The Little Known Natural Oasis In Hawaii That'll Be Your New Favorite Destination
By Megan Shute|Published August 24, 2016
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
Tucked away off of Oahu’s Pali Highway in the lush Nu’uanu Valley, is a magnificent natural oasis that will certainly offer a welcome respite from the stresses of daily life. You’ll find a trail so far removed from society that you might – on a weekday – be hiking on your own for quite some time. While the trail to Lulumahu Falls can be difficult to follow at times, making it easy to get lost, there are four major points of interest: a beautiful bamboo forest, the Nu’uanu Resevoir and surrounding field, the actual waterfall, and the nearby Kaniakapupu ruins.
The trail is in a restricted watershed area, and hikers need to apply for a permit in order to make the trek legally, but trust us, it’s totally worth the hassle. This is actually one of my favorite Oahu hiking trails, and I take everyone who visits on this beautiful journey through the Hawaiian jungle.