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Manoa Falls Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (15)

This 0.9 mile long, easy trail gradually ascends through a lush rainforest ending at the 100 foot tall Manoa Falls.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

892' 272 m

High

413' 126 m

Low

479' 146 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

The trail is very crowded by hikers and tour groups. For less crowded and more impressive fall viewing, go on a rainy day...

Description

Manoa Falls Trail parking is located at 3739 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Follow Manoa Road into Paradise Park. Hikers have two choices: 1) Park in the Paradise Park lot for a fee of $5.00 or 2) Park in the lower neighborhood for free. After parking, continue hiking on the road toward the mountain. You'll see the trailhead kiosk with useful trail information. This trail is shaded by trees for almost the entire trail. Follow the yellow-marked lovely path.

In the beginning, the trail crosses over a footbridge and winds through the amazing rainforest. Take in the breathtaking, panoramic view of the misty green valley as you hike uphill. At the end of the trail, you are rewarded with a view of the 100 foot tall Manoa Falls.

Return to the trailhead along the same path, taking time to appreciate the tropical scenery on your way back. Near the kiosk on your right, you'll see Lyon Arboretum, a 194-acre tropical rainforest with exotic plants, flowers, singing birds and a self-guided hike. It's worth seeing, and it's free.

Flora & Fauna

Along the trail, look and listen for the white-rumped shama. The shama has a great variety of beautiful songs and often mimics other birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mirek Wierzbicki

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 15 votes

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  4.0 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#36

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#7,643

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Photos

Manoa Falls
May 12, 2018 near Maunawili, HI
Looking through the amazing rainforest
May 12, 2018 near Maunawili, HI
On the trail to the waterfall
May 12, 2018 near Maunawili, HI
The falls late December
Dec 26, 2019 near Maunawili, HI

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May 22, 2022
Michael Moreau
Mar 7, 2022
Ken Ko
Nov 27, 2021
Tyler Lyons
Nice, rocks make it kinda slick — 0h 57m
Jul 11, 2021
Gerald Murphy
Mar 9, 2021
Brad Larson
Oct 27, 2019
Phil Herriott
Sep 5, 2019
Brian Robbins
Jul 22, 2019
John M
Muddy-ish