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Manoa Falls Trail

EASY 893 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
554 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 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.

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3 minutes ago

An easy hike. It’s a little muddy and crowded with people.

Quick and easy trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end

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4 days ago

The trail is not that bad with the exception of mud. just be mindful of foot placement when it has been an on and off rainy week. The view at the waterfall is definitely worth the hike. I found free parking in the neighborhood about 0.5 to 0.7 miles from the entrance of the trail.

hiking
4 days ago

Muddy but beautiful and easy jungle hike

6 days ago

Nice, easy hike, amazing jungle views with a gorgeous waterfall at the end.

8 days ago

11/10/17- $5 to park, and then you walk to the trail. You walk on a fairly paved path and then onto a more muddy rugged path. It was raining almost the whole time, but very light (like a rainforest, that we were in). It was more touristy than I expected, but wasn't awful. Some people had umbrellas and that was annoying- just wear a rain jacket or don't care about getting wet. The walk wasn't very challenging but the falls were still pretty. We also took another off rail path, 'Aihualama Trail, right by the falls. This gave us more of the experience we were wanting, though it never had a great view of the canyon due to the mist. It did have more vegetation and went into the mist. A lot more mud too

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9 days ago

The falls were nice but the hike was too short. It was a short, muddy hike just to look at a waterfall that is blocked off. you could cross the line and go to the water but it's not much. it's heavily trafficked near the falls and is hard to enjoy.

10 days ago

10 days ago

The storm made this hike incredible. The waterfall nearly blew me off the trail.

11 days ago

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12 days ago

Although marked “easy” I felt it was a pretty vigorous walk. A good climb. It was pretty muddy but was raining. It is really worth the while.