Waiakeakua Falls Trail
2.4 miles 958ft elevation Out & Back Trail
AllTrails lists it as Moderate
For this hike, you actually start on the The Pu'u Pia Trail which is located on Alani Drive near Honolulu. There is plenty of parking along this road. After a short walk on a paved path, you will reach the trailhead. Unfortunately it hadn't rained in a little while so I wasn't expecting a great flow today. The falls are located in the Manoa Valley Rainforest. You will descend into the valley by veering off the Pu'u Pia trail and down a steep slope. You will cross streams, wet or dry, depending on water flow, hop over rocks until you reach a series of waterfalls.
Plenty of street parking near the trail
Follow the paved path on the right for a short time
Here is the trailhead to Pu'u Pia
A rocky start to begin with
Follow Pu'u Pia Trail for a little ways
Lots of roots through this part
After a little ways in, you will see this tree stump. Hopefully it is still there for you. Look to the right and you will see and opening in the bushes with a steep trail down the side
Take a right at this junction
Don't go into the creepy hole lol
Pick up the trail on the right side of the stream
Another creep y hole!
Watch your step here. It's a little degraded
Into the creepy tunnel I go
A little obstacle up ahead
Here is the first falls
Follow the ropes up the side to the second falls
Decent flow on the second falls
Follow the path to the third falls
This is a slippery climb. Good thing there is a rope to help!
Small little third falls leading to the fourth falls
The fourth falls. Largest of all of them
After a nice water break, it's time to head back after taking a selfie!