The Manoa water falls trail is 0,9 miles (1,5 km) long, is considered easy, and should take about an hour or less.
There is a parking lot at the end of Manoa road, which costs $5, but you can also take bus number 5 which stops nearby.
There are several signs that guide you on the way.
The gate just after the road divides to the arboretum and to the trail to the falls.
This public toilet is the last one before the falls.
Th very first part is quite open before you get into thicker vegetation.
Around two thirds of the path is covered with gravel.
Sometimes the growth forms canopies over the trail, like these plants.
We visited a day when it was very dry, so there was no mud. However, that meant there was very little water in the falls. The trees may be Kauila trees
One of several bamboo patches.
The “portal” through the root of a banyan trees, a popular photo point.
The path is under repair about two thirds of the way. It becomes a narrow, ungravelled trail.
The path is so narrow in some places that people cannot pass each other.
One old section with steps, although some prefer to walk beside the steps.
Mud steps which can become very slippery when wet.
Although it was dry, one elderly person fell and hurt himself and had to be rescued by the Honolulu fire department. Indigenous hapuu ferns to the left.
The waterfall with the pool of water cordoned off.
There is a trail leading from the waterfall into the forest. We tried it for a quarter mile.
The beginning of the trail was uneven with rocks and roots.
An opening in the vegetation so you cane see that you are rather close to the ridge summit.
The path becomes more even after a short distance.
It passes along a bamboo forest.
We turned back when we reached this banyan tree. If you continue to the right you will reach a good viewpoint. We will try it next time.