Manoa Falls is one of our favorite trails because it’s as accessible and user-friendly as it is lush and verdant. Drive past the residences along Manoa Road until you reach the back of Manoa Valley, where you’ll find the trailhead to the Manoa Falls trails. Manoa Falls is one of the top things to do in Honolulu to experience the beautiful natural wildlife the area has to offer. The rainforest hike has a well-marked trail and no major steep sections. The .8-mile path is lined with dense flora and fauna—towering bamboo, bright red heliconia and gingers. You’ll hear the gurgle of the stream as you approach the idyllic 150-foot waterfall. The trail is cool and shady, and in Manoa, intermittent showers are possible. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, and bring mosquito juice to ward off the hungry little buggers.
Attractions & Landmarks, Beaches/Bodies of Water, Sports and the Outdoors
- Nearest Train: 6, 18