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Manoa Falls

June 8, 2008

A brilliant two-hour hike that’s just – and only just – outside Honolulu. It really put living here into a new perspective. One moment you’re driving through Manoa, a valley neighborhood just behind the U of H campus and the next you are right smack in the middle of a rainforest. The transition – or lack thereof – is really that sudden.

The hike’s destination is the falls, which is a moderately impressive, Hokusai-esque 150 ft. single fall down a vertical rockface. For me, the real beauty was just enjoying the otherworldly vegetation at every turn along the hike, the sheer uncontrolled wildness of it all.

Dense Manoa Vegetation

Taiyo and Giant Tree

Hiking Family

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