Honolulu,  Oahu

Hike to Lulumahu Falls Oahu, Hawaii

Lulumahu Falls is located on private property, so make sure that you know that before beginning this hike.

If you’re looking for a guide on how to hike to Lulumahu Falls Oahu – you’ve come to the right place. Don’t miss out on one of the most beautiful hikes on the island! Lulumahu Falls is one of our top hikes on the island of Oahu. If you’re looking for a less-crowded, less tourist-type of a waterfall, then this is a perfect choice! Let’s get into how to hike to Lulumahu Falls Oahu, Hawaii!



Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 2.5-mile round-trip


Things to know prior to hiking

  • It can get very muddy – bring shoes you don’t care for
  • There are lots of bugs – make sure to use some sort of insect repellent
  • Small parking lot – holds roughly 20 cars so get there early
  • It’s on Private Property – going on this hike is considered trespassing


What to bring


Hike to Lulumahu Falls Oahu

The hike begins at an opening in the fence. Continue through the fence and keep walking straight until there is a fork and continue left. You will know you are heading in the right direction when you see this beautiful view:Walking on the trail towards Lulumahu Falls Oahu

Beautiful views at Lulumahu Falls Oahu

Keep following the path. Eventually, you will come upon a small set of stairs – continue up it, and follow to the right. The hike to Lulumahu Falls from here on out is pretty straightforward. After following the path for 30 minutes, you will be greeted with the most beautiful waterfall.

When you see this, you know you're going the right way - Lulumahu Falls Oahu

Finally, at the beautiful Lulumahu Falls Oahu

Exploring - Lulumahu Falls Oahu

Taking in everything - Lulumahu Falls Oahu

"Lost" - Lulumahu Falls Oahu

If you’re deciding between hiking to Lulumahu Falls or Manoa Falls, if you can, I would say hike them both. They are both special in their own ways. Lulumahu Falls gives a much more “raw” feeling and the actual waterfall itself is typically much fuller. On the other side, Manoa Falls gives a very Jurassic Park kind of vibe – one that you cannot miss out on. The waterfall itself at Manoa Falls is typically a lot less impressive, to say the least. If you are looking for a less crowded, less touristy hike, then Lulumahu Falls is the hike you are looking for!


Lulumahu Falls Q&A


1. Q: Is Lulumahu Falls kid-friendly?

Yes, I would consider Lulumahu Falls trail as kid-friendly.  Just keep your eyes on them and you should be well good!

2. Q: How long does it take to hike?

To get to the waterfall it should take roughly an hour. Round-trip should take 2 hours.

3. Q: What time should hike Lulumahu Falls?

No specific time, but probably sometime early in the morning before parking gets full.

4. Q: How much parking is there?

The parking lot can fit roughly 20-25 cars.


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