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Manoa Falls Trail

EASY 482 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.

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2 hours ago

Very easy and a bit touristy, but beautiful

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1 day ago

Relatively easy hike, that's moderately trafficked! The view of the jungle throughout the hike is very pretty and there's lots to see throughout with a beautiful waterfall. Family friendly. There is a $5 parking fee when you get there though.

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6 days ago

Great short hike about 1.5 miles in and back. Beautiful falls at end of hike.

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7 days ago

Beautiful Waterfall. The hike to the waterfall was cool and gorgeous.

We hiked Diamond Head and Manoa in the same day back to back and it was perfect!

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10 days ago

Very easy hike, my brother in law did it carrying a baby the entire way no problem. Took us all about an hour total, with time to stop and take in the views which were beautiful! A lot of reviews say slippery but we must have been lucky because it was dry and not slippery at all for us. Well worth it!

hiking
11 days ago

Nice and easy trail. I went to Manoa Falls right after I landed in Oahu and it was a breeze. Make sure you take mosquito repellent cause you will get eaten alive.

There's apparently a harder trail you can do after you reach the fall, but we didn't have time for it.

We got there in the evening and paid $5 for parking but as soon as we paid, the guy manning the entrance left... so if you go a little later you might be able to park for free.

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14 days ago

Easy enough hike. Beautiful scenery all the way up. The hike up was easier than coming down because the mud made it very slick. Good for all ages.

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14 days ago