Maunawili Falls Professional Review and Guide
"This is a very popular hike to a pretty little waterfall and pool. You will probably enjoy it more if you get there early in the day. The surrounding area was once farmed by the early Hawaiians, later planted with sugar, coffee, and rubber, and grazed by cattle, but is now lush and green again and blooming with flowers. It is shady most of the way, usually damp and sometimes muddy, with three slippery stream crossings.
Follow the shady private paved road alongside Olomana Stream, which is audible but not visible, to where the road is very clearly marked closed. Turn right (north) onto the Maunawili Falls Trail, which is fairly flat and wide at first beneath tall straight trees draped with huge houseplants. Alongside the trail you’ll see several different kinds of colorful gingers, showy heliconias (lobster claws), and birds-of-paradise, as well as occasional coffee plants left over from