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“Not much of a waterfall.”
Review of Manoa Falls

Manoa Falls
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Manoa Waterfalls Run and Hike Tour
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not much of a waterfall.”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We were told that if you wanted to see a great waterfall then you had to go after it rained which would have made walking up the trial very difficult. The information my mom printed off said that the hike was less than a mile up and back but it ended up being more like two miles each way. It was a great hike but the further up you went the harder it was to walk. It was pretty muddy and slippery and some of the trail was a little difficult but we all made it, including my 67 year old grandmother and two five year old girls. It was well worth the walk the whole trail was just beautiful.

Visited June 2014
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Romulus, Michigan
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“Easy hike, beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

This was an easier hike, but very pretty. Paid $5 to park. The path starts out paved, then switches over to small rocks. You follow a creek most of the way, was nice to listen to.

Visited August 2014
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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“Nice short hike”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We hiked to Manoa Falls and enjoyed the trail very much. It cost $5.00 to park in the lot near the trailhead, but many people park on the street before getting to the park and walk in for free. The hike is short, but filled with beautiful scenery culminating with the 150 foot falls. The trail is wide with gravel at the beginning. The closer you get to the falls, the more you might encounter slippery spots. I would suggest hiking sandals (I wore Tevas and was just fine) or shoes with a good grip. I saw people wearing flip-flops (slippers in Hawaii), but I wouldn't have done it. It was definitely less crowded than Diamond Head, but we still had to wait for a turn to take photos of ourselves in front of the falls. There is another trail that shoots off of this one and we followed it for a bit. If we hadn't been pressed for time, we would have taken it further. Next time maybe.

Visited August 2014
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“NICE VIEWS!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

This was a very easy hike! There is a lot of nice scenery, specially at the beginning of the trail. I recomend wearing beat up sneakers, since there is a lot of mud on the trail. The good thing about this hike is that some parts have built in stairs, and paths with rocks to make the hike easier.

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Atlanta, Ga.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Stunning Beauty!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a beautiful hike but it IS a hike. In a brochure, in difficulty level it said 'beginner'. Uh, no. lol. It's a lot of uphill, can be very wet and slippery. Not an advanced hike mind you but intermediate would be a better description. All that being said it was gorgeous along the way and stunning once up! Dress the part (sneakers, shorts, hair up if long, because you will sweat) and you'll be fine, and it's very worth it ;-)
PS, once you get down have a shaved ice in the snack bar! SOOOO GOOD! and refreshing!!

Visited August 2014
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