Oahu Activities: Explore Oahu’s Waterfalls
Add exploring Oahu’s waterfalls to your list of can’t-miss Oahu Activities during your stay at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki Beach.
All of Hawaii is dotted with picturesque waterfalls, and Oahu is no exception. Take some time to explore Oahu’s waterfalls during your stay at our Waikiki Hotel.
Explore Oahu Waterfalls
Hiking and enjoying the lush landscape of Oahu is a popular Oahu Activity. During your excursions, take time to visit some of the Island’s waterfalls. The waterfalls are a lovely reward after a hike and a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic. Some even have swimming holes where you can cool off before starting on your return hike.
No matter your skill or fitness level, you’ll find stunning waterfalls to enjoy, and it is one of the best ways to spend a day making the most of the outdoors during your stay at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki Beach.
Three Popular Waterfalls
- Manoa Falls: The hike to Manoa Falls is about 1.6 miles round trip. The mostly flat hike does not require hikers be in tiptop shape, but there are spots that some novice hikers could find a bit challenging. The 55-foot falls are some of the Island’s most well-known and accessible.
- Waimea: Enjoy this lovely waterfall during your visit to Oahu’s North Shore. Guided tours are available, and lifeguards are on duty at Waimea’s swimming hole.
- Sacred Falls: Sacred Falls was once a popular hiking destinations, but the trail has been closed for several years following a landslide that occurred in 1999. Today, the only way to see this amazing 1,100-foot-tall waterfall is by booking a helicopter tour. As you fly over the beautiful falls, you just may find that a visit to this Oahu waterfall to be the highlight of your entire visit.
Tips for Visiting Oahu’s Waterfalls
- Be sure to do your research for any waterfall you plan to visit. Some require rigorous hikes that aren’t appropriate for every visitor.
- No matter the length of your selected hike, bring enough water. Temperatures in the 80’s coupled with exposure to direct sunlight increases your need for water.
- Wear sunscreen and reapply as necessary during your hike.
- Never ignore any warning signs you come across. The terrain can change due to rain and other factors, so warning signs supersede anything you may have read while conducting research.
- Let someone know where you’re going and what time to expect you to return.
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