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Manoa Falls

Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Length1.6 mi
Elev. Gain425 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating8 / 10
The Manoa Falls trail has a host of natural attractions that make it one of the most popular hiking destinations of the island. Since it is a very well managed trail, it is great for amateur as well as skilled hikers. Located very close to downtown Honolulu, the trail begins on a flat and broad ground. You can reach the trailhead walking past a grassy meadow and over a small bridge. The path here is somewhat tricky, so you need to stay alert.

Along the way, you will find that the trail takes you through a beautiful and lush forest. You will be able to hear the roar of the mighty Manoa falls before you reach it - the sound and the sight of the 150-foot waterfall is definitely worth the hike. You can also see the 30 ton rock debris that was deposited here after a major rockslide in 2002.

Be careful of the leptospirosis disease that can result from a kind of bacteria that is found in some of the water bodies here. So heed the sign before taking a dip in the pool.

Best time to go
June to September

Parking lot fee - $5

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 19.953' N
157° 48.071' W

Driving Directions:
Drive north from the Punahou Street and stay left when the path turns into Manoa Road. Continue driving as the road terminates at the Paradise parking lot.
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Weather Report for Honolulu, HI
Occasional showers. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 59 to 77. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southeast in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Temperature: 60.2° F
Relative Humidity: 88%
Pressure: 29.87"
Dew Point: 56.6° F

Winds from the ENE at 2.0 mph gusting to 30.0 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.63"

Sunrise: 6:00 AM
Sunset: 6:56 PM
Weather reported from Waialae Iki, Honolulu, HI (KHIHONOL23)
Cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Lows 55 to 69. South winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 62 to 81. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Lows 59 to 72. South winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 64 to 83. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:59 AM
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