Naniuapo Falls Trail

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Naniuapo Falls Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop 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 but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles
928 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


over grown

One of the lesser known falls in Manoa Valley. You will pass some old abandoned homes on the way.

4 months ago

The path to the falls is blocked. I had to lie down & slip between fallen bamboo to get there. There are many broken/fallen trees at the bottom of the falls. There are no pools at the bottom.

Friday, May 26, 2017

easy hike but muddy. beautiful bamboo forest, lots of exotic Hawaiian flowers to see and gorgeous waterfall.

Friday, April 21, 2017

i had a hell of a time finding trail and once i did was way to easy to keep losing it. i abandoned the hike and found a road that cut through.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nice hike; need heavy rain for waterfall to be really flowing but beautiful bamboo forest and mountain stream.

Monday, July 25, 2016

We decided to wait for a rainy day, a tropical storm in fact, to do this one. It was safe because we wouldn't fall off of any mountain, and we had a plan for a flash flood. At the start of the trail, we crossed a couple bridges, chose the left fork, passed through a gate, encountered a couple of abandoned shacks, and a man laying in our path. As we continued, the well maintained trail follows the stream into the back of the valley. It was fairly easy and only squishy muddy in some parts. Our surprise sleeper, warned us that the trail veers right now because of the downed tree. We didn't understand until our path was completely blocked by this enormous trunk. A rope was available to do something with, but because of the rain and storm, we turned around, headed down to the stream, and crossed into a bamboo forest. It was dark, and we were unsure except for the clear path that lay ahead of us. Following it up, the steps were a good work out, it brought us straight to the fall, and boy was the fall flowing!
The pictures we had seen were mostly of a trickle, this was the perfect conditions to seek out this secret fall! It was amazing. However, common sense made us look at all the fallen trees and realize that hanging out here all day, with tropical storm conditions would not be smart. So, we took our pictures and left.
Our trip back was fast! The weather was holding out, and we did don our ponchos...probably because we just wanted to wear them. Once we made it back to the car, and was settled, the rain started falling and didn't stop. It was a perfect adventure!

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