Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve - Manoa Falls Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve - Manoa Falls Trail
Country: United States
State: Hawaii
Nearby Town: Honolulu
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From Waikiki Beach take McCully Street toward the mountains then turn right onto Kapiolani Blvd. Follow Kapiolani Blvd then turn left onto University and drive through the University of Hawaii campus. After the campus, turn right onto Manoa Road and follow it until it dead ends at the trailhead.
Total Hike Distance: 1.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Manoa Falls Parking Area
Trails Used: Manoa Falls Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Kalanimoku Building
1151 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The Manoa Falls Trail is near the Lyon Arboretum and is popular with both locals and tourists. The trail leads to the Manoa Falls which drops 100 feet into a pool that is roped of for swimming (due to rock slides that have occured in the past.) Although hikers are told to be careful at the trailhead, we found it occupied by an attendant and had no issues with vandals. The Manoa Falls Trail winds through a classic Hawaiian forest and follows a creek to the base of the waterfalls. Although the trail is often crowded due to its proximity to Wakiki Beach, it is well worth the two hour roundtrip if your have an afternoon to spare in Oahu.



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