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Maunawili Falls, Kailua

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  • Maunawili Falls is no pole or something like that is not there. Sometimes it's hard to feel a sense of accomplishment in a very accessible place.
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  • We read the reviews before we went but really didn't appreciate just how treacherous and muddy the terrain actually was until we tried it. It hadn't rained in a few days, so we really didn't expect it...  more »
  • My friend and I attempted this hike in the mid morning. It was pretty much abandoned which was nice. The forest was beautiful and the birds were singing. The trail however was extremely muddy and dang...  more »
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  • Fantastic. Plan for muddy conditions and rough footing. Would be easier if it's been dry for a week or more. Not for the frail. Swimming at the first falls was great. There are three mail jumping points. One is next to the waterfall about 3 meters, on the right side (facing the falls) the jump is about 10 meters, (see video) and if you are really crazy you can jump from the left side at about 20 meters. Aparantly there are additional falls further beyond the first one. Parking was available in the neighborhood near the gate.
  • The hike itself is alright, maybe 2 very nice spots to take pics before hitting the waterfall. Walking through a pretty muddy forest. But at the end. It's amazing. A nice waterfall for the finally where you can jump off
  • Great work Out with an even better reward of the waterfall to take a dip in after !
  • Definitely not for the novice hiker or someone who thinks tackling trails in flip flops is a good idea. It is very muddy and slippery when it rains but completely worth it! Beautiful lush greenery and steep slopes. Be prepared to swim and even cliff jump into the perfect little swimming hole that awaits you.
  • Tricksy to find, pretty difficult to ascend, but it's the quintessential jungle oasis. Beware, google will take the wrong way if you just map to the Falls and not the Trailhead. Hiking sandals are highly recommended, you'll be waking mostly on muddy tree roots. Seriously, MOST OF THE TRAIL.
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