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Manoa Waterfalls Hike with Local Guide

Honolulu, United States

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See what the locals know on this hike to Manoa falls. Ideal for relatively fit and adventurous travelers who want to get out into nature and see how truly beautiful this island is. Hike or run with your guide along the 2.5-mile (4 km) off-road trail to Manoa Falls - an impressive 150-foot (46 m) high waterfall. Hike through bamboo forests and stop to admire tropical botanicals and enjoy refreshing snacks along the way.
  • Enjoy a moderate 2.5-mile (4km) hike to Manoa Falls with a guide
  • Experience a local gem on this tropical hike through bamboo rain forests
  • Bring home a photo gallery of the day and a Garmin summary map of the tour
  • Enjoy healthy snacks, fresh fruit, and water along the trail
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What's Included

  • Light refreshments and water
  • Local guide
  • Pictures taken by your guide
  • Running and health tips
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 3737 Manoa Rd
    3737 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

    Meet us at the Manoa Falls Parking Lot. #8, 19, or 20 to Ala Moana Shopping Center, then transfer on #5 to Manoa. At the end of the line take a 5 minute walk up to the Manoa Falls Parking lot.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Running or hiking shoes highly recommended
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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41 reviews
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Our Family Hike To Manoa Falls
LaTecia_T, Jan 2023
Kawida was great! Our tour group was small: just our family of four. As we took a nice leisurely hike, he informed us about the foliage, wildlife and history of this rain forest. We spent a good amount of time at the waterfall. He took our pictures at many significant and memorable locations along the way. The bottled water and fresh pineapple he provided for us was appreciated. He was very warm and knowledgeable. He also gave us recommendations on other historical and scenic places to tour during our trip.
Awesome hike, highly recommend!
Sara_M, Jan 2023
Awesome hike! Kawika Carlson was great. I ended up being the only one who signed up for the tour, but had a an awesome morning. Learned so much about the island and culture in general. Kawika was very thoughtful, brought local snacks and water. Very doable hike, did it in regular sneakers (not hiking boots).
Best hike experience.
Erika_A, Dec 2022
Kawika, our guide was the best. He made this experience memorable. He took his time explaining everything to us. He was very knowledgeable of the plants and the trail. I would definitely recommend him.
Beautiful plants
Sarah_P, Dec 2022
The guide is a little quirky but pleasant. He likes to talk about running so if you’re a runner 👌 short beautiful hike. The vegetation is beautiful. I appreciate the fact the guide makes sure to get plenty of group photos. Oh and the fresh pineapple for a snack was delicious
Nice pace hike
elizabeth_m, Oct 2022
Guide was kind and knowledgeable. Had supplies didn’t think about (water, sugary snack, bug spray, etc)
Awesome experience
brandy_p, Oct 2022
Wonderful experience. I’m not in shape & have difficulty breathing at times but I made it. The parts that were steep were alittle difficult but not bad. !! Kawika was a great tour guide
Slippery Slopes fallen trees
Shoji_Y, Oct 2022
Walking in the rain and seeing the water falls not at a trickle but at full force it was a hard hike but worth the effort at the end of the trail
Amazing hike with a great guide
Frank_D, Oct 2022
My wife and I were lucky enough to be the only two hikers to sign up for this trip. Kawika was an excellent guide, and it being an intimate group made this all the better. We learned so much about the trail, foliage, and animal life in the area. I would highly recommend!
Easy hike, beautiful views
Amanda_F, Sep 2022
Kawika was a very knowledgeable guide, offered top notch service and took many photos for us! I would definitely recommend this hike, and tour!
Heavenly Hike for beginners
Meliney_B, Aug 2022
Kawika was an excellent guide. I have a great appreciation for small group (there were 5 in my group) tours verses large. Went on a perfect day whether-wise not too hot.
Louise_W, Aug 2022
Made me realize how out of shape I am. ha ha ... This was a great hike for us. Not too long, but challenging enough. It poured with rain and thunder rang, as we hiked up, making the end result magical. Due to the downpours, we couldn't get in the pool at the base of the falls, but it was a great opportunity for some photos, learning about native fauna and our guide was very knowledgeable and informative.
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Renee_B, Jul 2022
The waterfall is breathtaking! We truly enjoyed this wonderous experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and made the trip an unforgettable experience! Thank you!
Awesome Views!
Laura_A, Jul 2022
Kawika was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Would highly recommend booking him on your next hike!
Had a wonderful time on...
Debbie_G, Jul 2022
Had a wonderful time on this hiking trip tour guide was fantastic the hiking trail was beautiful definitely will come back and do it again
All of it was great....
Sam_M, Jul 2022
All of it was great. David was very knowledgeable. He knew the name of all the plant. He gave us snacks at the end.
Beautiful hiking experience
Chiere_O, Jul 2022
Kawika was an excellent guide! He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and patient throughout the entire tour. It was a beautiful experience that I would definitely recommend.
Kawika was an excellent...
Laura_H, Jun 2022
Kawika was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and down to earth. Easy to talk with and share experience’s! I have already recommended him and this trek to my friend/travel agent.
Do it!!! You only live once
Stacy_J, Jun 2022
Loved it and our tour guide was awesome enjoyed every minute of it and he Kawaki David was an amazing tour guide very informative!
Happy trails!!
Gina_A, Sep 2021
David was informative and knew the park and its history. The Monoa Water Fall was beautiful and the trail was a moderate hike. Our family enjoyed the scenery and appreciated its beauty. We highly recommend the tour if your interested in learning about the history & plants.
Tiffany_P, Aug 2021
The Manoa Falls hike was an excellent experience. Peter was a great guide who went above and beyond the call of duty.


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