Lua'alaea Falls Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Lua'alaea Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles
616 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers




over grown

One of the many waterfalls in Manoa Valley. This one starts from the same trailhead as Manoa Falls but is much less travelled.

16 days ago

Let me start off by saying that the scenery is absolutely stunning. My children were absolutely amazed at all the vegetation, wildlife, and natural formations. The hike will be easy for most healthy adults, but it was difficult at times for my 8 and 5 year old. Toward the end, it gets muddy and slippery, and stepper. Overall it was a good workout and my boys felt accomplished. My only negative is the rudeness of other people, especially runners. They simply didn't care about the safety of others and just wanted to get were they were going. I really thought it would be different here, but the same old attitudes exist everywhere. Overall great way to spend a Saturday morning. Go early and be prepared for mud.

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7 months ago

Cannot find it at all.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Very muddy and high traffic. Hard to tell where the trail was and had to jump slippery rocks through the river.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Fun! Hiked with baby on back and five year old walking. An adventure for sure.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Great hike. Lots of boulders to climb over and streams to cross. Not very strenuous, took our group of 18 about 1hr 20 minutes to get to falls. Go after a good rain.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

We had a very nice time hiking the trail through the rain forrest to the falls. There are many species of trees and other vegetation from all over the world .

Saturday, March 30, 2013