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Maunawili Falls Trailhead, Honolulu

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Waterfall Hiking Trail
Follow a scenic hike along the river all the way up to a gushing waterfall on Maunawili Falls Trailhead. Popular with mountain bikers and hikers, the trail leads past different types of apple trees and native Hawaiian plants. At the bottom of the waterfall you'll find a great swimming hole. Many visitors muster up the courage to take the plunge into this natural pool with a swift jump from the overhead cliffs. The trail is of moderate difficulty and is 5.2 km (3.2 mi) in length. The route crosses the river several times and is often muddy due to rain and the proximity of running water. Be sure to wear proper hiking shoes to avoid slipping. Use our Honolulu vacation generator to arrange your visit to Maunawili Falls Trailhead and other attractions in Honolulu.
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  • We had read on a different website that people spent approximatey 45 minutes total on the trail ans falls but in reality, it would be 45 minutes one-way. We are avid hikers and visited the trail with ...  more »
  • If you appreciate the beauty of plants and birds, this is hike for you. Knotted ferns furled in tight balls, wild bromeliads, guava, orchids and wild pigs are a few of the treats you'll find on the tr...  more »
  • Not enough signage or information for this trail. It was beyond dangerous in parts and extremely muddy and slippery. Not a trail to do and get an injury along the way as you would be literally screwed...  more »