a hike and since it's through a rain forest, the trail is often slippery (Yes, I fell, and now have a permanent scar on my forearm as an incredibly memorable souvenier!) but the view is so worth it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Indy_Cindy_LPN
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a definite must to do if you enjoy hiking and waterfalls. It will take approximately 30-45min. The trail can be quite muddy but relatively easy to do. The best part of this hike is the beautiful rainforest and the waterfall at the end....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank adventureseeker102
Reviewed 6 days ago

We got there very early in the morning before the tour groups got there. Very few other people on the trail. It is a moderate hike and you will get muddy, so plan accordingly. It is in a tropical rain forest, so rain and mud...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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February 23, 2019|
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Response from Dave_Kukelko | Reviewed this property |
Don’t swim in it Like anything I’m not risk adverse but try to avoid taking unnecessary risks. We surf, scuba dive snorkel, kayak out on the open water. Sorry to generalize but a lot of the fresh water streams in Hawaii... More
February 6, 2019|
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Response from holystandard | Reviewed this property |
No payment needed!!! It is a self guided trail. Just make sure you read ALL the information at the trails entrance.
November 4, 2018|
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Response from wayne196708 | Reviewed this property |
Pay the $5.00 for parking, follow to the dead end then you have to walk up the dirt trek make sure you have good walking shoes on, it is about 30-45 minute walk up there depending on how quick you walk then about the same... More