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We did this hike as a sunrise hike so we Arrived around 5 AM. Our friend brought us and didn’t really tell me what the hike was going to be. I didn’t realize we were going to be climbing wooden steps up the side of a mountain. The hike is nearly vertical at times. It is very physically intensive so I was glad we did it early in the morning without the sun beating down. We were all dripping with sweat. I got really muddy and dirty, and coming back down was really difficult. I would suggest bringing knee braces for the way down. Watching the sunrise from the top was breath taking and incredible. I would recommend doing it that way so that the heat and the sun doesn’t make it more difficult on the way up.

This trail is short and crowded but a quick little jaunt with amazing views.

Did this trail this morning. Arrived around 0630 (Monday) was a little busy but not to bad. The hike up was good, a little challenging in some spots. It’s a lot like the Incline in Manitou Springs, Co only in worse shape. The hike is worth the view from the top.

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23 hours ago

Love this hike, that much I’ve hiked it every time I’ve visited with my family. You can Uber back and forth from Waikiki easily, which means you don’t pay the $5 parking fee. You need shoes, as it gets muddy, sunscreen and bug spray. It takes 30mins to hike to the 150ft waterfall, with a clear water pool. Bring/wear swim gear as you can cool off with the family, which really makes a great experience. Great for kids, dogs, families, groups and anyone which wants to see a rainforest and epic waterfall.

Very difficult hike, which requires shoes, preferably hiking boots, not flip flops or running shoes. This is an extremely muddy, rutty pathway, that’s not suitable for kids. But, this has to be the most epic hard hike, with deep swim pool with 10-50ft rock jumps into the pool. It’s actually 3.9mi round trip, which requires 4hrs total to enjoy the hike and pool. The words for this hike: epic, awesome, stunning, difficult, very muddy, incredible ending! Bug Spray required :-)

Did this trail yesterday with my wife. It was hot and humid at 8am... and the Sun decided to personally watch the slope. But, it was great! We finished the climb and spent a good 40 mins at the top.

Note, there is a "bridge" area of about 35 steps that is suspended over like a 30 ft drop... it is not challenging to cross but if you are squeamish, there is a safer bypass which is short and easy, we took the bypass on the way down.

The trail is heavily trafficked which is not a bad thing. Sometimes people coming up behind you is motivation enough to keep going. We rested every 30 steps for the most part, sipped lots of water enroute and made it up with relative ease. We saw folks climbing with babies strapped to their back. We also saw a few ladies doing the climb with 30 lb weights... insane!

Overall, great activity!

Challenging but totally worth the view at the top!

I went up yesterday, by far the most muddy and slippery I have seen it so far, be prepared to get wet as the water was flowing though the creeks you have to walk over in the first hour of the hike, it got pretty muddy and wet towards the top. Crampons(spikes) recommended.
I'm going up the "back legal way" this Saturday the 25th. if you'd like to join send me a message on instagram @angelo_q or email me at chicolo@hotmail.com Make sure to bring plenty of water and food and maybe some layers because it can get pretty windy and wet up top.

Cash only! Great views and easy hike for families. Get there early to avoid the crowd.

Aloha! Hiked Friday and Sunday. Hiking again Tuesday and this upcoming weekend. Possibly other weekdays too. I have hiked most of the hikes on this island many many times! It is often windy and/or rainy but we never have issues as we always have the right gear supplied by me when we go. If you're looking to hike and want to link up or get some ideas of what this trail looks like feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram @mike.karas or mikekarasphotography@gmail.com. Bring plenty of water for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii.

Beautiful. Quite easy for the most part, but get there early to beat the crowd.

Very Scenic hike! Took about an hour with lots of stops for pictures. Went at 8:20. Not much people yet.

Very touristy. Kid friendly. Rocks and roots can be slippery but it’s an easy hike.

Heavily trafficked, not everyone makes it all the way up, the view is definitely worth it though.

the breeze and view at the top made it worth the hike up!

Crowded. However, it's cool once. It's fast and your in Hawaii.....

Love the view at the top but it’s always over crowded, even very early in the morning. It’s a quick hike with a big reward.

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3 days ago

Loved every challenging minute of this hike! Great views all along the way and at the top. Lots of camaraderie on the trail.

hiking
3 days ago

8/18/2018-Definitely one of the muddier and more humid visits to this trail. We started around 0735 and crossed paths with 20 groups/solo hikers. There were a handful of large groups with kids in tow on our way out so it seems like the popular time to go hiking is around 0900. The waterfall was nice and the mud slowed us down quite a bit but well worth the exercise!

hiking
3 days ago

Decent easy hike with a lot of tourists

Definitely a chill hike, play in the mud on the way up and wash it off in the falls as you swim in some amazing pools!

Easy hike. Went around 8:30am on a Friday. Lots of people already. Spectacular views! Took us about an hour with stops for pictures. There is barely any shade so bring sunglasses, hats and water bottles!

Great trail. Great pool below falls with some good jumping into water from 10-50 ft elevations for daring. Muddy. This is not a trail for flip flops or tennis shoes, should really use hiking shoes....Dozens of blown out flip flops on trail. A nice 3 hr - 4 hr round trip with time at falls and pool. Very muddy ... not too buggy but you will get bit by a few mosquitos.

on Manoa Falls Trail

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4 days ago

This hike has nice views along the way and multiple spots just off the trail where you can walk to/swim in the stream. It was moderately crowded but not too bad. The trail itself was quite slippery in some spots due to the mud. Overall it was a fun hike with a cool waterfall at the end! Plus, there is a trail head for another trail at the end of this one, literally next to the falls. This trail goes up another 1.3mi or so to the top of the ridge with a beautiful view, it was worth the extra time and effort up.

Gorgeous easy to do hike that is child friendly and paved. Much harder “off road” hike down to the tide pools but definitely worth it (climb straight down rocks)

Gorgeous waterfall/ pond to swim in. Muddy hike that was a little tough to follow at times. Shady. Not child friendly.

Easy hike to beautiful waterfall
Child friendly
Shady

Crowded but pretty view
Child friendly
In the sun so bring water

very serious..but worth it..last time I went up was on my 50TH bday..let's go.
special note..its almost jus as hard going down lol

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