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5 hours ago

Very lovely and easy paved 3/4 mile walkway directly to the falls. The pathway is filled with beautiful plants and flowers and the falls, although small, is refreshing, and a beautiful vibrant blue color. As many mentioned there is a $16 charge, but nonetheless, I would suggest this to anyone looking for some leisurely fun.

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rocky
15 hours ago

Very beautiful hike with the enormous variety of plants and trees that flourish in this nice climate. Make sure to use some mosquito repellent before you go and wear shoes with a good grip. January 4th 2019 it was very busy, muddy, and slippery.
It inspired us to go on hikes around where we live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada CA.

Nice hike. The second option is a bit overgrown so I recommend wearing long pants. other than that great work out with an amazing views from the top.

Rocks can be slippery but footing is solid overall. Good workout; nice morning hike.

Let me start this saying I had fun. This was a great experience for me. I hiked solo.

The trail was very muddy. I would never attempt it without proper water resistant shoes with good traction.

Up to the final loop was a decent, moderate hike. You are going up hill and it's not easy, but nothing too strenuous. You will climb throug banyan tree roots so that is fun (no sarcasm, it was really cool).

Now for the loop at the end. First, this hike is tagged as kid friendly. the upper section of the last loop is NOT for children. In many sections the trail is overgrown and you cannot see where you are stepping. It requires a lot of concentration and you are very close to the edge. I am an experienced hiker and I had trouble in some spots. It was a challenge, and I was looking for one. So this hike was great for me. I am not trying to scare anyone away. My hike was nearly 7 miles and took me about 4 hours.

I highly recommend following the advice in all the other reviews and if you are going to do the loop go counter clockwise. I went clockwise and missed the turn off twice and I had a GPS and trail map telling me where to go.

If you make it to the final loop and go either right or left you will get some amazing views before the hard part starts. and you can always double back. So don't be afraid, just be prepared.

on Manoa Falls Trail

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muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Not too far but you will definitely feel the elevation. Very rocky and muddy and be mindful of other hikers.

waterfall a bit overrated. not worth paying almost 16 bucks.lol. nice family walk

very long trail! not one of my favorites but not bad. easily seen trail and there's signs to guide as well! we too our 2 year old along in a carrier! not easy to find parking while busy.

hiking
2 days ago

The falls are beautiful, but we were more drawn to the views along the trail leading up to it, and another trail going through the bamboo woods up to the left of the falls. The views were gorgeous, some looked like they were straight out of Jurassic Park. However, because of the easy accessibility of this trail, it gets crowded.

On the day we went hiking here, we later found out there had been a big land slide by the upper waterfall and that some hikers were missing. Hence, be careful with climbing higher and going off the trails, especially after rain. Take the warning signs seriously!

great trail lost my wallet. it's a black Harly Davidson wallet. 500 dollar reward. please call me at 8315950413. thank you and God bless.

unless you plan on doing the stairway, the trail kind of ends lackluster. Be prepared for lots of mud after a mile and a half. Good hike though. Fresh air.

Many homeless, although I had no issues with my kids.

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bugs
muddy
4 days ago

Great for Beginners and people looking for a nice trail for fellowship.

Lots of mud and shade. Will be back to look for the Plane Wreckage.

Wear appropriate shoes if you're not experienced or tend to be a little clumsy like me. Steep but well worth it. Lots of people but it's a short beautiful tropical hike worth visiting.

Can get a little muddy but definitely worth the hike. Easy to do and a definite must if you are visiting Hawaii.

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over grown
6 days ago

Got rained out just before the peak. It was very overgrown at parts with tons of ferns. Pretty standard ridge trail, just longer than average.

The first half of this trail is a little boring but it does get more interesting after the “official” end. It’s a neat one to take people on though because it does show different plants, etc. I’ve seen smaller dogs do this one all the way to the peak! There are ropes at parts for the humans :)

Quite a ridge, great views...more. than steady incline.

The path past end of trail is quite intense. The ridge is less than 24" and there are 8-10 ropes for technical climbs. Recommend crampons and gloves.

This trail is rated appropriately taking it all the way to Mt Olympus.

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

Short trail with an easy to follow path and lots of shade. Not a whole lot to see, although many of the trees were labeled. There’s a nice view of Kaneohe Bay at the lookout. It’s really more of a nature walk than a hike and the signs warning about ticketing if you park at all on the paved road made me nervous.

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rocky
7 days ago

I ended up here on accident while doing the Manoa Cliffs. This trail is nice and well maintained. Easy for most skill levels. We ended up using Tantulas to Round Rock and caught some nice scenes.

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bugs
rocky
7 days ago

From Manoa Falls, I went up Aihualama. At the end of Aihualama where it meets Pauoa Flats, I took the right and headed towards a lookout point with a bench. Once past Manoa Falls, I hardly came across anyone.

Nice waterfall, but many people.

Very nice hike and beautiful summit view. The trail was not very muddy, but after a rain it may get very slippery in some steeper sections. Overall it was a rewarding hike.

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bugs
muddy
over grown
8 days ago

hike with the right conditions make the walk enjoyable, and definitely worth it. The trail does get confusing at the end if you haven't been to the falls before or there are very few hikers around. No swimming space at the waterfall, but often kids climb up and sit on the low ledges on the falls, foliage is also very beautiful, great for picture taking and nature enthusiasts. There are prime picture taking places before the falls if you're just going for the views, large trees and shrubbery/trail markings are nice props for photos. Does get muddy, and depending on how rainy it's been there are bugs/mosquitos. Children, dogs, and active adults will have a great time here, with the right weather conditions.

Hiked January 2019,
This was a great trail. It started off a little sketchy just because you have to enter the trail in the back of government property complete with construction workers and warning signs telling you not to enter. There are probably a number of ways to reach the top, but I’m sure if you follow the actual river coming from the water fall you won’t miss it.
It’s pretty dog friendly and off of the beaten path so it makes good for a cool evening stroll.

hiking
9 days ago

This is not an easy hike! Several older hikers had to turn back. AllTrails has a tendency to underestimate the hikes. The falls at the top are tall but not too much water. It’s not Yosemite falls. You’re not suppose to go in the small pool at the bottom of the falls. Lots of steps to the top make it strenuous. When it’s flat then it’s easy. Very slippery and muddy because the trail is in shadow.

Easily one of the more enjoyable routes Ive done. I didnt see another person on the trail until I was nearly back to the trailhead. Bring lots of water, wear long pants to avoid scratches.

Beautiful scenery! We all loved this hike! The light mist was refreshing!

bird watching
10 days ago

Great hiking but watch out for the off-road vehicles. Look for whales on hike. Albatross nests at point and monk seals on beach.

hiking
11 days ago

A good distance. I did get dirty but it was well worth it...the area is pretty. The weather was amazing and the elevation isn’t bad at all; almost flat compared to other hikes I’ve complained.

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