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Beautiful, adventurous!

If you like a challenge and aren't afraid to get dirty, this is the hike for you. I did it 2 years... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
904Habs
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Jacksonville, Florida
tree root and rock hike

I went hiking with my husband and 2 sons. The whole hike is a maze of tree roots and rocks. It... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
FriendswoodKathy
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Friendswood
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“swimming hole” (15 reviews)
“walking stick” (10 reviews)
“muddy hike” (7 reviews)
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Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like a challenge and aren't afraid to get dirty, this is the hike for you. I did it 2 years ago and couldn't wait to come back to Oahu to do it again. Cherry on top is being able to jump off the...More

Thank 904Habs
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I went hiking with my husband and 2 sons. The whole hike is a maze of tree roots and rocks. It reminded me of a Harry Potter forest but the roots did not move. I kept thinking an orthopedist would be in heaven here! There...More

1  Thank FriendswoodKathy
Reviewed 8 July 2017

So the hike itself isn't your reward. don't look at it that way. The falls and cliff jumping is your reward. Even if you don't jump from the small 10' rock, or the 35' rock, you'll enjoy watching others do it. I jumped once from...More

Thank Erik C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The falls are beautiful and worth the hike. There are few different levels on the rocks that you can jump in from. The only downside was a group of men there at the same time as us who kept climbing up high and jumping in...More

2  Thank 7Betsy83
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Take shoes your not scared to get real muddy! (You will break your thongs instantly if you wear them) Careful of open wounds as there are warning signs for Leptospirosis in the water. Took about 45 minutes to 1 hour each way on a very...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 10 May 2017

nice hike, didn't think it was bad and loved just spending the day with nature. Take sun screen you will need to reapply.

Thank RetMarineFamily
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I've heard so many people talking about Maunawili Falls, so we started out on the hike there. The trail is VERY worn in places and muddy. There are several steps going up and coming down a mountain. At the top there are nice views of...More

1  Thank lgatz
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The directions on the website are wrong and GPS doesn't seem to know there this place is. After a frustrating drive we finally found it and had no problem finding legal parking. The hike feels longer than it is because it's so hairy. As others...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Great hike! Muddy with lots of tree roots, but not too strenuous. 1.5 mile each way. Falls beautiful and kids enjoyed jumping off cliff into pool. Well worth the time.

Thank Dubbin1
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This used to be one of my favorite hikes. It is now so overused and muddy that the danger is too great. On my final hike there, I slid in the mud and was injured. The State abandoned the trail due to the danger and...More

Thank Ken L
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Straub38
5 April 2016|
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
It took a little over an hour each way, plus the time we spent at the falls. I think we were there about 4-5 hours total. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes that don't come off easy - is very muddy.
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pamlvt
24 August 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Like everyone has said, be cautious of open wounds when trekking in the creeks and swimming at the water falls.
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15 May 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
We took 2 buses to get there. Just check the bus schedule for Kailua/lanikai online.
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