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Can we hike to the waterfalls??

Cottonwood...
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Can we hike to the waterfalls??

Traveling with my mother who has some health problems. Wondering if some waterfall hikes are quite hard to walk to, or if the hiking is strenuous. Can anyone recommend one that is beautiful, yet not too far away from Waikiki??

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1. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

Check out Waimea Falls.

http://www.waimeavalley.net/

I only got to see part of it last winter ... but it may be what you are looking for.

This website may make you crazy - but go to "contact us" for maps.

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2. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

Waimea Falls is about a 20 minute walk from the parking lot with a slight hill. The great thing is they have a golf cart service to the falls. I think it is $6 round trip so you will be fine with any mobility issues. The falls are on the North Shore. You can swim at the base if you want.

Edited: 19 June 2011, 08:11
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3. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

As stated above, Waimea Falls is the easiest. Haven't done it in years and they may have transportation up to the falls (versus walking). It is not close to Waikiki...about an 60-90 minute drive.

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4. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

In March they had the golf cart transportation to the falls.

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5. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

I was up there two weeks ago and the carts are running. There are parts that aren't too hard to walk but there is one particular hill that might be very challenging.

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6. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

What would the best route of transportation be to get there from Waikiki? It would be five adults.

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7. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

Rent a car and see thbe North Shore, including Waimea Falls.

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8. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

The fastest way is up H2 through Wahiawa and Haleiwa. The BEST way is up the windward side as the drive is gorgeous.

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9. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

Drive. You need a good map of Oahu.

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10. Re: Can we hike to the waterfalls??

Manoa falls is classified as an Easy hike, and is MUCH closer to Waikiki than Waimea (about 3 miles vs 27). It is a 1-1/2 mile hike You can get there by bus.

hawaiiweb.com/oahu/…manoa_falls.htm

http://tinyurl.com/18r