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My favorite hike but a challenging hike. Anywhere from a 3 to 6 hr adventure depending how many waterfalls you cross. Most will do all 3 waterfalls but not the ascending ridge to the summit. The ridge should only to taken on drier days because the last 1/4 mile is dirt and becomes muddy on the wetter days and at the most 3ft. wide with steep cliff on both sides dropping down as far as 200ft. (2 women has fallen to their deaths within the last 5years) So be careful.

If this will be your first time on this trial you should be accompanied by an experienced hiker of this trail. Have at least a liter of water per person and some snacks because it will be awhile before you encounter civilization again. You will be utilizing every muscle in your body on this trail so be physically and mentally prepared.

Safe journeys to all.

A real kick to the crotch but the views are amazing. We camped at the summit one New Years, hoping to catch the fireworks on both sides of the island but got clouded in at the last minute.

Easy hike, but the humidity in there is something else! My shirt was soaked before I even got to the waterfall.
Not the most impressive waterfall but the forest leading up to the waterfall is stunning

hiking
1 day ago

Easy hike. Very busy.

Hiked November 2018.
This trail is the best one I’ve hiked this far....for the dogs. It was well shaded the entire way and even had a few fresh water run offs for them to drink. I really enjoyed the view and the finale at the end.
Definitely worth repeating.

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

Wonderful hike, but it's more like a walk. No shades so it's better on a cloudy or cooler day. Be sure to put your sunscreen on, hats, shades, and plenty water is a must. We walked to the tip of the island, then we walked all the way to the North shore parking lot, and then we followed the metal fence back down to the Waianae side parking lot. We saw the ground nesting birds and seals at the tip.

This was a nice hike. Did it about a month ago. There are a few spots to go off trail and enjoy the stream. We went after a nice rain so it was a bit muddy, but very enjoyable. The waterfall at the end offers a refreshing view.

I really enjoyed this hike. It was an easy trail and I liked the waterfall but the water was a bit cold. I liked the tall and beautiful trees especially in the beginning of the hike

Fantastic views. Light showers the day we went so definitely slippery/precarious in spots. Cooled you off though! Rehydrated and rested at the second pillbox for a while to enjoy the amazing views and breezes.

Saw some parents bringing their toddlers, which definitely made me a bit anxious on their behalf.

As others have noted, the ridge does have some drop offs, can get super slippery/muddy when it rains and has ropes in spots to help you climb up. A couple of the ropes look like they’re on their last threads though so test before putting all your weight on those.

on Manoa Falls Trail

8 days ago

very easy trail but endured much rain and mud ( it is after all in a rain forest). the falls we're beautiful but they were roped off so no getting under them

hey hiking ohau fans. I am looking for people who would like to join me on that. I will be in Ohau from the 8th until 21th of November. Hit me up on Insta @made86made. Would be amazing to meet some nice people and enjoy the hike - Marc

Nice, easy walk flat trail with mud and rocks. Scenery is beautiful there were seals sunbathing and birds.

Awesome hike! Beautiful views. Worth every drip of sweat 酪

Wow! This trail is awesome. Dress to get wet. Bring about a camelback’s worth of water. Bring some high calorie snacks. Don’t wear shoes you don’t want saturated in rich brown mud. There are parts of the trail that made me wish I had cleats on my shoes. The lower part of the hike can be pretty hot, but the peaks are relatively cool because of the breeze. If it is overcast or raining then it will feel great, but the mud will be even slicker. Kids can make it to the waterfalls, but they would have to be pretty touch to complete the rest. Safe travels!

Went for sunrise, was raining, dark, and muddy, but cleared right as we got to the top and saw a beautiful sunrise! Definitely worth getting so dirty, hoping to do again soon

Wonderful hike, went up fresh after a little rain which made the upper third of the hike very muddy and slippery. Altogether a beautiful view and trip, lots to see along the way as well!

Pretty easy hike. Very lush and waterfall at the end, definitely recommend wearing bug spray!

Also recommend hiking the arboretum right there - very lush and beautiful scenery. Another small waterfall, but far less busy!

Definitely hard in some areas! We didn’t do the out and back but did the whole trail instead. Stunning views throughout.

hiking
17 days ago

Definitely requires good shoes, would advise against flip flops and slippery tennis shoes. Went up there a couple days ago and one lady had to be airlifted, she fell and was laying there for a while until help arrived.

Just climb up from the base of the third waterfall, cross it a couple of times, and you will come to the crater rim.

trail running
19 days ago

Good flat long trail for running or nature walk for the sea cliffs. Pay off is good if you like animals.

Did not hike so I cant speak about the hike.
$16.85 to hike.
perhaps we missed access point for trail hike?

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