Waimano Falls Trail

MODERATE 239 reviews
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Waimano Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pearl City, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.

2.8 miles
902 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers




Directions from Honolulu: From H-1, exit at the Pearl City/Waimalu exit. Turn right on Moanalua Road at the end of the ramp. As Moanalua Road ends, turn right on Waimano Home Road. Continue on Waimano Home road until you reach a guard shack with a parking area on the left. Park here - the trails begin at the end of the chain link fence.

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Easy start, thank you to the neighborhood where we parked our car (close to the trail head).

Beautiful falls once we got there, pools a little murky but the water was still flowing. The place was pretty packed and that's my only complaint, but went at noon on a Thursday so I guess that's my bad! (There was a guy who had his music way too loud and that irritated me), so we headed back after taking a dip. There are two or three rope swings in the pool below the main falls.

Hard climb back up and out. Muddy so definitely wear shoes. Hike was pretty covered, so we weren't hiking in the blaring heat. Bring water!

Other than that, a nice hike overall!

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18 days ago

Beautiful and challenging trail. I was gripping on to roots and trees the entire way up/down. Wear your climbing shoes. And take your time getting down-it's slippery after the rain.

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20 days ago

Amazing hike! Beautiful the whole way through! Wear your climbing shoes cause your going to be doing plenty of it! There is mud just a forewarning but the falls was refreshing! Not ashamed to say the climb back up kicked my butt lol ☺️ Still definitely recommend

23 days ago

This hike is harder than moderate to me (but I'm a little out of shape)...,but well worth it. Going in was mostly down hill, the more challenging part was the way back..kinda brutal. The water falls area was quite rewarding, however! Bring plenty of water and a sweat rag! ;) Great hike, but please be very careful! You will be glad you did it!

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26 days ago

Hiked with the girlfriend for a nice trip to the falls!

27 days ago

Took our 6 & 8 year olds on this trail, they loved it, lots of different terrains but easy enough for them.