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Manoa Falls Trail

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Manoa Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily 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, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

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.

4 hours ago

Great experiences hikes up to the Manoa Falls Amazingly Beautiful of Great Green Scenically of Jungle local trees, tropical forest, Alongside ways from the started through the water fall streams lines. ARPORN GRUADNOK & TERA MOELLER, we’re enjoyed our experiences hikes. Walked through bamboos forest. Bug/Mosquitoes spray definitely need it. Parking fairly fare. After our hikes we’re went to 1 of the Hawaiian, American, British foods cultures restaurant up in the front entrance above car park walks above the bridge through the restaurant we were Keep come up to get more food ls. that’s we’re really enjoyed. The foods drinks on balcony of the top trees restaurant had clearly white noodles soup. Our on the way home we’re stop by to have Vietnamese soups the broth was good. The restaurant located close in to Waikiki cities.

20 hours ago

super pretty, went swimming anyway at the base of the falls, so so so lovely to look around on your way as the trail is pretty easy and lets you sightsee

3 days ago

Awesome vegetation. Beautiful hike. Paid $5 for parking at a nearby snack bar place. Had restrooms and a place to wash off your shoes. Was a little muddy (December) and slippery in some places.

4 days ago

Lovely short hike up to the amazing falls. $5 for parking at trailhead and was fairly busy on a Monday 10th December. The path is very easy to follow and is a little slippy at times and rather muddy.

5 days ago

So Beautiful but so heavily trafficked. Go super early on a rainy day. Very easy

6 days ago

an easy but muddy trail. beautiful waterfall at the end after a wonderful jungle like trail. saw many folks with inadequate footwear...this trail has muddy slippery spots! please dress properly and keep an easy hike fun.

6 days ago

It was raining and windy, but the views were totally worth it. The trail can be slippery when wet so would recommend good shoes.

7 days ago

I went right after sunrise and was the only person on the trail. It felt like I had been dropped into another world! The foliage was incredible and the views were wonderful. I would highly recommend this trail but a few things to know: 1. Bring bug-spray! There are tons of mosquitos 2. The trail is very very slippery even when it hasn’t rained in a while. It’s basically thin layers of mud on smooth rocks most of the way up. Wear shoes with grips and keep your hands free to help with balance in case you slip.

8 days ago

A nice and family-friendly hike that offers a beautiful waterfall as a prize at the end. Witnessed a proposal.

hiking
11 days ago

Did this back in March with mom and brother, absolutely gorgeous and easy hike. When we went there were a lot of people at the waterfall end but the small trek was well worth it for how beautiful it was during.

hiking
12 days ago

Good family hike and beautiful views. Didn’t think the waterfall was very impressive but the walk through the trees and foliage were awesome. Bring $5 cash for parking.

13 days ago

Pretty views and hike

hiking
13 days ago

Still one of the best hikes on the island. Safe hike some muddy areas. Nice waterfall at the end. There are additional trails near the top but they are pretty long so be prepared if you plan on hiking to the top.

hiking
15 days ago

Hiked this trail on Thanksgiving! Great hike but I would rate it as moderate not easy d/t slippery rocks and mud. Our group did ok with kids and baby carrying , but we saw a couple people slip and fall. Beautiful hike!

17 days ago

Nice hike to an impressive waterfall! Muddy and wet. Do not wear flip-flops, you will be sorry. The arboretum nearby was also nice.

hiking
19 days ago

can be busy and muddy, with frequent rainfall. I swam in the waterfall and it was magical

19 days ago

Nice hike in full shade. Can be muddy so avoid flip flops.

21 days ago

great short hike

23 days ago

Beautiful trail!

24 days ago

Fun and pretty.

hiking
25 days ago

nice hike with the family, beautiful surroundings and away from all city life

25 days ago

Fun and pretty.

25 days ago

Really pretty hike and it’s super short. I was up and back in about 30 minutes. I will say it’s really busy, I would go around 7 or 8 am. I went both times at 9-10 am and it was packed. The falls are breath taking!

29 days ago

Easy hike, but the humidity in there is something else! My shirt was soaked before I even got to the waterfall.
Not the most impressive waterfall but the forest leading up to the waterfall is stunning

hiking
29 days ago

Easy hike. Very busy.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked November 2018.
This trail is the best one I’ve hiked this far....for the dogs. It was well shaded the entire way and even had a few fresh water run offs for them to drink. I really enjoyed the view and the finale at the end.
Definitely worth repeating.

hiking
1 month ago

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Just hiked this about 2 hours ago. They are doing some filming for a new movie on the trail. Super neat. Very slick on the trail but the destination was worth it!

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