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Manoa Falls, Honolulu

(4.4/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
Falling more than 46 m (150 ft), Manoa Falls sparkles against a sheer rock face. Take a 2.4 km (1.5 mi) hike through tall trees with twisted trunks and thick greenery to reach the falls. The pathway is often slippery, so wear shoes with a good grip. Then be prepared to take these shoes off to wade in the shallow pool at the base of the waterfall. Add Manoa Falls to your Honolulu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Honolulu trip builder.
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  • Although every trail, path and climb will eventually lead to a waterfall they are all different and all definitely worth a visit. Manoa falls are not the biggest but the area is very scenic and the wa...  more »
  • We had a good time hiking Manoa Falls. The trail isn't all that long, but it's pretty easy for anyone to do. Compared to other nearby hikes Diamondhead and Koko Crater, this is easiest. There are some...  more »
  • This was a great short hike. It's 1.6 miles round-trip. The fall is beautiful. The drive to the fall is beautiful too. It costs $5 per car to park. The day we went it was extremely humid. The trail is...  more »
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  • Well worth the hike super pretty!!! Breathtaking! Respect the signs and don't follow the ground and swim in the falls it's illegal and it hurts the ecosystem. It's also unsafe for you theirs bacteria that will make you very sick if swallowed or if it gets in a cut!
  • There is a fee for parking but it's not that bad. The hike is very nice very pretty. Would definitely bring boots or shoes. This is a fairly long hike, took about 40 minutes to get to the waterfall. There are some stairs.
  • This place was awesome! Good easy hike, anybody can do it just make sure you're okay with getting you're shoes muddy! It's probably best to not wear slippers. The waterfall is beautiful!!
  • I have to say, this trail is totally opposite feel to the Diamond Head Hike. With the exception of the cost to park $5 (which you will see on the right side by the snack shop) everything else is polar opposite. The road here is not paved like Diamond Head. Everything is green, lush and beautiful with minimal sunlight. You will definitely leave here muddy on your shoes. The trail does get tighter and slippery as you get closer to the fall. There is a portable bathroom beginning of the trail. This trail is not difficult, but it wasn't my kids favorite either. However, it is easy enough for a 5 year old to complete. There really wasn't much mosquito sighting when we went and we went really early in the morning like 8am. Highly recommend not to take anything with you like a bag or backpack, only maybe a walking stick. Still super fun for the family to do when you're in town.
  • Definitely need boots or trail shoes when muddy. Beautiful scenery, lush vegetation, flowering trees and bushes. Steep in some places. I would also recommend walking sticks.