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Police is there, they will cite you if you cross the tape.

Heads Up: landslide just occured (21/08/2018 at about 5:30pm) above Manoa Falls in the upper pool section.

State cites four men for entering closed Manoa Falls trail http://www.kitv.com/story/39155657/state-cites-four-men-for-entering-closed-manoa-falls-trail

Beautiful easy trail it’s smart to go counterclockwise to enjoy the beautiful views on your way out

This was my very first trail hike a year ago, so I felt very accomplished. Absolutely beautiful scenery.

Beautiful end to a challenging hike. I went yesterday, Thursday 20th and it was very hot out. Parking is right across and there are a few entrances that all lead to the path. Be careful on this trail and take your time. I found myself sliding down for quite a few parts to avoid slipping on gravel and loose dirt. Bring lots of water it’s a short hike but you will need it.. Especially if you also like to enjoy and explore the top. Enjoy this hike it’s easily one of my favourites I have done on the island.


While on Vacation decided to go check this hike out. At first it was scary to go on this hike seeing evidence of how some people didn’t make it back... This hike is not easy to go up and down but it’s all worth it! The views on the top is Amazing! Going down had to mostly crawl down and hold on to the ropes... If I have to do it again? Definitely I will!!!

5 days ago

Heard lots of island chatter about this hike and decided to conquer it. The trail head is very close to the K-hwy and there are 3 entrances, take the one to the far left.
It was dry when completed but if rainy and wet it would be much tougher. There are a few ropes and straps on the tougher incline spots, but very frayed and thin, so be wise.
The views atop are amazing and there is direct evidence that the cliffs are no joke. Tread carefully!

Beautiful especially after recent storms but not easy if you’re with small kids.

Feel’s like I’m in Jurassic park! Falls are a nice cool down at the top.

7 days ago

Beautiful walk through the rainforest. Feels like your in jarrassic park!

8 days ago

Great first impression of trails on the island. Had a mixture of refreshing rain and sunshine breaking through at various points. Numerous photo opportunities , especially at the end of the trail of a fantastic waterfall. Highly recommend for any skill level, although near the top it can become a little slick for elderly. I have had to help hold a few hands to ensure they see the view.

Little buggy but super fun!

9 days ago

This hike was great. The trail immediately takes you into the wilderness feel. It’s short, but the scenery, especially the large open area at the bridge, is the most beautiful I’ve personally ever seen.

Favorite hike on the island with some crazy beautiful views. However, be wary if it had rained the day prior. It can get dangerously slippery.

we did this hike in the rain and the waterfall was great! I would not at all call this kid friendly- the top is eroded and required nimble feet and some climbing

11 days ago

Amazing trail that starts out easy but certainly is a little challenging as you get close to the waterfall.
Saw a few people with flip-flops which is not recommended.

12 days ago

You have to park in one of the parking before trailhead on your right, It’s $5 for fee. Trail is in very good conditions except at some points it gets muddy and slippery but not too bad. The day I did there were not a lot of people around but I read that this does get super busy. Such a beautiful place. Took me 25 min to get there and 20 min to get back to parking. Enjoy
Happy hiking

You are in a rainforest. So it will probably rain. Plan on it! $5 to park in the cafe parking lot. There is NO PARKING closer to the trailhead so that parking lot is the best and closest available. Beautiful place!

Nice trail with lots of people. Trail keeps getting wider with all the people getting off the main trail. Pool at the top is roped off but several people were in it. Nice place to cool off the feet. Took about 1.5 hours with multiple stops. I would recommend tennis shoes or better. It is somewhat slippery near the top.

14 days ago

Nice short hike. Beautiful falls and beautiful views along the way. Muddy so wear good hiking shoes. Very very busy hiking trail.

Fantastic trail

Absolutely beautiful, especially after turning the final corner and seeing the beach. The color contrasts of the water, beach, and cone ate amazing. There is a short very slippery steep section.

15 days ago

Very nice . Make sure you wear good shoes that have a lot of grip. Could get slippery at times.

Nice beginner Trail, a lot of tourists.
Wet near the top, as you approach
the falls.

16 days ago

Easy but beautiful hike. We took our time and a lot of pictures. You're not allowed to go in the water but everyone does. There's a lot of people in the late morning and early afternoon.

The Hike was awesome. My wife and I did it today. I would change the difficulty though. It is easy to the first waterfall. To get to the second water fall is a bit harder. It is hard to get to the last water fall which is the biggest and best one. You have to go over the second waterfall with help of a ladder and ropes then you get to a spot where you have to swim for 50 yards or so and climb up another waterfall. Once you get up it is easy and the last water fall is awesome and for sure recommend going the whole way. Just a warning that you should leave your stuff in the car since you have to swim in pretty deep water to get to the last falls.

18 days ago

“My Paradise” Not much of a hike but very beautiful and definitley worth the 5 or 10 minutes it’ll take to reach one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Not recommended for children can be slippery and dangerous depending on the time of year. Avoid trying to cut down the sides the rough water isnt worth it and if the helicopter has to come out to rescue shame on you! Just enjoy the view over to the red sand. The beach is amazing. Also Sometimes people get naked it is a nude beach.

A beautiful waterfall is your reward after a nice 30 hike

Easy and short hike to the falls! Views in the park are amazing but it was a bit to crowded, too many other tourists.

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