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Maunawili Falls, Kailua

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  • August 14, 2017
    We're going to see the waterfalls of Maunawili near Kailua (South East of Oahu) in August 2017. Attention: the trail is intended for people sports/good physical condition necessary! We have 50 minutes to go and 40 minutes back in a dense and humid jungle. The route is littered with roots, mud if it rained and stones/rocks. Several rivers are to go through on the final section leading to the waterfall. Him go is rather upward with more high steps near the end of the course (to be noted a fairly steep final descent) while the back is easier once the first climb difficulty. We enjoyed this trail because it is a total immersion in the Hawaiian jungle. There are some panoramas to breathtaking and lush vegetation that can be seen only in Hawaii! A little disappointed by the final waterfall, which is not so impressive as this. We thought we could bathe us in a large basin, but eventually, despite a significant depth, the place was only the happiness of a few brave ready to climb the cliff into the fall of 10 m high. The water of the basin was unfortunately Brown so nothing very motivating for a swim... the place is all the same beauty and yet once the single trail of its kind for walkers seasoned. Advice: go with good shoes is not necessarily best if it rained before. We were in flip flops and we were glad to have for river crossings! Don't forget to take water, snacks and of course a towel if you plan to take the plunge! The start is located at the end of the Maunawili road. You can easily Park in the streets residential over there! Enjoy;)
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  • August 4, 2017
    If you like a challenge and aren't afraid to get dirty, this is the hike for you. I did it 2 years ago and couldn't wait to come back to Oahu to do it again. Cherry on top is being able to jump off th...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    I went hiking with my husband and 2 sons. The whole hike is a maze of tree roots and rocks. It reminded me of a Harry Potter forest but the roots did not move. I kept thinking an orthopedist would be ...  more »

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