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Manoa Falls Tours

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Manoa Falls
Manoa Falls is a beautiful, moderate, 1-hour hike close to downtown Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Thanks to a paid parking lot and gravel path, it is one of the island’s most accessible hikes—and with a 150-foot (46-meter) rushing waterfall at the end, it is well worth the effort.
 
The Basics
The 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) round-trip Manoa Falls trail is well marked, and while visitors some go at it alone, a number of tour operators offer guided hikes. Parts of the path are paved or lined with gravel, but because of the heavy foot traffic and rainy weather, the trail can be very wet and muddy. As a result the relatively easy hike can be slippery; the last few minutes before the falls are the most challenging. The pool at the bottom of the falls is no longer open for swimming due to falling rocks.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Plan on getting dirty, and wear sturdy walking shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.
  • Bring insect repellent, as mosquitos are out in full force on the trail.
  • There is a small snack shop near the trail entrance.
  • The force of the waterfall depends on rainfall; expect less water in summer months.
 
How to Get There
Manoa Falls is located at the end of Manoa Valley, northeast of downtown Honolulu. If driving from Waikiki, take the H1 toward the airport, exit at Punahou Road, and continue on to Manoa Road. There is paid parking near the entrance to the hike.
 
When to Get There
The Manoa Falls trail is open year-round. Oahu has a mild, tropical climate, with hotter days in summer and a rainy season typically from November to March. On rainy days the waterfall is at its most impressive and the trail is less crowded—yet also very muddy.

Tropical Vegetation
Manoa Falls is full of colorful, tropical plants, and a naturalist guide or book can help you identify what you see along the way. Parts of the trail are lined with guava, eucalyptus, and banyan trees as well as awapuhi, or bitter ginger flowers. It is common to spot tropical birds and insects as well.
Address: Manoa Falls, Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Manoa Falls

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Manoa Waterfall Small-Group Adventure with Hidden Trail HikeHiking

Manoa Waterfall Small-Group Adventure with Hidden Trail Hike

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Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature found of Hawaii as you hike 2 miles to Manoa Falls in Oahu on this small-group excursion. Join a local hiking expert, and a group of no more than 12 guests, as you journey via the Manoa Trail on a moderate hike to the tallest accessible waterfall on the island, a location made famous as a film location for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Lost World.’ This Oahu waterfall excursion also includes a backpack and hiking staff plus round-trip transport from Waikiki hotels.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Manoa Waterfalls Run and Hike with Local Guide4WD Tours

Manoa Waterfalls Run and Hike with Local Guide

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See what the locals know on this hike to Manoa falls. Ideal for relatively fit and adventurous travelers who want to get out into nature and see how truly beautiful this island is. Hike or run with your guide along the 2.5-mile (4 km) off-road trail to Manoa Falls - an impressive 150-foot (46 m) high waterfall. Hike through bamboo forests and stop to admire tropical botanicals and enjoy refreshing snacks along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Hawaiian Beauty PackageFull-day Tours

Hawaiian Beauty Package

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Experience the natural beauty of the Hawaiian rain forest during a combo tour that includes two self-guided hikes on the island of Oahu. With convenient pickup from your hotel in Waikiki, enjoy easy transportation in a comfortable shuttle and hike to Diamond Head and Manoa Falls on your own. See the 150-foot (46-meter) high waterfall and enjoy panoramic views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Oahu friendly hiking experience Hiking

Oahu friendly hiking experience

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Explore Oahu's off-the-beaten-path hikes with a dedicated guide in the lead. You and your private party of four people or more will have undivided attention and be able to pick the type of hike you'd like to do; all skill levels and abilities are welcome. Learn about Hawaii's geology, flora, and fauna through guided commentary as you travel.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Local Expert Private ToursDay Trips

Local Expert Private Tours

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Make the most of your precious time in Hawaii with a private Oahu tour that you can customize to your own interests. Whether you want to see beaches, go for a hike, or check out historical attractions, you can enjoy a day the way you want with a private guide. Possible things to see and do include Diamond Head, Manoa Falls, Hanauma Bay, Kualoa Ranch, a coffee farm, the North Shore, or downtown sites.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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Hawaiian Style Moped Rental for the DayVespa Rentals

Hawaiian Style Moped Rental for the Day

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Our standard basket moped allows you to be ready for any activity while exploring O'ahu. Plenty of storage for your helmet, beach gear or shopping bags the standard basket is our most easy to ride moped with plenty of performance to explore the south and east shores. Easily navigate our scenic coastal roads toward Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, the Blowhole, Sandy Beach, Waimanalo and Kailua. Our staff will teach any rider, so there is no concern if this is your first time riding a moped in Hawaii.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Hawaiian Style Scoot Coupe Rental for the DaySelf-guided Tours & Rentals

Hawaiian Style Scoot Coupe Rental for the Day

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The Scoot Coupe is sleek, elegant, practical and just plain fun. Only a car license is required to rent a Scoot Coupe. It is the only two person moped in Hawaii. Passengers must be at least 7 years old. Designed only for riding in Honolulu. The Scoot Coupe is great for riding around Diamond Head, up towards Manoa Falls, down into the Punchbowl Cemetery, Downtown Honolulu, Kaka'ako, Magic Island and Waikiki. Equipped with bluetooth speakers so you can listen to your favorite music while turning heads at every corner. The rental includes helmets, a lock, a custom tour map and gas.
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  • 8 hours
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Tropical Adventure PackageFull-day Tours

Tropical Adventure Package

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Embark on a tropical adventure with a guide in the lead on this full-day excursion on the Manoa Falls Trail. Take an easy hike up the mountain to see the waterfalls and take a dip in the pool before returning to your hotel for the second portion of the tour. With convenient pickup, head out to Hanauma Bay's coral reef for a snorkeling adventure, with all equipment included and instruction from your guide. Coordinating these two activities separately may be time consuming; this tour gives the opportunity to do them both.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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