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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 86%Family Travelers
- 86%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (12)
- Maunawili FallsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesBackpackers+ 1Nov 08, 2013
Came when it was really muddy and raining so the trail was very slippery. The hike was do-able and the falls was nice to jump into. Popular trail so there can be lots of people on the trail with you.
- Maunawili FallsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2First to ReviewJul 31, 2013
Maunawili Falls is a beautiful and reasonably accessible waterfall on the windward side of the island. The hike to get here can be muddy and very slippery. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended, and plan 1.5 - 2 hours for the round trip (plus whatever time you plan to spend swimming at the falls. There are cliffs for jumping - the little jump is about 8' high. The big one is more than 100'. We came for some swimming, jumping and a little picnic and it was awesome.
You have to cross the river once, and hike up and down steep stairs. Not recommended for kids under 5 unless you have a backpack to throw them in.
- Maunawili FallsDec 21, 2012
Be sure to bring hiking boots or shoes that can get wet and muddy. Trails are mostly mud or on rocks along the river. Generally very nice though. You'll be able to jump from the rocks into the pool at the end. I didn't make back to the next fall but maybe next time. Give yourself at least half a day to explore and swim. Even in the rain this hike is worth it.
- Maunawili FallsJan 21, 2014
HIKE (Easy/Moderate) "CHILD FRIENDLY" The famous and well know MAUNAWILI FALLS hike. It's rare to have the place to yourself, but Maunawili Falls is definitely a must see if on vacation. If you want less people or No people, start your hike at sunrise on a weekday. Whether you simply want to sit and watch the waterfalls, or brave the cool waters and go for a swim, this waterfall hike is another gem. For the more daring, there is also ledges above the waterfalls that locals like to JUMP from into the pool below (in winter only when water levels are high, too many rescues and injuries take place here because people are stupid, don't be stupid). Either way, Maunawili Falls provides an excellent place to recuperate after an hour hike. There are several areas on the trail that branch off so sometimes in can be confusing just remember to watch for markers and follow the river. No matter what kind of hiker you are, Maunawili Falls does not disappoint. If you want a little harder challenge with a bigger reward swim into the pool and climb up behind the falls. There you will follow a path up a rock face, over an old wooden bridge, and a steep small ladder which will lead to a water supply pipe that you will walk up along to another waterfall that has a natural water slide where you will be alone and can have fun sliding down the small waterfall slide...It's all about going Wayde's Way and having fun! Getting to the falls by car is sometimes confusing as you park in a residential area so do a Google map search. Aloha!Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Maunawili FallsJul 05, 2012
a favorite go-to hiking spot in kailua--not too strenuous, not too long and a little waterfall action waiting at the end. be careful when it's muddy, though, cuz the trail gets really slippery. also, can be a little tough to find so remember to take the 2nd auloa road off of the pali.