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Maunawili Falls

Kailua, Oahu, HI
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nice hike, didn't think it was bad and loved just spending the day with nature. Take sun screen you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Justin, Texas
A bit disappointing

I've heard so many people talking about Maunawili Falls, so we started out on the hike there. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kailua, Hawaii
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“swimming hole” (15 reviews)
“walking stick” (10 reviews)
“tree roots” (10 reviews)
Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My wife and I had a great time hiking up and dipping and diving. Wear sneakers!!! not flip flops. Bring water!. Maybe a snack. Leave by 4:30 as it gets dark. This is a MUDDY trail. You have to walk in the water at points....More

Thank wa9zug
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Street parking in a small neighborhood, respect the signs. Serious mud, like over the ankles. Try to find a walking stick, when we went there were some on the signs and I highly highly recommend using one. Bring extra clothes, plastic bags and extra water...More

Thank Megan L
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This hike took my husband and me 3 hours to complete. The ground was so muddy and so uneven. We took our time because we were afraid of slipping. The hike itself isn't hard. The trees and the sounds of nature along the trail were...More

1  Thank Tbp801
Reviewed 19 December 2016

it is hawaii. everything about this place is beautiful! the walk to this fall was wonderful! the only exception is you cannot go swim in the falls.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is not an easy hike and the wetter it gets the harder it can become. However it is not a major tourist hike and you will be able to enjoy some isolated hiking. With that said, the views are great but you need to...More

4  Thank GregSarahM
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How many hours does it take on average?
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.
Should we be concerned about leptospirosis? What precautions should we take?
24 August 2015|
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Response from stylekatsj | Reviewed this property |
Like everyone has said, be cautious of open wounds when trekking in the creeks and swimming at the water falls.
How do you get to this park from Lanikai beach??
15 May 2015|
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Response from stylekatsj | Reviewed this property |
We took 2 buses to get there. Just check the bus schedule for Kailua/lanikai online.