Manoa Falls Trail

EASY 276 reviews

Manoa Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, HI that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles 787 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

A short hike to the base of Manoa Falls, passing through movie scene locations from Jurassic Park and Lost 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 sorry if you wear flip flops, because your toes will easily slip around once they get muddy. Several scenes from the TV show LOST were filmed here, as was parts of Jurassic Park (you can see posters in the building with bathrooms and food service). Unfortunately, you cannot swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall, but the view alone justifies the easy hike. There is a $5 fee to park.

6 minutes ago

Nice and easy

1 day ago

The day we went had great conditions...little rain and mud...well worth checking out.

2 days ago

Easy hike with a beautiful and amazing environment.

hiking
2 days ago

Aloha!
I want to do this hike on December 27 on the afternoon.
I travel alone, if someone wants to come with me, please let me know :)
I will go there from Wakiki.
Also if people can give me some advises about this hike, it would be great!
Thank you!
maryy.giardina@gmail.com

walking
12 days ago

Fresh air in the tropic small forest. Amazing!

hiking
15 days ago

We did this hike twice. Each time was with family since it's quick and easy. Just he careful on rainy days as it gets muddy and slippery. Wear the right shoes!

hiking
16 days ago

Awesome hike!

19 days ago

Quick short hike to the falls

hiking
21 days ago

A nice, fairly easy hike to a large waterfall. There were many families on the trail. At the Falls themselves it was pretty crowded, but it was still a really nice view and I enjoyed it.

There were tons of people swimming even though there were signs everywhere not to go past a certain point due to falling rocks. Up to you!

Don't forget to bring $5 for parking at the trailhead.

24 days ago

1 month ago

beautiful hike. a bit slippery in places, so be careful. slippas not recommended. note to self: don't hike this on a weekend. too much traffic. weekday is beddah.

hiking
1 month ago

This was an easy hike up to the falls with only a moderate incline. My boyfriend and I parked in the $5 lot at the base of the trail near the Treetop Restaurant and headed up the paved roadway on foot to the trailhead. Overall, it was pleasant, but crowded. There were many families and larger groups, especially once you get to the falls. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear, as wet rocks can be slippery, and bring bug spray as the mosquitoes can be unrelenting.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike. If you want to continue to hike you can take Aihualama trail just by the waterfall

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great little hike. Recommend coming after a good rain or else the falls is just a trickle. Lush surroundings and a nice impromptu hike if you just need to get out for the day.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike right outside of town.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. Lots of spots to pull over for a cool picture. Bring/Wear your swimsuit so you can get in the water. Your shoes will get muddy...it's a rainforest. There's a "TreeTop Cafe" at the bottom of the trail. If you are Uber-ing, have the driver take you as far up as possible so you don't spend the first 10min of the hike just moseying up the street towards the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy, beautiful hike. BUT there is a secret second waterfall you can hike too. Pretty sure it's illegal and it's VERY dangerous but somehow my friends and I managed to find it and hike it. Scariest experience of my life but so absolutely amazing and thrilling! Worth it, but don't know if I'd have the balls to do it again.

hiking
1 month ago