Manoa Falls Trail

EASY 656 reviews

Manoa Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
784 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

A short hike to the base of Manoa Falls, passing through movie scene locations from Jurassic Park and Lost This short hike will take you to 100ft Manoa Falls. The trail can be quite muddy, so make sure to wear proper shoes (you will be sorry if you wear flip flops, because your toes will easily slip around once they get muddy. Several scenes from the TV show LOST were filmed here, as was parts of Jurassic Park (you can see posters in the building with bathrooms and food service). Unfortunately, you cannot swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall, but the view alone justifies the easy hike. There is a $5 fee to park.

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19 hours ago

Easy out and back trail with a very nice fall at the end!

1 day ago

Outstanding.

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1 day ago

2 days ago

Great trail that leads to a nice waterfall. The 100 year old trees throughout the trail are massive and beautiful. My wife, 10 year old son and 6 year old daughter handled it with no problem. Pack some snacks and bring water. $5 for parking or you can park on the street before the park and walk up to the hike. You will get muddy on this one and make sure your steady with your footing because the rocks will be slippery in areas. Make sure to stop 3/4 of the way up on the right is a cool area to take a break and build a rock teepee by the stream.

2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Very easy and children friendly. The waterfall at the end was nice and you were able to swim in the shallow water. It was slick in some places. Beautiful sites.

3 days ago

Only go if it has been raining for a few days prior or the waterfall at the end is a joke. Can be muddy and slippery at certain points

5 days ago

Worth the hike and less muddy than some of the other trails after a rain due to the some rock on the trail. A few mosquitos to plan for--but not too bad. In the end a beautiful waterfall.

6 days ago

as good and easy as it gets for families and little ones.

nature trips
6 days ago

Great family hike. The kids lived it.

hiking
7 days ago

7 days ago

Easy trail, through a very pretty rainforest.

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7 days ago

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8 days ago

Easy hike in a pleasant jungle setting. The falls have s fairly low flow rate and not much of a pool to swim in beneath them. A short hike with some nice trees and flowers along the way.

8 days ago

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9 days ago