In any case, Manoa Falls is a fantastic, easy hike. It says it’ll take approximately 2 hours to hike, but for the seasoned hiker – you could probably get up and down much faster. While the trail is narrow and can be quite muddy (we came right after it rained – bad idea, but we were leaving that day so we had no choice). There are many points on the hike where you can stop and take some great shots – including a small forest of bamboo,eucalyptus forest, hau and banyan trees as well. A little further beyond these areas is the rocky steps that can become quite slippery. I slipped once, but managed to stay on my feet.
One woman was hiking and slipped off the rock and thankfully she stopped her fall before she could fall off the steep side that leads straight down into the Waihi Stream!
Because Manoa Falls is a rainforest, it’s best to bring lots of bug spray. Although I had put on bug spray prior to the hike, I ended up with a good 7-8 mosquito bites!
Manoa Falls is undoubtedly beautiful though, I’d recommend it if you’re visiting.
More information on Manoa Falls can be found here: https://hawaiitrails.org/trails/#/trail/manoa-falls-trail/225