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Very muddy and lots of misquotes

Like others have said already, this trail is extremely muddy! I wouldn’t suggest wearing anything... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Great beginner hike

A little crowded but lovely hike! Make sure to take water to drink and don’t wear shoes that you... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Peoria, Arizona
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All reviews walking stick great hike tree roots muddy hike beautiful waterfall wear shoes slippery rocks bug spray covered in mud steep steps open wounds water hole be careful bring water great reward pretty easy hike a couple times
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've hiked several places in the US and this was the muddiest hike I've ever done. Wearing water shoes or sturdy hiking boots is a good idea. Maybe even rain boots. There were slippery places throughout and some steep sections as well. I was in...More

2  Thank DianeH1263
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The truly was the hardest and work hike ever. Do not go here unless you’re prepared to be extremely muddy the entire time and in danger due to slippery and steep conditions. We were so excited to do a nice, long hike to the falls,...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like others have said already, this trail is extremely muddy! I wouldn’t suggest wearing anything you don’t want getting dirty. I would also suggest bringing bug repellent as misquotes tend to thrive here. This is a great hike for hikers of all skill level, though...More

Thank JasonNewyorkcity
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A little crowded but lovely hike! Make sure to take water to drink and don’t wear shoes that you want to stay clean.

Thank melissadierks
Reviewed 5 July 2018

If you like to slip & slide on mud for over two hours and risk getting injured to see a not really impressive waterfall surrounded by teenagers jumping then this is your hike. Seriously, my wife and son, who are both in great shape, were...More

6  Thank TravisAshburn
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This hike flat sucked. It was the worst hike of my life, and I lost a toenail on a different hike. The toenail-losing hike was still better, by orders of magnitude. To say that the Maniwili Falls Trail is muddy is like saying outer space...More

6  Thank usatrav2016
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Loved this place, I made the trip with my wife and four kids ages 10-18 and wifey. It was really our first or second hike. We did it, so I know you can. Bring water, do not wear anything you don’t want muddy, because it...More

Thank Dewayne W
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Awful awful awful - terrible muddy trails, you can chuck your shoes after. Also, the waterfall was terribly disappointing, it was tiny and unremarkable - all that risking your life on a muddy, slippery trail filled with roots and mosquitoes for a big downer. BEWARE...More

2  Thank maltedmilkshake
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We were warned before starting that our shoes would get muddy. And they did but we also decided to hike through the river and just get our shoes wet so it cleaned them as we hiked. There’s a few different options of paths and it...More

Thank Laura Lee P
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Finding the entrance to this hike is not easy, the trails are rugged, and it takes about an hour or so to reach the falls, but it is worth it. The water at the falls is cool and refreshing and definitely worth a swim. The...More

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2 June 2018|
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Response from EJPenn | Reviewed this property |
no ticket requirement... just a natural hike!
5 April 2016|
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
It took a little over an hour each way, plus the time we spent at the falls. I think we were there about 4-5 hours total. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes that don't come off easy - is very muddy.
24 August 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Like everyone has said, be cautious of open wounds when trekking in the creeks and swimming at the water falls.
15 May 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
We took 2 buses to get there. Just check the bus schedule for Kailua/lanikai online.