Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

1 day ago

Did this trail after the Moana waterfall. Didn't complete the loop, but hiked it just before it branch's off and had to turn around due to time. I would love to go back and complete it. It was raining heavily during the whole hike, so the use of bamboo sticks helped a lot on the way back, four of us left those bamboo sticks at the trail entrance for others to use.

1 day ago

Did this last week, great hike, awesome pictures.

no crowds!!! wonderful trail. I recommend for anyone visiting this area. take your kids but not your gramma. bring a garbage bag and collect trash as u go.

way to many people!!!

3 days ago

Pretty easy hike with a waterfall at the end as a reward. Went early before the lot attendant arrived, but we still had to pay upon leaving. Go early as the parking lot was full by 9am.

Beautiful and so worth it. The most crowded times is early morning/noon, later on gets a bit better. Fun for everyone, would suggest to wear safe shoes since it’s gets muddy/slippery places. For a tourists, I would suggest this waterfall as a must to visit what doesn’t take a lot of effort but are so beautiful.

Wear shoes with good traction! I wore hiking boots and my kids had water socks. Both worked fine for the slippery trail. Gorgeous hike. We started at 6pm and were the only ones there.

Good easy hike!

This is a very crowded trail is the only reason I'm giving 3 stars instead of 5. If it wasn't so crowded, I would give 5. If it has been raining, be prepared to get your shoes muddy.

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8 days ago

Good easy trail for all ages. Took our 3 year old (have to carry her most of the way as she nodded off) and our 8 year old no problem.
A bit muddy when rain, especially if you go up to the trail on the left having reached the water fall. Beautiful bamboo lined trail from this part.

Nice short hike.... crowded....

Nice short hike with a great waterfall at the end. Regular workout shoes were sufficient.

13 days ago

Beautiful. Very slippery when it is raining so be careful.

15 days ago

It was such an enjoyable hike. Not hard at all and the sights along the way were amazing. It was a bit crowded but manageable. The only thing was how muddy the trail was. Not sure if it had recently rained, but some parts were kind of slippery.

It’s a good fun family hike, just kinda disappointing on the fact that it’s crowded. And once we got to the falls it was just overcrowded. However we started at 9ish got done around 10. Maybe that’s just the peak times?

20 days ago

Pretty easy hike. The waterfall is roped off but people still swim. That's great if you plan to swim. Inconvenient if you want to take pictures of the falls. I saw people on the trail in a cast boot and one on crutches. This hike is NOT appropriate for anyone who can't climb lots of stairs.

20 days ago

Awesome hike. It does get muddy and some areas are slippery. Also, it is extremely crowded. I would recommend getting there as early as you can. There is a $5 parking charge so bring cash.

21 days ago

We enjoyed our hike! The trees, plants and water surrounding the area was amazing. Waterfall was beautiful in a scenic area. Heavy traffic and it was pretty muddy, at the end in the parking lot there are hoses to rinse shoes in needed.

Definitely the most beautiful hike I have done. It wasn’t too crowded when we went on a Wednesday afternoon. A little bit strenuous going up but really worth it for the falls at the end.

22 days ago

Super muddy when we went (mid-June) and the waterfall at the end was beautiful but extremely crowded. A nice afternoon hike but I’d try during an off-peak time to really enjoy it without the crowd!

A nice perk was that it’s dog friendly. We brought our sweet girl a 18 pound Yorkie/Silky mix and she was able to handle it.

This was very fun! The hike up to Manoa Falls is easy, with a beautiful waterfall, and then this side trail (there’s a sign to the left hand side if you’re hiking up to the falls) is so beautiful and peaceful! There’s a few switchbacks, but the elevation gain is pretty steady, there’s no sharp inclines. Then, when you get to the loop, it’ll say “Pauoa Flatts Trail” with an arrow going both ways. I would highly suggest going to the RIGHT and going counterclockwise unless you want to descend using a rope on the side of a mountain with a steep drop. Going up with the rope was much more pleasant than descending in that spot! Also, after turning right into the loop, it’ll only be about 10 minutes until you come to a spectacular view of the valley, and even a small part of Kaneohe Bay & Honolulu on clear days. The loop is very fun-it is a ridge trail, but it’s not super steep in any spot for a long time and is definitely manageable! We enjoyed this hike very much! The views are incredible and the rain forest is gorgeous. The loop took us about an hour and a half (with a lot of stopping to take pictures), the whole 5.2 mile hike took us about 4 hours, going a very comfortable pace.

Quiet trail away from the more populated Manoa falls trail with a beautiful view once you make it to the loop at the top. Would recommend old shoes because yours will get very muddy

24 days ago

Was a nice little hike, a little more strenuous then easy I would say. The waterfall was nice at the end just very crowded

27 days ago

started early in morning and wasnt that crowded. pretty easy hike, great waterfall at top. would recommend! pretty slippery, be careful if it just rained.

27 days ago

We went in the early evening and it wasn’t too crowded. The falls were nice! The vegetation was incredible!

Great hike! Beautiful views! Great place to bring kids.

Beautiful hike! Best time to go 5:30pm not so crowded then

Hike itself was fun and waterfall at the end is great, but this trail is too packed with tourists and most of the time it's too crowded to enjoy. Go during the off season during the week.

Crowded. Definitely would start earlier. The trail was pretty easy but very slippery. Some amazing views right towards the beginning.

1 month ago

Crowded but a fun short hike. Very muddy when it rains but this is one of the best times to see the waterfall.

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