Oahu Waterfalls gave Julie and I an excuse to explore some of the less developed parts of Hawaii’s most developed island. In fact, it was this aspect of “town and country” that the capital isle juxtaposed urban development with a more relaxed country atmosphere. Indeed, “town” maybe a bit understated since Honolulu was pretty much a typical big city with a small freeway system and traffic. But even amidst the urban chaos were some pockets of tranquility as well as some places of historical interest. For example, within the city limits, we were able to check out Pearl Harbor and live it up in the happening Waikiki Beach. Once we ventured beyond the city limits, we were pleasantly surprised by how rural and laid back the rest of the island felt. That was where the “country” would come in, and this was where it seemed like the laid back and no worries mindset was even more prevalent.
When it came to Oahu Waterfalls, there was no shortage of them. However, of those waterfalls, not very many were accessible as they typically involved crossing through private land or exerting a tremendous amount of effort and risk to access. Thus, as you can see from the map at the top of this page, we were only able to see a handful of them.
When it came to waterfalling highlights on this island, they included Manoa Falls as well as Maunawili Falls in the southeast of the island. In the north of the island, we enjoyed the Waimea Falls, which was one of the few sanctioned play waterfalls that we’re aware of. And finally, the most impressive of the waterfalls on the island was Sacred Falls. It even cracked our Top 10 List of Hawaiian Waterfalls.
We certainly visited more waterfalls than what I’ve mentioned above. Check out the thumbnails and links below to learn more about the Oahu Waterfalls.