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Maunawili Falls

Hawaii > Oahu > Windward
Length2.5 mi
Elev. Gain300 ft
Difficulty2 / 5
Rating7 / 10
The Maunawili Falls hike is an extremely popular hike in the island, especially because it is easy to navigate and allows for a number of beautiful spots, including the 20-foot water fall that merges into a deep and alluring swimming hole.

The trail is well maintained, and has a number of visitors. You should follow a trail that cuts through the grove soon after you start from the trailhead. You will soon come across a quick flowing stream, which you should be able to cross with the help of some boulders across the stream. Keep hiking through the trail till you come across the next stream intersection. A large banyan tree should mark this area.

Follow the trail to the right and you will come across another crossing and then take a left. After walking uphill for sometime, follow the path away from the stream. After climbing some steep man-made steps, you will come across a viewpoint from where you can see Mount Olomana. Take the right trail after the next intersection, as a lot of hikers lose their way here.

Soon, you will come across the fall - a 20 foot cataract. Take the same path back, just mark your path well, as the return trail can get a bit confusing.

Best time to go
Throughout the year - 2 to 4 pm


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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 21.536' N
157° 45.807' W

Driving Directions:
Take the Pali Highway exit on Highway 1 and after passing the Auloa Road, take the second right. Take a left on the Maunawili Road and follow it to the end. The trail is on the left of the road.
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Weather Report for Kailua, HI
Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers in the morning, then mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 77 to 82. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Temperature: 77.4° F
Relative Humidity: 68%
Pressure: 30.12"
Dew Point: 66.0° F

Winds from the ENE at 2.7 mph gusting to 4.9 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.12"

Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 6:54 PM
Weather reported from Jack's House Manoa, Honolulu, HI (KHIHONOL111)
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows around 72. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 77 to 82. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 71. East winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Partly sunny. Scattered showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Light winds becoming east around 10 mph in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/26/2017 9:26 AM
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