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Maunawili Falls Trail

Maunawili Falls Trail
For me Maunawili Falls Trail is one of the best hikes on Oahu. Moderate in its level of difficulty and yet challenging at times, it provides visitors with stunning vistas regardless the weather. It was cloudy and party it has rained as I walked it, and yet the breaks in clouds and fog were enough to make me stand still for a moment and to marvel the lush beauty of the Ko'olau Range. At some vistas over 10 waterfalls are visible at the same time in the distance. Visitor has to ford streams several times, wear water shoes! Mud at times, slippery.

Bring mosquito repellent with you! Or, leave your blood on these Islands forever.

c4164 Route to Kalewina Rd.
c4164 Route to Kalewina Rd.
c4173 Kalewina and Lola corner
c4173 Kalewina and Lola corner
c4165 Good parking at Lola Rd.
c4165 Good parking at Lola Rd.
c4166 Surroundings
c4166 Surroundings
c4170 Gate to private road
c4170 Gate to private road
c4174 Trail branches off
c4174 Trail branches off
c4175 MaunawiliTrail starts
c4175 MaunawiliTrail starts
c4176 MaunawiliTrail
c4176 MaunawiliTrail
c4178 Six Waterfalls
c4178 Six Waterfalls
c4179 Four more Waterfalls
c4179 Four more Waterfalls
c4181 Path along Maunawili Stream
c4181 Path along Maunawili Stream
c4186 Lush and dark forest
c4186 Lush and dark forest
c4188 Lush and dark
c4188 Lush and dark
c4189 Trail crosses the stream
c4189 Trail crosses the stream
c4191 Mostly shallow, easy crossing
c4191 Mostly shallow, easy crossing
c4192 Trourist Information, or what's left of it
c4192 Trourist Information, or what's left of it
c4195 Well hello little fellow!
c4195 Well hello little fellow!
c4196 Only a few visitors venture
c4196 Only a few visitors venture
c4197
c4197
c4198 Almost looks like rails...
c4198 Almost looks like rails...
c4200
c4200
c4202 Highest point of the trail
c4202 Highest point of the trail
c4204 Ko'olau
c4204 Ko'olau
c4206 Ko'olau
c4206 Ko'olau
c4208 Ko'olau
c4208 Ko'olau
c4209 Ko'olau
c4209 Ko'olau
c4210 Breathtaking
c4210 Breathtaking
c4215 Take the stairs down
c4215 Take the stairs down
c4216 Stairs to the valley
c4216 Stairs to the valley
c4222 Reassuring sign
c4222 Reassuring sign
c4223 Leads to nowhere at times
c4223 Leads to nowhere at times
c4226 Reaching the bottom of the valley
c4226 Reaching the bottom of the valley
c4227 From here ford the stream back and forth
c4227 From here ford the stream back and forth
c4228 Last part on the left
c4228 Last part on the left
c4230 Not many flowers and colors
c4230 Not many flowers and colors
c4232 Ford to the left, Ford to the right...
c4232 Ford to the left, Ford to the right...
c4233 Final piece of the trail
c4233 Final piece of the trail
c4237 It is the journey, not the destination
c4237 It is the journey, not the destination
c4238 Lots of rocks to step on
c4238 Lots of rocks to step on
c4246 Like a dream...
c4246 Like a dream...
c4260 Jump 1o5
c4260 Jump 1o5
c4262 Jump 2o5
c4262 Jump 2o5
c4266 Jump 3o5
c4266 Jump 3o5
c4268 Jump 4o5
c4268 Jump 4o5
c4269 Jump 5o5, Nice entry!
c4269 Jump 5o5, Nice entry!
c4270 Jump1o5
c4270 Jump1o5
c4272 Jump 2o5
c4272 Jump 2o5
c4276 Jump 3o5
c4276 Jump 3o5
c4277 Jump 4o5
c4277 Jump 4o5
c4278 Jump 5o5
c4278 Jump 5o5