Koko Head & Maunawili Falls

Getting your hike on in Hawaii, particularly on the island of Oahu, is awesome.  There are countless trails to hike and we have been venturing off onto one as often as possible.

A couple weeks ago, over Labor Day weekend, a big group of us decided to go on a hike to the Maunawili Falls. This is a great hike for the whole family.  Young and old, even the Long Dog was passing people! Not that this surprised me, as you know he is very athletic! The hike brought us through the rain forest, across streams (yes your feet will get wet) and to a lovely waterfall where you can swim and even cliff jump from! I did not take part in the cliff jumping, but J.O and our friends N & L did.  J.O. did two different jumps, one from about 15 feet and one from roughly 45.  N & L also did the 45 foot jump.

This is a great hike to look up if you are with the family, have a few hours to kill, want to see a waterfall and even take a swim.  I’ll forewarn you that on weekends it’s very busy at the waterfall, so be prepared for a crowd.  Also, it’s a very muddy wet trail, so plan on having some fun in the mud! I.E. bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Here is the link on Yelp for the hike. MAUNAWILI FALLS

The most recent hike I did was on my own to Koko Head Park.  This trail is not for the faint of heart.  For the main reason it is not a trail, but an old railroad going up the very steep hill. The ties act as steps to the summit and in the end I read there are 1048 of them (I couldn’t keep track).  The entire climb up I just kept thinking of the story from when I was little, The Little Engine That Could.  I was constantly saying that mantra of “I think I can! I think I can!” It took me roughly 30 minuets to reach the summit and it was lovely.  A breathtaking view of the coast line.  The descent down was more challenging to me than going up! It’s very steep and you really have to watch your footing and other people coming up.  There are a lot of people that use this hike as their work out and I can understand why! Doing this hike even just once a week will get anyone stellar legs.

If you’re up for it, bring lots of water and wear plenty of sunscreen as there is no shade

Here is the link for the hike on Yelp. KOKO HEAD TRAIL

In case you missed the post on my last hike, click here.


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