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“Halawa Valley Falls Cultural Hike is a better way to go for many reasons”
Review of Halawa Falls

Halawa Falls
Ranked #15 of 59 things to do in Molokai
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

This is so much more than a hike to a waterfall. Anakala Pilipo Solatorio was 7 years old when the 1946 tsunami hit Halawa. You share a Honi ceremony (Hawaiian breath exchanging) before he tells you the history and culture of the valley from his own personal experiences. His son leads the hike to the falls. No offense but all the other guides do not include the cultural part and are just hikes to a waterfall.

Such a wonderful time learning from Father and Son about the Halawa Valley, its history, its culture, its way of life today, how to identify trees without looking at leaves, and learning to love this valley on Molokai that many may never see. Am glad there is a documentary being made to let others know of this unique place and where it fits into the greater global picture of ohana.

it will be worth your time to take this hike

7  Thank williamtheis
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

The history of this area is amazing. We were lucky enough to get to spend time talking to the last living descendant who was born raised and still lives in the valley. His name is Anakala Pilipo Solatorio and he lived in the valley when the earthquake of 1946 struck. He and now his son Gregory, lead tours up to the 240 foot waterfall. You have to get permission or go on a tour to go see the falls. There were only a couple of surfers in the valley when we went. Pilipo was at the beach with his granddaughter and spent a lot of time chatting with us and even shared his wife's banana bread. One of the highlights of our trip. His son's email is slydahsurf@gmail.com if you want to arrange a hike up the falls. Or visit their website at www.halawavalleymolokai.com. You won't regret it.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

More appropriately called the Moo'ula Falls. It is a hardy hike, around 2-1/2 miles one way. If it has been raining, it will be quite messy/muddy. Bring water and a sandwich. If it isn't muddy, you probably can do the hike in your flip-flops. Otherwise, hiking sandals will work just fine. The view is spectacular as you are driving to the meeting area. As you hike, the Falls will all of a sudden appear - quite majestic. It only gets better as you hike closer. Wear your quick-drys or a bathing suit, as you will want to swim in the falls pool. Contact Anakala (Uncle) Pilipo (Philipo) at 808-551-1055. He has to come out of Hālawa Valley to get cell service, but he will call you back. Cheaper than thru the hotels, dive shops, etc...

5  Thank Orangegator
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

For us it was like Molokai's own little road to Hana to get down to Halawa. The road was narrow and a bit twisty, but a nice, scenic drive overall. The falls were gorgeous! So was the beach at the end of the road. Probably wouldn't make the ride again though lol

3  Thank Timothy A
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Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

The tour was informative, the hike was good exercise, the falls were beautiful, and the water was cold. The stories passed down from the guide were informative, interesting and rich in Hawaiian history. Definitely an experience I'll remember forever!

3  Thank AJIandKMI
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