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So we started the trail around 930-10 and we got there just in time. Going up was easy and smooth, only had to stop for 2-3 people at a time, but once we got to the waterfall is was packed. There were multiple people going past the “do not go past this sign” sign, like way past it, so it was a little chaotic. We didn’t stay very long because of the crowd, and on the way back down it was starting to get busy so we had to wait for multiple groups. Love it because it’s beautiful, and easy but very high trafficked.
If you’re uncoordinated like me, i think walking sticks would help. Even if it was a little more wet than today, I’d recommend shoes with a good grip.

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Want to see a video about it and make sure it's the right hike for you, check: https://youtu.be/6QWJTPY0n9Y.

One of the coolest hikes that I have ever done. The first half is amazing. You're hiking by water falls and up them. I went on a day that turned rainy (when I checked the forecast it said, 20% chance and it rained on us a lot), and that made it less fun and we couldn't see anything. We ended up slipping and literally sliding on our buts down from the top. DO NOT GO ON A RAINY DAY. It's a better hike for the dry season, first for the views and second for safety.

Tough time navigating as the trail was poorly marked. Missed the pool altogether. Will have to give it another shot soon!

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We took this trail from the Manoa Falls side. I liked the idea of parking there. Seems more secure. i've done the trail back to the falls at least a dozen times. Its very pretty. If you've never been here you should do this section. Its a must. Once we branched off to the Aihualama the traffic dropped off. We saw probable about a dozen people from that point one. The trail is easy to follow for the most part. There was one branch about 1/4 of the way in. I opened the all trails app just to make sure I was on the right branch. We went left. Generally speaking the trail with the most traffic will be the right one. The Aihualama dead ends into the loop. I think it is also known as the Pauoa Flatt's trail. We went left up to the look out. Great spot for pictures. We didn't close the loop instead went back down the way we came. We didnt budget enough time. Happy hour was calling.

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So this is actually private property owned by the Board of Water Supply and if you are caught doing the hike you could get fined. Yes, the views are stunning, but BE CAREFUL! People have died on the hike before, and I talked to a firefighter medic who told me that she has personally had to rescue people from the hike with broken backs, legs, etc. Also, go early in the morning. The sun sets extremely fast, so if you start after noon you risk being caught out there in the dark, which is not something you will enjoy. We made this mistake, and it caused my husband to nearly fall over the edge of the third waterfall because he didn't see the edge and he wasn't being cautious. I caught him under his armpits, but the lower half of his body went over the edge.

12/7/17. You can park down the hill for free and walk up, or drive to the top and pay $5 to park here. Came with 4 others, they wanted an "easy" hike so we did this and they were visiting. This was in fact an easy hike for me (was hoping a little harder), but was nice views, large trees. The waterfall was nice and cold. Even though there r signs that say don't cross, several people crossed over. It was a high traffic trail.
Side note. At the top of this hike when you reach the waterfall, there's another trail to the left, I will come back and do this one too.

Awesome view at the top! Worth the hike!

So awesome

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Anyone planning on going between these dates: December 8th and December 13th? Please e-mail me at Annzib17@aol.com or send me a message on Instagram at Annzib9

Great hike, it's a long and hard hike but the view and the wildlife is amazing. It was really mudy und slipery but it was raining the day before.;) we had a lot of fun and would go again.

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Very tough but amazing hike with beautiful waterfalls and scenery. Took my 16 year old son and I five hours to complete. Make sure to bring a change of clothes and shoes because of the mud. Also make sure to go on a clear, calm day for better views of the island.