Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Round Top Forest Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

No bad at all. Easy trail with easy kid friendly passage.

Took the #5 bus to the bus stop then a walk up to the trailhead. So many spots were simply breathtaking. Definitely would recommend closed toe shoes- I have no idea how people did this with flip flops on.

hiking
4 days ago

Second time on this trail, or rather, trails. This loop is actually three trails with a lot of branches and different trails you could take. Manalaha, Maliki and a trail whose name starts with a K are what actually make up this loop.
From the parking lot you start on a trail that goes along the road and through what appears to be a yard then to a little park with a Bathroom. Cross the bridge and go left, wind up a trail about 1/4 mile to where the trails actually start with a trail sign. I went left to the Manalaha Trail first, then at the top of the hill there are 4 different directions you can go. Go down hill that’s Makikj. Then follow it down until another branch in the trail. Go left again. This will take you full circle.
There are waterfalls, a lot of flowers and beautiful jungle.

This was such a breathtaking hike. Worth every second.

Beautiful landscape on the way, a bit slippery when it rained the days before - but ok. A lot of people at the waterfall.

It was amazing. The waterfall was incredible but the lush Forrest was just as beautiful.

easy low hazard hike. I find it easier to go to the right loop. About a 2 hour loop total

hiking
15 days ago

Went on a Tuesday. Pretty muddy but not too bad considering it was raining/sprinkling. It was however very crowded.

16 days ago

This hike was very easy. Great hike for families. Took about an hour and a half to finish, taking a few side trails for views of the creek. This trail is very crowded and often had to wait several minutes for opposing traffic to get through in some tight areas. Beautiful and well maintained.

Good hike but lots of tourists. Best time for hike is first thing in the morning

TRAILHEAD CLOSED TODAY! If you are trying to do this hike, the trail head is closed today! We took an Uber up to the trailhead at 9am, and as of 9:30am, the trailhead was still closed.

Super short easy hike - great for kids and older people.

Nice hike! Took about 2 hours total coming in from Manoa Falls. Nice to get away from all the tourists.

Had to do a semi intense stream crossing right after the trailhead, and some of the steeper sections of trail were a bit washed out. Glad I wore swim trunks. Very pretty hike that goes thru Dr seussy forest and bamboo forest, and the waterfall is cool but accessible from the other side so you finish the hike surrounded by other tourists.

hiking
24 days ago

Went counterclockwise as most people suggested. Steep going up and slippery coming down. Crampons were very useful as the return leg was quite muddy. A pleasant, shady hike. Took me about 2 hours at an easy pace.

Really great for baby wearing! Easy and scenic.

hiking
27 days ago

Pleasant moderate falls hike. Was quite muddy when we had ventured out to this falls so check the weather and bring some decent shoes.

hiking
29 days ago

Nice trail with a really interesting change of foliage as you go along. It was kind of rainy and the trail was super muddy and slippery. Still doable, but wish I had brought old shoes instead! There are a lot of trails in this system- lots of great options!

walking
1 month ago

Very busy trail. I’ve done this trail a dozen times and have never seen it empty.

Trail is muddy so bring towels or extra shoes to protect your car

This trail should be rated moderate. It is wet and rocky the whole way. The falls are pretty but not too much to see on the way to them. Extremely crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome, very unique hike! If bringing kids or pets, it would be much advised to wait until the weather has been dry for at least a few days. We did it the day after a small rain storm, but after about a week of a swell. The river was extremely high! There were actual rapids, making the crossing fairly difficult for adults. My son, aged 3, had to be carried across and the water reached to my stomach and was very fast moving. It was absolutely worth it, though!
With the extra high waters, it was hard in two spots to find the path. The map had a hard time pinpointing my location, so it was a very loose guide.
We LOVED it! Definitely recommend

The scenery on the trail is amazing but be prepared for a lot of hikers. People wearing flip flops should reconsider their footwear so as not to slow others down. Safety is key !

nice hike wentduringa misty rainy day perfect for the look of the mountains very Jurassic like Trail well worth the hike

Came in from the Manoa Falls trail entrance. The trailhead for Aihaulama is marked by a small brown sign. There are no trail blazes anywhere along the trail that I saw, mainly we just followed the path better traveled looking. Wear good (old) shoes. Very muddy and slippery. The side of the trail is steep and eroded in some places. The views above the bamboo (about halfway up) and then out into the valley (at the top) are really great and it is a pretty quiet and secluded trail for being so close to a major tourist attraction (the falls).

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with a lot of people. But the forest and the fall are very beautiful.

1 month ago

Very kid friendly, easy hike. Mosquitoes and mud, so come prepared with bug spray.

Decent hike, very crowded with people, pretty muddy at times. Awesome waterfall halfway up, though. Its roped off but lots of people were swimming in the pool under it. There’s also an option to go up farther past that and thats a bit secluded and much less crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike, pretty busy. The pool and waterfall were fairly congested with people and took a little bit to get a good look.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, but overpopulated which may kill the experience.

Climb up the hill and jump off into the pool! Awesome! I bruised my entire butt!

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