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Manoa waterfall on Oahu is the closest falls to Waikiki and one of the most stunning Oahu Waterfalls worth visiting on the island! A quick 15 to 20-minute drive will take you from the Waikiki hotels to the lush Manoa Valley. Manoa is the wettest spot on Oahu that receives more rainfall than anywhere else on the island. Just imagine the impact this has on this Oahu waterfall. The trek up to Manoa Falls is a flat trail but can sometimes get muddy, as you can imagine. Stay the course for about an hour, & you will find yourself staring at one of the tallest Oahu waterfalls -150 feet tall!
Should I swim in the pools?
- Swimming in the pool below the waterfall is highly discouraged and prohibited because there is a threat of becoming infected with Leptospirosis due to the water being stagnant and a collection of all sorts of bacteria.
- Another reason you shouldn’t swim there is because the area is prone to rock slides. Like I said before, dipping your feet in the water for a refreshing treat is good enough!
How much does it cost to go to Manoa Falls?
- You can hike to Manoa Falls any time, and there is no entrance fee. But there is a $5 parking fee if you use the lot by the Manoa Falls trailhead.
How long does it take to hike to Manoa Falls?
- The entire easy hike will take about 1-2 hours roundtrip, depending on how muddy the trail is, how physically fit you are, and how long you linger at the waterfall.
When is the best time to hike Manoa Falls?
- The best time to visit is always in the summer, in the morning. You will feel the early morning mist, fresh air, and sunshine overhead through the lush greenery as you hike. It can be chilly in the afternoon if you want to dip.
I hope you enjoy your visit to Manoa Falls in Oahu.