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Lua'alaea Falls - May 10, 2011

Lua'alaea Falls is a tall, lonely waterfall located in the back of Manoa Valley. The trail to Lua'alaea Falls branches off the extremely popular Manoa Falls trail. It is short and easy, and much more wild than the Manoa Falls trail. (Refer to the following link for trailhead directions to Manoa Falls: Manoa Falls Trailhead Directions.) Initially, the Manoa Falls trail starts off on a road. It then enters a high canopy forest and takes a left on a narrower path through lower trees. The junction to Lua'alaea Falls is located on the right after a leptospirosis warning sign. Heed a narrow crossing of Waihi Stream and follow the trail going away from the stream. The trail eventually finds its way to Lua'alea Stream and finally to Lua'alaea Falls. Go after a heavy downpour; the waterfall is more spectacular during a heavier flow.














photo: L. Yamasaki







photo: D. Napoleon







photo: L. Yamasaki







photo: L. Yamasaki





5 comments:

Troy said...

Solid hike, I could never find the leptospirosis warning sign? Is it after you cross the bridge to get to the trialhead?

Hobbit said...

LETS PLANT THE SEED! NOT RAID THE BARN!

Hobbit said...

thank you mr lancaster for the wonderful sunscreen that i much needed for my hands!

Anonymous said...

Troy the sign is gone. There is another way if you cannot find that one.

Anonymous said...

Looks similar to another lonely Fall by the name of Nani'uapo.