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Difficult hike, but worth the time.

Finding the entrance to this hike is not easy, the trails are rugged, and it takes about an hour or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan and Phyl T
,
Silver Spring, Maryland
Hiking

The Falls were a disappointment. The trail was covered in muddy tree roots and very difficult to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Skychic22
,
Sugar Grove
via mobile
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“walking stick” (11 reviews)
“tree roots” (12 reviews)
“muddy hike” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Kailua, Oahu, HI
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"walking stick"
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"tree roots"
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"muddy hike"
in 8 reviews
"great hike"
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"tennis shoes"
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"beautiful waterfall"
in 7 reviews
"covered in mud"
in 6 reviews
"wear shoes"
in 10 reviews
"bug spray"
in 8 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 4 reviews
"steep steps"
in 3 reviews
"open wounds"
in 4 reviews
"deep pool"
in 4 reviews
"water hole"
in 2 reviews
"main trail"
in 2 reviews
"trail head"
in 8 reviews
"great reward"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding the entrance to this hike is not easy, the trails are rugged, and it takes about an hour or so to reach the falls, but it is worth it. The water at the falls is cool and refreshing and definitely worth a swim. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Falls were a disappointment. The trail was covered in muddy tree roots and very difficult to navigate. The Falls at the end were crowded so we just turned around. Not work the mud and mosquito bites.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Anywhere other than Hawaii this hike would rate only 2 stars. The trail is poorly maintained at best and very muddy. Tree roots cover a large portion, you have to cross the stream twice and what burned me is the last 1/4 mile where after...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Some tips from my mistakes. Make sure to wear hiking boots! There are lots of roots to twist an ankle on, I managed okay in sneakers, but boots would have been better. Make sure to wear something you don’t mind being covered in mud! It...More

1  Thank Abbey C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Hike is great but far more technical than we were expecting. Very muddy and slippery, lots of river crossings. Waterfall and water hole were lovely, forest and views were magical. Returning from the falls I took my eye off the terrain for a moment, slipped,...More

1  Thank MaxHR
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Solid, challenging but enjoyable hike. Wont kill ya -- but you'll work. Caution on slippery rocks around the stream area. Waterfall is wonderful and it ends with jumping into the water. Careful jumping from too high.. keep in mind you are a long way from...More

1  Thank EJPenn
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We read the reviews before we went but really didn't appreciate just how treacherous and muddy the terrain actually was until we tried it. It hadn't rained in a few days, so we really didn't expect it to be so muddy. I wore hiking sandals...More

Thank Noel F
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I attempted this hike in the mid morning. It was pretty much abandoned which was nice. The forest was beautiful and the birds were singing. The trail however was extremely muddy and dangerous. We got to a point where you had to...More

Thank Amanda1985c
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Muddy when we went so had to be careful w footing. Definitely take a walking stick or if not look for one that another hiker left behind. Expect to get muddy and no sandals or flip flops! Great views on the way to the destination!...More

1  Thank la o
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I never made it to the falls. After an hour of trudging through thick mud, climbing over roots, slipping, and holding onto vines and trees, and crossing a mid-calf deep stream to walk up the slippery trail we ended up turning around and trying to...More

Thank JenSour
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Straub38
5 April 2016|
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
It took a little over an hour each way, plus the time we spent at the falls. I think we were there about 4-5 hours total. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes that don't come off easy - is very muddy.
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pamlvt
24 August 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Like everyone has said, be cautious of open wounds when trekking in the creeks and swimming at the water falls.
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15 May 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
We took 2 buses to get there. Just check the bus schedule for Kailua/lanikai online.
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