Manoa Falls Trail

EASY 439 reviews

Manoa Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii 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 784 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.

hiking
1 day ago

This is probably the easiest hike we did on Oahu. It is relatively short (2 hours total) and the path is well traveled. It will be moist once you get higher up the trail. Wear gold shoes, and dress for some rain. It feels like you're in the rainforest!

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful trail hike. Wear hiking shoes, gets a little slippery at times. Lots of fun for any age

hiking
4 days ago

A good hike but crowded when we went. Be aware it can be slick so you will want to make sure you have good shoes. The trail offers nice spots for hiking pictures, so be patient and let the fast hikers go by. Taking your time is worth it.

5 days ago

Fun and amazing hike. Br.ing water

hiking
6 days ago

6 days ago

Very good trail. If it has been raining the day nefore or the day you go, very muddy and slippery. Recommend good hiking boots for this trail

9 days ago

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hiking
14 days ago

Short, scenic out and back hike. The waterfall was small when I went during the winter. Definitely bring from bug spray with you. A young woman had mosquitos bites all over her face by the time she reached the waterfall. Needless to say, she wasn't really enjoying her hike anymore by then :(

hiking
14 days ago

Short hike with some climbing slippery rocks. Easy if you don't have a 30 lb baby strapped to your chest. Falls are overrated but it was a nice first hike for my family.

hiking
14 days ago

The hike to the falls is nice. Even where there isn't mud the rocks on the trail are slick so good shoes are necessary if you want to move along briskly. Near the falls another trail branches off for real adventure. The Aihualama connects to the Pauoa Flats loop trail. Adding those trails (not the whole loop) plus a trek on a ridgeline footpath made our 1.6 mile Manoa Falls out and back a 7 mile, 4 hour hike.

15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

This place is breathtaking. That's really all I can say.

hiking
17 days ago

18 days ago

Great for the family

19 days ago

19 days ago