Waimano Falls – Oahu, Hawaii
Waimano Falls is a waterfall located in Pearl City, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Located just off of Kamehameha Highway, the falls are part of the Waimano Trail System and can be reached by hiking or biking. With its cascading water over 300-foot cliffs and lush vegetation, Waimano Falls is one of Oahu’s most popular natural attractions.
The trail to Waimano Falls begins at the end of Komo Mai Drive in Pearl City. From there hikers will make their way up a moderate incline for about 1 mile until they reach Kalauao Stream. The stream then leads to two separate trails that both lead to the base of Waimano Falls: an easier path along a wide dirt road and a more difficult route with several steep sections that require scrambling over rocks and logs. After reaching the bottom, visitors can take in views from behind or below before continuing up another half mile where they will find pools suitable for swimming as well as additional cascades further upstream.
In addition to being an excellent spot for taking pictures or enjoying a refreshing swim on hot days, Waimano Falls offers plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing; birds such as pueo (Hawaiian owl) have been spotted here while native plants like hibiscus and uluhe ferns provide shelter throughout much of the area surrounding it. For those looking to explore further, there are several other trails within close proximity including Moanalua Valley Trail which connects directly with this one after crossing Kalauao Stream near its source at Moanalua Middle Ridge Park & Nature Reserve approximately 3 miles away from Waimano Falls itself!
Location and Map of Waimano Falls