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muddy
6 hours ago

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.

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.

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rocky
2 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Great 2-hour hike! Went on a Wednesday at around 1400 and saw only about a dozen or so other hikers/runners. Mostly dry, minimal mud, lots of shade and tree cover. Definitely coming back to do it again before I fly home!

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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muddy
over grown
3 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.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice, well maintained trail but very muddy towards the end. Recommend clocking your milage because you can walk for over a mile and not see anyone. Also, recommend not starting later than 4 pm as there are places the trail gets very dark due to the wooded areas

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

hiking
5 days ago

This was a challenging hike for me, but in a great way. It was my first “long” hike. It is more than four miles though for sure. My fitness watch registered 6.8.
The trail is very clear, and at some places narrow and steep, and if it has been raining the mud is something fierce. The views at certain spots are phenomenal. Bring lots of water and maybe a snack because like I said, it’s a long one. It took my inexperienced self around three and a half hours total. As others have mentioned PARK NEAR THE CAMPGROUNDS PARKING LOT. The incline from the exit of the trail up to the higher parking area is STEEP and not great after a 6-7 mile trek.

hiking
6 days ago

This trail is a very nice loop trail. It is, overall a good beginner trail. I definately recommend parking in the lower parking lot near the campgrounds, especially if you bring small kids. The loop ends there. If you park at the trailhead, you will have to walk up a steep section of road after you come off the trail to get back to your vehicle. the scenery is awesome. The tree canopy provides shade through almost the entire trail. Check the weather before you go, as the trail gets pretty muddy after a rain. This creates a more treacherous walk in certain areas. Overall, We loved this trail and will surely do it again.

hiking
6 days ago

1/12/2019-Started hiking around 0815 and came across 17 groups/solo hikers. Lots of people were out and about so a good portion of the parking stalls were filled. Weather was overcast but the ground was relatively dry and there was a nice breeze going through. The view of H3 was nice as always!

hiking
8 days ago

This Trail is very much a lie. We parked at the top parking lot (I recommend parking at the bottom one, trust me you will see why at the end of my review) and it was an amazing trail! It was well maintained and I went with a friend that talked to me about local legends about Ohia Lehua and then menehune and then we found out about the plane that crashed and we were pretty determined to find it. About 3/4th of the way we hit the mud. At first it was just a little bit and wasn't too bad...and then it became sludge. the suction mud. and then we hit a creek that had SO MUCH MUD!!! but we made it across thanks to a rope that was up to help cross. we made it to the road and then we realized it was STRAIGHT UPHILL climb to the parking lot (hence my, park at the lower lot). This 4.2 mile is a lie, I put my watch on and we were at closer to 6.4 and that's with not going up the last hill cause it was too much of an incline. While I waited for my friend to come and pick me up in the car cause I could not make it, I was speaking with a local and they stated that rained the night before....go figure. so before going check the weather and be prepared to bring an extra pair of clothes if it did just rain. However, after all of that, I would go again in a heartbeat. Loved the shade and loved the legends from the area.

we started from Puu Pia trailhead so we wouldn't start at the 7 Bridges trail where there are numerous no trespassing/government property signs.

we parked at the Chinese cemetary and walked to the trailhead as there's only 1 parking stall up the narrow road.

the descent down to the river was a little technical but we had some pre-teens with us who did ok. Queen's Bath was super clean and deep. Note, just above that is a nice waterfall you can hear but not see. Waiakeakua was dry unfortunately.

so we kept on west to Naniuapo. Amazing huge trees and bridges, nice trails easy to follow. after metal fence it was more challenging. then fallen bamboo forest over trail almost thwarted search for falls. we were 0.25 miles away from falls, and scrambled over bamboo and logs. impressive high falls. Walked out to houses on 7 bridges, back to cemetary. nice big counterclockwise loop. 5 miles

Great trail for beginners and children! Be prepared to get a little muddy, but the views are great!!! At the waterfall it was crowded when we went but someone had a memorial going on!

Very crowded

hiking
12 days ago

Easy hike for all ages. Path is covered with crushed rock in several parts so even on a wet day it won't be ridiculously muddy. Plus most of the incline has stairs built in to make it any easier hike. Falls at the end are well worth the quick trip.

Long and the last mile (maybe less) was down in the valley and muddy! Will do this again, but will turn around and skip the muddy ending.

Beautiful trail, easy walks. Will definitely take my family here.

hiking
12 days ago

very quick and rewarding hike. it's definitely slick and muddy in some parts so come prepared with the right footwear. It can get crowded at times as well.

Gorgeous views all along the trail and a beautiful waterfall at the end. Not too incredibly challenging but very slippery, overall a very fun experience!

Great, well-groomed loop suitable for both runners and walkers. Manageable for even a third-trimester pregnant woman.

on Manoa Falls Trail

14 days ago

Fairly easy hike, very slippery when wet. Prepare for a little rain as you hike up in the mountains. So green and beautiful the whole way up! We hiked on New Year’s Eve and there were many tourists and extra people.

Easy, short, scenic hike to the the beautiful falls! Plan ahead for muddy trails with appropriate footwear. The falls and surrounding pool are supposed to be off limits and the water is said to cause some illness, but we saw several people ignoring the signs. Will definitely do this trail again!

Beautiful and easy hike! I’m a beginner and am not super athletic and I had no trouble at all. If you have time for one hike while in Oahu, this is a great choice!

Lots of families and fellow tourists but people were mostly quiet and very courteous. You’ll often find yourself alone on the trail or can hop off on a side path for some quiet time in nature.

great for a quick hike or trail run. usually you will run in to people and friendly dogs. Highly recomend for new hikers or people who want a relaxing hike. It is just long enough to feel accomplished, but not long enough to be an all day acctivity. Terrain is mild in most places, it will be a slick and muddy after the rains. It is a beautiful hike and you will get a diffrent experience each time.

hiking
17 days ago

Probably best when enjoyed early in the morning before the masses get there. I felt that we were dodging those on a Sunday stroll when we wanted to get our heart rates up for this hike. We def worked up a good sweat with the humidity, though!

The falls are truly a shared experience and you should expect to see a selfie stick or two.

Do yourself a favor and keep going on the trail above the falls into the bamboo run. On a windy day you get a symphony of haunting clicks as they hit each other while they sway.

Wear your dark or old shoes, expect to get mud on them, but know you can hose them off at the end. Bring a plastic bag to protect your car.

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