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Manoa Falls, Honolulu

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Waterfall
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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  • We did this hike third week in March and the falls were quite small, I'm guessing because there hadn't been much rain. Without the rain though the trail was nice and dry and easy to walk although some...  more »
  • Did this hike one morning during our stay. A bit tricky to find as it is behind housing areas. The hike is moderate however you will need good running/walking shoes as it is rough at times especially ...  more »
  • It is a relatively short walk to the Manoa Falls, but you will see a variety of trees and plants along the way. It had not rained for several days, yet the path was a bit slick in places. It would hel...  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.