Manoa Falls Trail

EASY 857 reviews
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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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Would call this more of a walk than a hike, one definitely for the family and different abilities :)
We took some really beautiful photos here, and the waterfall at the end is great! Definitely worth a visit and doesn’t take up too much of your time. It rained when we was there which made some parts a tiny bit slippery but wear trainers and you’ll be absolutely fine :)

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10/14/2017-We opted to park in the residential area and started around 0815. Saw 28 groups/solo hikers so hike is pretty popular at that time. There was some rain drizzle but the path is filled in with gravel so it’s not as muddy or slippery. Waterfall was pretty good thanks to rain during the week.

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Relatively easy and rewarding

10 days ago

Easy hike. I took my 3yo with me. The florest is awesome but when we got the waterfall i felt little bit disappointed. Go early, the trail parking lot costs $5 and gets full fast, they open at 8am.

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