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Manoa Falls Trail

EASY 298 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.

1 day ago

Fun and amazing hike. Br.ing water

2 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

hiking
9 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
9 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
10 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.

10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

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

13 days ago

Great for the family

15 days ago

solid

15 days ago

The hike is easy, I did it with a bum ankle. Don't pay for parking either just and go say you will eat there.

21 days ago

Great hike with kids! Very muddy but super beautiful and the waterfall at the end is breathtaking!

21 days ago

Went when it was muddy but it was great! Baby wearing friendly, toddler friendly and a good time! Rocks are slippery after rain and you will get a bit muddy but you'll wash :)

hiking
21 days ago

Muddy and crowded, but good easy walk with family members that are out of shape

22 days ago

it was so much fun took my family for a christmas hike

walking
24 days ago

Crazy beautiful, it was a pretty easy walking. It only got crowded in a few places and at the falls. It rained about half the time we were there.

hiking
26 days ago

Fun trail! Be prepared to get a little dirty though.

hiking
27 days ago

Kid friendly and even fun in the rain. My four year old did most of it herself!

hiking
1 month ago

This was an easy, really pretty short hike to the waterfall. Bring bug spray!!!!