I’ve worked in Manoa for almost 8 years now but have never been on the Manoa Falls Trail. As beautiful as it was – I’m not sure how fast I will be rushing back to this place. Don’t get me wrong, it’s gorgeous and the waterfall you see at the end is amazing…but getting there is dangerous! I must have gone on a very wet day because it was SO muddy. I also had to hold the hand of a scared 4 year old which didn’t help my balance at all. But it was definitely a good experience to try. I give props to people who can make it through without slipping! I had to chuckle to myself when I was walking back down and encountered women going up with jewel encrusted slippers, they certainly didn’t do their research.
Instead of paying $5 to park in their lot, I parked in the residential area instead. It is very close to the trail so I would highly recommend it – there were ample spots! I also got to see some pretty flowers on the streets leading up to the trail.