“A fun, medium-difficulty hike with a treat at the end.
— Koen Bailey
River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall
This hike is super fun. I did it with my Boy Scout troop and it was a blast. You should bring plenty of water (I brought a liter) and also be prepared for getting wet or even go swimming a little in the creek at the end.
To start you go to the top of Komo Mai Drive where there is a green gate. You'll need to park along the road leading up to the gate. The first part of the hike is an easy half mile or so with the Manana/Waimano Ridge Trail being composed of pavement, roots, and a wide trail. Then you'll come to a sign pointing off to the right, on the Waimano Falls Spur
. You need to take that right to reach the scenic endpoint. Then you'll be on the actual trail which will be a singletrack trail. At the end of the trail you see a large pool with a rope swing in it. The falls are just a little upstream of the pool.
Once you've enjoyed admiring the waterfall and have had a dip, simply return the way that you came to make it back to the trailhead.