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Makaua Falls

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.

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