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Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

Ottawa, Canada
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Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

So I’m on the fence with Monoa Falls. Some say it’s an easy hike while others say it can be slippery and unsafe. Will have a 7 month old and the grandparents. Would they be ok. Can they do partial before it gets a bit risky? And generally how long is the hike?

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Seattle
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1. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

Really depends on the specific individuals, especially the grandparents. Are they in their sixties? Nineties?

If there are no special mobility issues, Manoa Falls should be just fine imo.

Kapaa, Hawaii
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for Maui, Hana, Oahu
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2. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

It can be slippery, especially after it's been raining and it does that a lot up there. You will also get more rain in the winter months. How fit are the grandparents? Ages?

Ottawa, Canada
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3. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

In their 60s. They are mobile. Gonna try diamond head first. If they can do that then should Manoa be fine? Also, are there a lot of mosquitos? Wondering if I would need to pack on the bug spray

Oahu, Hawaii
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4. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

Aloha,

Both trails are safe when the weather is OK.

Use your common sense before you start your hike.

Last week a Father backpacking his child fell 10 feet and both had head injuries.

Lots of injuries that dont make it to the news or internet.

Edited: 19 January 2018, 03:41
Saint Cloud...
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for Oahu
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5. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

I like Jet's reply!

"Both trails are safe when the weather is OK.

Use your common sense before you start your hike."

Diamond Head is drier. So very doable with a 7 month old!

Manoa Falls trail - doable, but just need to be more careful with a 7 month old!

"Last week a Father backpacking his child fell 10 feet and both had head injuries." On what hike?

Oahu, Hawaii
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for Oahu
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6. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

Aloha,

Lulumahu Falls.

State College...
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136 posts
37 reviews
7. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

Yes spray yourself with bug spray. I got eaten up last time I did Manoa Falls.

South Pacific
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4,865 posts
5 reviews
8. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

I agree about bug spray. The last time we went there, we got eaten up too!

Louisiana’s Cajun...
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473 posts
11 reviews
9. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

My mom was about 65 and fell and twisted her ankle on this hike. Just be VERY careful and take your time.

Honolulu, Hawaii
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43 reviews
10. Re: Manoa Falls Safe for infants and elderly?

Every time I've gone, it's been muddy. Even if the weather is nice in Waikiki, the location of the hike in the back of a valley makes it prone to rain.

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