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.
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.
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!
Beautiful trail hike. Wear hiking shoes, gets a little slippery at times. Lots of fun for any age
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.
Fun and amazing hike. Br.ing water
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
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 :(
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.
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.
This place is breathtaking. That's really all I can say.
Great for the family