Lulumahu Falls

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  • Address: 4459 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Nature

Off the Pali Highway, a short hike takes you to the bustling waterfall located near Kaniakapupu Ruins (King Kamehameha III’s summer home).

The refreshing view is some thing that was clearly loved by the King himself and a dip in the water is nothing short of luxury! Kick off those shoes and take a well worth shower here as you see the rustic side of Honolulu.

To make the hike easier- lookout for red ribbons tied to trees that warn you from being off track!

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
  • Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
  • Carry a towel and change of clothes if you need to. 

  • By Bus: Old Pali Rd + Mamalahoa Pl (5 kilometers away)
  • By Taxi
  • By hiring a local Cab.
  • By renting a Car/Bike.

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  • Lulumahu Falls Address: 4459 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States
  • Lulumahu Falls Timing: 24-hrs
  • Lulumahu Falls Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Lulumahu Falls(preferred time): 07:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lulumahu Falls: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 1.19% of people who visit Honolulu include Lulumahu Falls in their plan

  • 33.33% of people start their Lulumahu Falls visit around 12 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Lulumahu Falls

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lulumahu Falls

People normally club together The Honolulu Museum Of Art Spalding House and Maunawili Falls Trail while planning their visit to Lulumahu Falls.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Had an awesome hike following a stream up to the falls. There's a gorgeous bamboo forest nearby with guava and other wild tropical fruit. Safety tip: avoid getting standing water on cuts because of the bacteria and Do Not stand directly under the waterfall because rocks also fall down.

  • Beautiful hike and beautiful falls. Make sure you are ready to get muddy. I recommend hiking shoes or hiking style sandals, NOT TENNIS SHOES OR TRAINERS!

  • Oh my goodness! This hike! I was intending to hike to Mānoa Falls and accidentally ended up at Lulumahu Falls. I was trying for an easy stroll through the rain forest and instead found myself trekking through,and up, the jungle! I gave this hike five stars because of the beauty of the the trip and also, the adventure was so awesome! Follow the ribbons to stay on the path because, the path isn’t a path as much as it is a place other people have stepped. Don’t give up! You’ll come to a small waterfall, that is not the one you’re looking for. It’s about a mile up the muddy jungle path. Don’t swim even if you’re tempted because the water can make you sick. Enjoy!

  • There are parts of the trail that are not so well marked. Not an exceptionally beautiful view, moderately easy trail that crosses streams and goes through a bamboo Forrest. The trails weren’t marked well, so we ended up taking a different way in and out and ended up .25 miles or more away from the car where we exited.

  • Falls are very beautiful and overall it's an easy to moderate difficulty but trail path is not easy to identify. There are pink/orange ribbons that guide to the falls but not so easy to identify them. Total time may take close to 3 hours and because of difficulty in path tracing it's better to start the trail before 1pm.

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