Manoa Falls

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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.

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There are several signs that guide you on the way.

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The gate just after the road divides to the arboretum and to the trail to the falls.

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This public toilet is the last one before the falls.

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Th very first part is quite open before you get into thicker vegetation.

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Around two thirds of the path is covered with gravel.

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Eucalyptus tree

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 Sometimes the growth forms canopies over the trail, like these plants.

Manoa falls 09The path is kept clear, and although this trunk seems low, even a tall person can pass under without problem.

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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

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One of several bamboo patches.

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The “portal” through the root of a banyan trees, a popular photo point.

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The path is under repair about two thirds of the way. It becomes a narrow, ungravelled trail.

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The path is so narrow in some places that people cannot pass each other.

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One old section with steps, although some prefer to walk beside the steps.

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Mud steps which can become very slippery when wet.

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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.

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The waterfall with the pool of water cordoned off.

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There is a trail leading from the waterfall into the forest. We tried it for a quarter mile.

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The beginning of the trail was uneven with rocks and roots.

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An opening in the vegetation so you cane see that you are rather close to the ridge summit.

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The path becomes more even after a short distance.

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It passes along a bamboo forest.

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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.

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