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Manoa Falls, Honolulu

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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. Our Honolulu trip planning site makes visiting Manoa Falls and other Honolulu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • You could spend hours just sitting and listening to the falls. I now understand how some people go to Hawaii and never leave.  more »
  • The day before, climbing and Diamond Head, could not obtain satisfaction, challenge is the Manoa Falls. But near the Honolulu Center from Japanese, felt foreign. We recommend that instead of tour, with the.
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  • The hike was a muddy one, but that is expected. Definitely wear good shoes with good traction. If you take your time, it is a good hike. Many people wore flip flops and some carrying babies, don’t thi...  more »
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  • This hike was labeled an easy hike. It was more like a moderate hike. Many wet rocks, stairs and in no way an easy trail. The terrain being so rocky, you couldn’t look away at all. Great foliage but not very enjoyable due to always looking down making sure you don’t slip and break your neck. Make sure you don’t wear flip flops. Very muddy in places. Bring water if you can.
  • Very nice hike. Steps can be slippery and muddy so plan ahead. The falls are very cool, wish I had brought a swimming suit to swim after in the pond.
  • Great hike. Great spot. Close to Waikiki and surrounding area
  • Fun and beautiful hike. Bring bug spray and good, grippy shoes. Show up early to beat the crowds. $5 to park.
  • Very beautiful hike surrounded by large trees and lush green shrubs. The road was muddy all the way to the top. So, dress accordingly. The creek runs next to the trail. I didn't have bug spay with me so I got bitten by so many mosquitos on the way. It was fun to read about the history of the Manoa falls from the information boards spread all over the trail.

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