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Maunawili Falls

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Address: Kailua, Oahu, HI

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So muddy!!

This hike took my husband and me 3 hours to complete. The ground was so muddy and so uneven. We took our time because we were afraid of slipping. The hike itself isn't hard. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike took my husband and me 3 hours to complete. The ground was so muddy and so uneven. We took our time because we were afraid of slipping. The hike itself isn't hard. The trees and the sounds of nature along the trail were unreal. Felt like we were in an episode of Lost. It's a beautiful trail -... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

it is hawaii. everything about this place is beautiful! the walk to this fall was wonderful! the only exception is you cannot go swim in the falls.

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is not an easy hike and the wetter it gets the harder it can become. However it is not a major tourist hike and you will be able to enjoy some isolated hiking. With that said, the views are great but you need to be prepared so you can enjoy the hike. You should have water, mosquito repellant, towels,... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Maunawili Falls is very muddy when there are light showers. It is muddy and dangerous. If you go when it rains off and on make sure you wear dependable shoes. My friend wore flip flops. Her shoe broke and she had to track the rest of the way down bare foot. The only reason I went was because I... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I have hiked several trails before nothing prepared me for this hike. We went early morning around 8am. The trail was empty and I often questioned if we were on the trail. We considered turning around twice. We kept going forward. Finally found man made steps. Be prepared for an unpaved, muddy trail. Crossed rocky rivers three times. Feet were... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We just hiked it and we were not prepared. I read all of the reviews and still underestimated how bad it is. The biggest problem was we didn't wear tennis shoes to throw away. We ended up barefoot hiking it. It's definitely worth it once you arrive at the waterfall. Just make sure you leave yourself enough time to get... More 

Thank Zach C
Garretson, South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beautiful rain forest very difficult hike lots of mud be ready to fall and be covered in mud. I stayed out of the worst of the mud using the branches on the sides to keep from falling. I went with two older children and we made it about 1/2 way took an hour then we turned around and headed home.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Words can't describe how bad I hated this place haha from beginning too end it was slippery soaking mud that dried like concrete up and down hills grasping for trees too grab on so you didn't slip keep in mind I'm 26 n pretty good shape as the trail went on it just kept getting worse in worse it took... More 

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Sacramento CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband , daughter and I did this hike. We got lost a couple times but we survived and finally made it. Muddy as heck so wear shoes that can be thrown in the wash. Hint, use the vines and trees to hug onto as you venture through and around the mud holes. It may save you a slip or... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

First have to declare we did not make it to the falls. The trail was solid mud, up to our ankles, and we were not prepared. After 45 minutes and making only a 1/4 mile of the 1.5 mile trail, we turned back. Talked to a few experts who assured us it is beautiful and totally worth it, but you... More 

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