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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
Breezy. Partly cloudy with scattered showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with showers likely after midnight. Lows 64 to 75. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Temperature: 75.7° F
Relative Humidity: 76%
Pressure: 30.04"
Dew Point: 67.6° F

Winds from the East at 9.9 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:29 AM
Sunset: 6:01 PM
Weather reported from Hawaii Loa Ridge, Honolulu, HI (KHIHONOL135)
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs 71 to 85. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy. Haze in the evening. Scattered showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows 62 to 73. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 69 to 83. Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to south 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 62 to 73. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:04 PM
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