1.3 miles 944ft elevation Out & Back
AllTrails lists it as Hard
Makaua Falls is usually only visible after heavy rains, It is a tall waterfall located on the eastern shore of Oahu, near the town of Kaaawa. It's a short trek into the valley, but it has plenty of fun and challenging obstacles. You will hop rocks, slip through mud, and even climb a small waterfall. I had to park down the street at the beach park as there was no parking close to the trailhead.
I parked at the beach park about 50 yards down the road
Go up the street just passed the fire station
The trailhead is to the right of this sign
Go right at the fork
Trail is overgrown in parts with rocks and branches on the path
Roots, as with most hikes here
A section walking over boulders...could be full of water in rainy weather
The lower falls. Not running good. Rope is there to go to second level
View from the second level
Follow the stream bed to the upper falls
Upper Level Falls. Dry but tall.