Maunawili Falls Trail begins in mostly coffee and mountain apple trees. It crosses the stream in several places, winding through ginger, climbing gently. It begins to descend down a long flight of steps to the final stream crossing and the waterfall and pool. The trail offers views of the Ko`olaupoko watershed and views down into some lush gulches. Please kokua and do not climb above the waterfall - it is retricted watershed.
General Information: Stay on the trail. Pack out at least what you pack in. No open fires.
Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing and possibly putting yourself at risk.
Directions: From Honolulu, Drive along the Pali Highway towards Kailua, through the tunnels and past Kamehameha Highway. Pass Auloa Road (on the right) for the first time, then take the second turn onto Auloa Road (it is a horseshoe shaped road). The road splits very soon after the turn off the Pali - take the left fork which is Maunawili Road. Follow Maunawili Road until it ends in a residential neighborhood. Notice the trail access road to your left (look for trail signs). DO NOT DRIVE OR PARK ON THIS PRIVATE ROAD! Instead, legally park on the right in the neighborhood. Please respect the residents by not loitering or making a lot of noise. Walk along the access road until you reach the trailhead on your right.
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