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Waimano Falls Trail

2.9 miles   810ft elevation   Out & Back Trail
AllTrails lists it as Hard

The falls are located in the center of Oahu near Pearl City.  The trailhead is located at the end of Komo Mai Drive. You can park along the road, but don't park past the no parking signs at the end of the cul-de-sac. You start on  the Manana Ridge Trail where you will walk along a shaded path that follows the ridge, with some periodic views of the Manana Valley and the Waimano Valley. After a ways, the trail heads downhill on a steep and muddy descent to the floor of Waimano Valley and to the falls.

Hopefully you will get lucky and find a parking spot on the street somewhere

Here is the trailhead for the Manana Ridge Trail

Nice wide trail in the beginning

First view of the valley

You will pass this gated building.... maybe power station or water station?

As I said, you will go up and down following the ridge

Another peek out of the trees

Nice uphill section full of roots

Yes.... more roots uphill

Yes... take a right to the falls

Can get pretty muddy in places depending on when it rained last

Go left at this junction.  You can go right to te falls also but it is said to be harder

Starting the steep descent down to the valley and the falls

Here is the lower falls with a nice size tidepool and rope swings

Use the ropes to climb up the the upper falls

...And some ropes to help you climb down a small rock fall to the upper falls

Looking down at the lower falls

A quick selfie and its time to head back after a little rest and water break!

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