Kailua, HI 96734
Hike along a meandering trail off the Pali Highway in the Ko'olau rainforest to beautiful Maunawili Falls, a large swimming hole fed by a waterfall that is over twenty feet tall. Significant efforts have been made to allow easy access to this treasured hiking trail. There's a secret rock slide just past the waterfall itself, so bring your bathing suit and wade in the pool beneath the falls. Many daredevils enjoy jumping into the pool from various heights upon the cliff, but be sure the water level is suitable before jumping! The hike itself takes no longer than two hours round trip, and is suitable for small children. To get there, take H1 to the Pali Hwy, and follow it to Kailua. Turn right at the second Auloa Road. Keep right after the turn but veer left onto Maunawili Road. Turn right onto Kelewina Road. Park around the corner from the trail head, on Lola Road.
Photo courtesy of Maunawili Falls Trail