Discover the 9 Best Waterfalls and Hikes in Oahu


Discover Oahu's beauty with its diverse waterfalls and hikes, offering stunning views and memorable experiences. Explore the top 9 safely and responsibly in this web story.

Visit Waimea Falls, Oahu's accessible gem in the North Shore's Waimea Valley. Easily reach the waterfall via a paved path or shuttle service in this scenic botanical garden.

Waimea Falls


Explore Manoa Falls, a popular and scenic waterfall near Honolulu and Waikiki. Enjoy a short, easy hike (60-90 mins round-trip) through lush jungle, encountering exotic plants.

Manoa Falls


Discover the hike to Maunawili Falls on Oahu's windward side. Above Kailua, the trail offers a spectacular waterfall, its charm dependent on weather.

Maunawili Falls


Explore the hidden gem, Likeke Falls, serene and less crowded. Near Pali Lookout on Oahu's windward side, the easy-to-moderate hike offers a two-tiered waterfall, with route options.

Likeke Falls


Discover Lulumahu Falls, worth the adventure, just 20 minutes from Waikiki in Nuuanu Valley. The challenging hike involves climbing and scrambling, with the trail not well-marked.

Lulumahu Falls


Waimano Falls and Pools is a fun and exciting hike that’s great for thrill-seekers. It’s located in the Pearl City area, on the leeward side of Oahu.

Waimano Falls and Pools


Explore Aihualama Falls, a hidden gem in Manoa Valley near Manoa Falls. The moderate, scenic hike leads through a rainforest and bamboo grove, offering a worthwhile visit.

Aihualama Falls


Enjoy Jackass Ginger Pool, a fun and refreshing waterfall and swimming hole near Pali Highway. The easy, short hike through a forest and stream makes it an accessible adventure.

Jackass Ginger Pool


Laie Falls, a remote and serene waterfall in the Laie area, North Shore Oahu. The long, strenuous hike requires a permit from Hawaii Reserves.

Laie Falls


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