Experience the secluded, tropical beauty Hawaii is famous for on this self-guided hike to Manoa Falls. A shuttle takes you to the start of the hike, and then you can explore on your own. See tropical plants, streams, and a the rushing waterfall after a moderate .8-mile (1.3 km) hike. There are restrooms, and a snack shop, which you are welcome to visit at the end of the hike.
Experience the beauty of Manoa Falls on a self-guided hike
Spend the morning in a tropical rainforest on a .8-mile (1.3 km) hike
Hikers are provided with water, bug spray, directions, and a walking stick
Round-trip transportation by shuttle is provided from Waikiki hotels
National Park fees
Meeting And Pickup
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What To Expect
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Drivers and Receptionist MAY speak Portuguese as well.
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
We do not recommend this hike for ages older than 65
Not recommended for children under 3 and people with disabilities
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
It all starts with the driver. I saw a drinking cup with a NY Giants logo and I was immediately connected to him. He was funny, knowledgeable and a safe driver. The Hike itself was challenging and extremely fun to do. The scenery was beautiful and we would do it again.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Jennifer_p, Aug 2023
The tour guide was amazing!!! The hike was not easy but was well worth it, the walk down was easier but slippery!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your review!!
Amazing customer service
Sezay_H, June 2023
Great customer service and an amazing driver 👌. Our driver Lucas was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional as well.
Mary and Rita's Hike to the Falls
Mary_P, May 2023
For the dollar spent it was perfect. The hike was wet but getting rained on in the rainforest is part of the experience. The sound of rain in the rainforest is amazing. The hike was easy albeit a little slippery. Was thankful for the walking stick provided. A great experience.
Daisy_A, May 2023
On the drive, our driver was pointing out good places to eat (finding good food in hawaii is a challenge, at least for me) we were given bug spray which i was extremely grateful for because there are crazy amounts of mosquitoes and bugs.
Von_S, Apr 2023
Great experience 10/10
The hike was great and mildly challenging
The driver was nice and knowledgeable
Sabina_A, Apr 2023
This hike was rewarding from start to finish.
Our driver Steve was very informative and helpful.
So glad we did it! Highly recommend.
Patti_N, Apr 2023
Wonderful excersion and hike. Informative, peaceful, exercise and views. Our driver was a bit hard to understand due to his accent.
Reyna_P, Apr 2023
Excellent experience! Definitely recommend, the walking sticks came in handy. Water and bug spray was provided.
christyvogen1, Mar 2023
Our driver Diogo was excellent very friendly and provided interesting information along the way to the trail. Trail was beautiful!
Nice moderate hike in...
Zeronetic_1, Mar 2023
Nice moderate hike in heavy wooded rainforest. Fun for whole family. We loved the variety of foliage we could see and kids trued to spot variour movie scenes that were shot here. There are mosquitoes so get bug spray and keep refreshing.
Almost waterfall hike.
Rogelio_V, Feb 2023
Amazing scenes and awesome nature. Great weather and nice people. Wonderful company with the love of my life.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Asia_R, Feb 2023
An amazing experience hiking the Manoa trail. Was absolutely breathtaking and was made easy with the shuttle pick up and drop off.
The hike and the scenery...
Walter_H, Jan 2023
The hike and the scenery was beautiful they didn't have a lot of rain so the waterfall wasn't very impressive but still awesome experience
Elaine_N, Dec 2022
The hike was picturesque.
I'm slow (I have asthma) and need lots of breaks but made it! I wish we had a little bit more time so I didn't feel rushed. I'm glad we did this it's so beautiful!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for your feedback! We are very happy that you enjoyed the hike! Happy New Year!
Beautiful but rough!
marissa_c, Dec 2022
It’s a pretty steep/rough hike but totally worth it! You will not regret it, just keep going! Take your time it gets slippery!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for the review Marissa!
Roxanna_L, Dec 2022
It rained on our way down from the trail. But it was a great experience as we're tourists! It was tiring, so please hydrate and use a walking stick(provided for free by the tour bus guide) and also wear comfortable hiking shoes! It gets muddy. Other than that Enjoy!!
SUZETTE_S, Nov 2022
Amazing tourguide, well educated about the forest and fun person, never a dull moment fun-filled day
Camille_F, Nov 2022
Our shuttle driver and guide was so nice. He waited on our party when we had someone running late to the meet up spot. The actually hike was moderate. Very slippery and muddy. Make sure you wear shoes you don’t really mind getting muddy. Walking sticks help. The fall was beautiful.
David_A, Oct 2022
So much green! It was a hike through a rainforest to a beautiful waterfall. A must! Bring a poncho just in case
Old folks Rainforest hike
Christine_H, Oct 2022
This was a great morning activity, certainly worth the hike. The views on this hike are spectacular. Tip wear the proper shoes and take a walking stick if offered. The ride to and from the venue was mage enjoyable by our guide Diago.