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Maunawili Falls, Kailua

3.8
#5 of 8 in Parks in Kailua
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Maunawili Falls reviews

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  • Maunawili Falls Trailhead is closed. Security is standing. You still can go to the falls via Pali highway hairpin curb, but don't go to the trailhead. 
    Maunawili Falls Trailhead is closed. Security is standing. You still can go to the falls via Pali highway hairpin curb, but don't go to the trailhead.  more »
  • We hiked this trail to the waterfall with 2 families with 4 kids each (ages 10-16) and it was perfect. Long enough to be worth the drive and short enough that no one whined about being tired or... 
    We hiked this trail to the waterfall with 2 families with 4 kids each (ages 10-16) and it was perfect. Long enough to be worth the drive and short enough that no one whined about being tired or...  more »
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  • A much more challenging hike than my family was expecting, so if you have small children please be prepared to do a lot of work keeping them safe. The trail isn't exactly dangerous, but it isn't well maintained in many areas and after the rain, the entire trail at the base of the hills become super muddy. This trail is beautiful in the fact that it's a true "jungle" trail.. It's literally carved out in the middle of nature without any car noise.. houses.. etc. It's awesome if you want to get outside and get to experience something in a beautiful natural state. The waterfall at the end is awesome too! Please be sure to not litter.. Keep noise pollution down and leash/clean up after your dogs.
  • Hiked to the falls with our two sons (6 and 9 years old). This hike it more strenuous and longer than we expected, but it was really fun. Just know it's going to take a good 4-5 hours to hike out, hang at the falls for a little, and hike back. My older son and I jumped from the lower part of the falls and that's a memory I'll never forget.

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