Difficulty: Easy – Distance: 1.7 Miles – Elevation Gain: 633 Ft
If you are searching for a beautiful stroll through the stunning junglescape of Oahu that offers gorgeous scenery, then Manoa Falls Trail should be on your Oahu hiking list. Perfect for families with kids, this 2.5 mile easy trail has a gentle uphill grade that isn’t too demanding, no matter your skill level. The hike culminates at the 150 foot Manoa Falls, an impressively beautiful cascade. Remember that the waterfall is on the leeward side of Oahu, so it tends to dry up seasonally. Make sure to check the conditions before you go. The best time to visit Manoa Falls is during the wetter months, November to March. The Manoa Falls Trail is just 15 minutes from urban Honolulu, but once on the trail, surrounded by the lush, verdant views of Manoa Valley, you’ll feel like you’re in a completely different world. Parking for Manoa Falls is located at the end of Manoa Road in a small parking lot next to the trailhead. There is a small fee to park here, but know that it is illegal to park along the side of the short road.