Distance: 1.6 roundtrip
Time: 1.5 hr
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Difficulty: Very Easy
Parking fee: $5 (discount for Kama'aina)
After staying out late the night before watching my niece and her band EMKE perform, I didn’t want to do a long or strenuous hike. So I scheduled a wicked easy, short walk/hike to Manoa Falls with Darrell and Neil. When we pulled into the parking lot, I knew there‘d be a good flow at the falls as it was pouring. But by the time we were ready to leave the parking lot, the rain had stopped. We got to the 100-foot falls and took our time, spending about half-an-hour admiring the falls, watching tourists, posing and taking photos. On our way out, I showed Darrell and Neil the trail to the Lua’alaea Falls. We only went as far as the Lua’alaea stream and noted a large downed tree. Enjoy some photos I took on our leisurely walk to Manoa Falls through the Manoa Valley. And a Mahalo nui loa to both Darrell and Neil for such wonderful companionship on my hikes here in Hawai'i!
Beautiful, lush valley!
Afterward our walk, we headed to my parents house for a post-hike
lunch with my family. Yes, that's Guava Chiffon cake in the top left corner! :)