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Manoa Falls Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 633 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Muddy Closed Fee
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NOTE: The trail is closed until further notice. Please consult the park's website before visiting, or check here: https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/trail/manoa-falls-trail/225 The trail is closed weekdays and only open Saturday and Sunday. It is subject to additional closures. Please consult the park's website before visiting, or check here: https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/trail/manoa-falls-trail/225 A short hike to the base of Manoa Falls in the Manoa Valley in Honolulu, Oahu, the Manoa Falls Trail winds through a lush Hawaiian tropical rainforest filled with movie scene locations from Jurassic Park and LOST. The trail can be quite muddy, so proper closed toe footwear is recommended. Unfortunately, swimming is not allowed in the pool at the base of the waterfall but the views alone justify this easy hike. This area receives significant rainfall so check the weather before going to avoid flash floods. The trailhead is a short drive from downtown Honolulu and can be accessed at the end of Manoa Road.There is a $5 fee to park. Visitors might also be interested in the nearby Lyon Arboretum and Botanical Garden which preserves endangered Hawaiian plant species.

Parking costs $5 at the parking lot, or you can take the #5 bus which stops just before the entrance, on the residential streets. You can also park on the residential streets and walk about 1/4 a mile in.

Follow Manoa road up as far it will go. You can also take the bus up (#5)

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Richie Zeng
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Trailhead is gated off, and there's a park ranger sitting in his truck in front of the gate keeping watch.

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Chanda Rowley
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Definitely still closed. Drove up yesterday and a crew was working at the trailhead. Lots of closed signs on the way to the trailhead and access was blocked by equipment. We will return when it opens. The drive up was spectacular!!

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Shaun Dunnigan
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Nuvia Alfaro
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Great hike, easy for kids. We did this hike about 3 - 4 years ago. We enjoyed how beautiful and scenic this hike was.

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Belen Leon
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Park still closed. Today is July 18th

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Jacob Kissack
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Trail is still closed July 12. Can park outside on the street and hike in. Water low because not much rain recently.

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Brittany Stevens
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Katie Tannehill
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Fun trail with a beautiful water fall at the end! Prepare to get a little muddy which isn’t a bad thing. Nice having showers to rinse off located in the parking lot.

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Iris Hang
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We went last year, but it was beautiful!! Probably my favorite. Shaded and not too bad of a hike, but some parts had mud so it was slippery. Would definitely recommend this trail!

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Ben R
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Sarah Guganovic
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A good quick little hike to see some waterfalls. Heavily trafficked, so definitely look at doing some other trails on Oahu if you’re after solitude. Kiosk in car park has amazing ice creams.

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Big Dan
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I'm interested in doing this hike as well as haiku stairs. dbgoodfella on IG or bdan870 on snap if interested. I'm here for a few more weeks. Looking for people to hike with before I head home.

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AllTrails User
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pretty easy when not muddy. some nice views off the main trail.

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Anneke Meinhardt
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Family friendly. Very muddy. Fun, easy hike through dense jungle with lots of secret nooks and crannies to appreciate. Portions of the TV show LOST were filmed in this area. Get an early start to beat the crowds and stop in at Morning Glass Coffee on the way!

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Lisa Rajt
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Kids loved this one - super crowded but it was easy and fun, and who doesn’t love a waterfall?

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Laura Ivanova
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Go to spot for tourists. Crowded but it is a beautiful trail with amazing foliage and the falls are quite pretty. Easy hike for almost all fitness levels. I bring my dog here. I find it way less crowded in the afternoon/evening so that’s my preferred time to go. IG: @pieandthesky

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Maya Schwan
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A must, make sure to go when the falls are strong

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Jazlynn Johnson
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Chad Oh
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Trail overall is mediocre. It would be easy if not for the landslides and it being very mudding because of the rain Manoa valley has been having these past few days.

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Joshua Tedesco
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CLOSED! But there are a lot of other great hikes that Oahu has to offer. If you would like a guide and personal photographer for any of these hikes please message me on ig: Jai.ti mahalo

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Tara Kelly
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Trail says it is only open during the weekends but was closed Saturday March 14 2020. :(

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jenna allen
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currently closed. would be nice if there was a way for it to tell you closings before you go and pay for a ride. nice view on the ride up sad we couldn't hike

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