Sunday, August 24, 2014

Manoa Falls - Walking

Manoa Falls - Walking
Distance: 1.6 roundtrip
Time: 1.5 hr
Manoa Valley
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Difficulty: Very Easy
Danger: Low
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!

Dryland Taro

White Ginger

Yellow Ginger

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! :)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Your shared images are awesome and invite the visitors to visit this stunning lush valley for hiking. These photos tell the story of your journey. I also visited this valley before my tour west coast and enjoy the beauty of Hawaii. I enjoyed the sights of Mona Falls and greenery around me. I would like to mention that the water of this fall is not suitable for drinking and swimming.