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Manoa Falls Trail

EASY 808 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.

hiking
20 minutes ago

This trail was awesome!!!! It was so beautiful there are so many places to stop and take pictures at and so many beautiful trees and flowers and the history of the trail is cool too! We took our 6month old German Shepherd at the time and her loved it! The waterfall at the end is so beautiful and awesome!!!! Can't wait to be back in Hawaii!!!

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1 day ago

Went when they first opened, not too crowded at all! It was raining, so the waterfall was beautiful! Very quick and easy hike!

1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

Gorgeous trail that ends with a 160ft waterfall. It was pretty muddy further up the trail when I went and bug spray is a must for the mosquitoes. I recommend going early (trail parking lot opens at 8am and costs $5) so you can get a spot and not deal with too many people crowding around the waterfall.

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hiking
9 days ago

Short and sweet.

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9 days ago

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9 days ago

You will see everything on this short hike. And by everything I mean...People hiking while smoking a cigarette, girls hiking in mini skirts with Prada handbags, people blaring loud music, guys and girls wearing white designer pants and complaining about mud, etc.

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9 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Cool hike. Very easy to get to. $5 for parking is a little much considering that people are inconsiderate at the waterfall itself. People sit there and crowd it and no one can enjoy the natural beauty of it.

13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

The trail was pretty busy when we went (lunch time) but after taking a separate path we had great views and were alone most of the time. Not too long at all. The waterfall was tall, but you couldn't really swim at the bottom.

hiking
14 days ago