- Type: Hiking, Natural Wonders
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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This approximately 100-foot-tall waterfall in Honolulu is easily accessible. All you need is proper footwear, insect repellant, drinking water, and the stamina to hike about 1½ miles on a well-worn path. The rainforest scenery is otherworldly, with enormous prehistoric ferns and the snaking roots of banyan trees. It's no wonder Steven Spielberg filmed scenes from "Jurassic Park" here. You probably won't see any dinosaurs, but be prepared: The path to the falls can be quite slippery with mud, so wear sturdy hiking shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.
If you're a first-time hiker, this is the trail for you. It'll get your blood pumping, but you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the falls. You can hike in the Manoa Falls area from sunrise to sunset. Entry is free, but there's a $5 parking fee if you use the lot at the base of the start of the trail. Visit the Manoa Falls section of the Hawaii Trail and Access Program's website for information in trail conditions and other information.
Nearby Things To Do
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific2.2 miles away
Honolulu Museum of Art2.5 miles away
Ala Moana Center2.6 miles away
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort2.6 miles away
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club2.7 miles away
Grand Waikikian Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations2.7 miles away