Mānoa Falls

Trail and Monument / Landmark
Manoa, Honolulu
  • Biz T.
    "Nice easy hike to really cool falls, but crowded"(8 Tips)
    Kim K.
    "Can be quite slippery in some parts."(11 Tips)
    Jaclyn S.
    "Be sure to use bug spray & shoes you don't mind getting dirty."(8 Tips)
    Michael O.
    "Wear hiking shoes, the trail gets a little muddy!"(3 Tips)
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  • Pelin G.
    The trail is amazing! The vegetation is so diverse, from banyans to bamboos. Though the volume of water of the falls wasn't much since it was the end of summer
  • S. C.
    S. ChaudherySeptember 8
    Definitely can be done in flip flops. Just remember to wear bug spray.
  • Damian B.
    Expect heavy but brief rainfall. Weather changes quickly but well worth the views. About 1 hr round trip. Get there before 10am to avoid the crowds.
  • Jesennia K.
    Hike early to avoid crowds . Bring insect repellent and a change of clothes , it can be very muddy .
  • Steve C.
    Monoa is great but if you're headed this way it's worth checking out Lyon Arboretum. It's literally next door and has its own trails filled with Hawaiian and other exotic plants.
  • Kim K.
    Kim KohoApril 3
    Easy trail to bring your tourist friends and family on. Can be quite slippery in some parts. One of the GREENER trails and relatively cool
  • Ricardo J.
    Ricardo JerezDecember 10, 2016
    Beautiful and easy hike. Vegetation is simply amazing.
  • Jacki K.
    Jacki KruseNovember 11, 2016
    Great hike with beautiful lush scenery! Dont forget the mosquito repellent!
  • C B.
    C BaileyOctober 18, 2016
    Great half hour walk (each way) to see a nice waterfall. Relatively easy but there is a slight incline and rocks can get a little slippery
  • Corey B.
    Corey BaileyOctober 15, 2016
    Great easy hike! Beautiful area. Just $5 for parking. Just bring shoes you're ok with getting dirty. Was not buggy when we were there
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle A.September 20, 2016
    Easy hike, more of a walk. Some Jurassic Park scenery to be found here.
  • Anna Victoria O.
    Short hike but beautiful falls.
  • Keith K.
    Keith KaplanJanuary 13, 2016
    Try to go in the morning because the trail gets very busy once the day starts to move along. DO NOT wear flip flops.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MastersJanuary 12, 2016
    Relatively easy hike into a jungle paradise. Be careful of the brown clay when it rains as it can be really slippery!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SJanuary 2, 2016
    When the path is wet, it's slippery. Be careful and wear good shoes. Have time to explore? The bamboo "forest" on the side of the path is quite beautiful.
  • Manuel H.
    Manuel HeckNovember 23, 2015
    Nice Trail.
  • Peter J.
    Peter JNovember 11, 2015
    Pretty sweet hike they Jurassic park land, and I nice lil dip in the waterfall as a reward!
  • Francisco C.
    Francisco CoutinhoOctober 22, 2015
    Don't attempt without the right footwear!
  • miabes
    miabesOctober 10, 2015
    Hike to Manoa Falls is easy. Trail improvements are underway. Last .2/.3 of trail is on slippery rocks and some mud.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanSeptember 21, 2015
    a relatively easy hike and near a bus route
  • Satoko
    SatokoSeptember 17, 2015
    30 minutes walk to reach falls and 20 minutes to come down. Good exercise. Amazingly big trees. We could feel nature.
  • Matteo M.
    Matteo MattSeptember 4, 2015
    A really easy path for a really big wildlife experience! Flowers, planets, waterfall! Awesome! Pay attentions, it's really rainy hear.
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PAugust 26, 2015
    Easy, beautiful hike. Good for beginners.
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeJuly 4, 2015
    Nice easy hike to really cool falls, but crowded
  • Josie S.
    Josie SMarch 21, 2015
    Just the hike to see those HUGE trees was worth it! Easy hike even for youngsters.
  • Kai H.
    Kai HockertsMarch 3, 2015
    Great hike. About 2km one. Gets quite muddy and a bit steep. My son went for a swimm under the waterfall.
  • Nam P.
    Nam PhamFebruary 23, 2015
    No water in this time of the year!
  • Sina V.
    Sina VaeauFebruary 22, 2015
    The bamboo Forrest and the waterfall!!!
  • Sina V.
    Sina VaeauFebruary 22, 2015
    Great place!!! There's a waterfall and a bamboo Forrest and during my hike I saw cute little piggies. If you're planning to hike all the way to the top bring lots of water and snack. Lovely big trees2
  • Brad
    BradDecember 5, 2014
    A nice walk. Good for groups. If you get here early it's very peaceful.
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanSeptember 28, 2014
    Amazing place. Def wear sneakers vs slippers as it gets muddy and slippery. Some bug spray may help too
  • Kameron S.
    Kameron SpencerSeptember 27, 2014
    Look out for T-Rex's! It's like Jurassic Park!
  • Gaelle A.
    Gaelle A.September 9, 2014
    Easy trail in the forest. Good pics to take with the trees and the fall. You can go to swim but be careful of the rocks, don't fall ! Lot & a lot of moskitos, be prepared !
  • Kameron S.
    Kameron SpencerAugust 20, 2014
    Bring Bug Spray!!
  • CNN
    CNNAugust 6, 2014
    Without too much effort, Manoa Falls is reached via a 1,200-meter hike with shoulder-height vegetation akin to Jurassic Park. Scenes from the 3rd movie in the franchise were filmed here. Read more
  • Radical-Taranukul
    Radical-TaranukulAugust 4, 2014
    Pretty easy hike, nice and short with a water fall at the end.
  • Sandra C.
    Bug spray!!!! Or the Mosquitos will eat you alive!!!
  • Clay C.
    Clay ChastainDecember 27, 2013
    I wore some flat slippers. It rained. It was muddy. What were you expecting? It's a rainforest waterfall. Enjoy the sights.
  • Sahana U.
    Sahana UDecember 26, 2013
    Lessons learned: Don't wear flip flops (like I did), grab bamboo sticks as your walking stick (it gets muddier as you get to the top), and don't forget your bug spray.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 14, 2013
    Beautiful falls, but a pretty muddy hike there. Be prepared to get dirty.
  • Gulcin S.
    Gulcin SogutOctober 27, 2013
    You should go there, nice trail. And leave before get dark ;)
  • [Princess]
    [Princess]October 18, 2013
    Nice hike and waterfall but most of the trail is very muddy so be prepared to get dirty. Make sure to wear the right shoes and use bug spray.
  • Shelly D.
    Shelly DrostSeptember 30, 2013
    beautiful! Well worth the hike. Like others said, wear tennis shoes, etc, not flip flops. Not sure how many would wear flip flops anyway on a hike - lol
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HamanoAugust 8, 2013
    Probably muddy. If you see mud on the shoes of other hikers, don't assume you're going to be that one that won't get muddy.
  • Jessi D.
    Jessi DexJuly 25, 2013
    Wear bug spray! Worst mosquitoes we've seen on the island. The pool at end of water fall is not deep enough for swimming (and dangerous, according to the signs)
  • Olivia
    OliviaJune 3, 2013
    really worth seeing and worth the hike! such an adventure juz be careful with all the mud ;)
  • jr j.
    jr juniorMay 20, 2013
    Hike with a stick. Makes you feel like Gandolf.
  • Everyday
    EverydayMay 9, 2013
    Keep going until you get to the bamboo.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WolfeMarch 24, 2013
    Great hike watch out for mud. Bring a stick.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KaneJanuary 12, 2013
    Watch out for the mud on the upper sections; try stepping through the roots instead of the slippery metal cross ties. Bring a walking stick for added safety.
  • Damian D.
    Damian DavilaJanuary 6, 2013
    DON'T wear flip-flops, slippers, chanclas.
  • Nikki R.
    Nikki RodaDecember 25, 2012
    If it is really muddy on the trails, I would highly recommend just going barefoot. There aren't any bugs to worry about and it is much easier to clean your feet than mud-soaked shoes
  • Pete D.
    Pete DrenkowAugust 9, 2012
    Muddy trail, bring the right shoes. Parking is $5.
  • Tiffany J.
    Tiffany JonesJuly 24, 2012
    Be ready to get muddy!!!! Don't wear shoes that you don't want ruined!!!
  • Jaclyn S.
    Jaclyn SuanJune 22, 2012
    It's a nice hike to the waterfall. Be sure to use bug spray & shoes you don't mind getting dirty. The second trail after the falls gets a little muddy.
  • Michael O.
    Michael O'ConnorJune 16, 2012
    Wear hiking shoes, the trail gets a little muddy! Remember you camera there are some amazing photo opportunities!
  • Ali Y.
    Ali YoungMay 25, 2012
    $5 parking at Paradise Park, $3 for military
  • Gee H.
    Gee HawaiiMay 11, 2012
    Especially don't go in water if u have n open cut or bad Breeth.
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus HughesMarch 26, 2012
    Wear hiking shoes or firm grip shoes
  • Donna M.
    Donna MDecember 26, 2011
    Definitely need good shoes, rain gear, walking stick, bug repellant and a camera. The whole trail has 3G!!
  • Dev
    DevNovember 24, 2011
    Grab a bamboo stick at the start of the trail. It gets slippery on the way down
  • Rene M.
    Rene MooreNovember 15, 2011
    Wear bug repellant in wet months or after a rain. Otherwise. Lots of bites!
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GottschalkAugust 26, 2011
    Try the shaved ice in the new Paradise mini shop after hiking this most beautiful and most visited falls in Oahu.Bring shoes &mosquito guard, not sunblock, since the canopies will help avoid the sun.
  • Apple C.
    Apple ColungaJuly 30, 2011
    Wear shoes & not flip flops or you'll regret it
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TonakiJuly 26, 2011
    Vibram Five Fingers or any trail shoes are a must. Very slippery footing and don't bother with sunblock or skin lotion here its mosquitoe bait as they never rest.
  • Sun S.
    Sun ShinJuly 25, 2011
    Very slippery, lots of mosquitos.
  • Mada B.
    Mada B.June 3, 2011
    Love the Bamboo
  • Roe N.
    Roe NavarroMay 3, 2011
    Get hiking shoes and a poncho
  • roycifer
    royciferDecember 23, 2010
    don't wear flip flops dude
  • Gayla J.
    Gayla JacobsonDecember 8, 2010
    Very slick!
  • Laura D.
    Laura DaweOctober 19, 2010
    Sturdy sjljoes are a must
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteOctober 15, 2010
    Falls not so impressive in the fall. Go in the spring.
  • Maegan R.
    Maegan RegalaJuly 24, 2010
    Make sure to wear good hikingh shoes. Flip flops not recomended. It gets pretty muddy as you go higher and deeper in. But the waterfall at the end is amazing.
  • Frank H.
    Frank HammMay 20, 2010
    Get good foodwear because trail may be slippery.
  • Elena K.
    Elena KucherenkoMay 17, 2015
    Легкий непродолжительный трейл. Нужна хорошая обувь, так как там очень влажно и скользко. В конце будет симпатичный водопад, где можно искупаться.
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