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Worst Hike Ever - Slip & Slide

If you like to slip & slide on mud for over two hours and risk getting injured to see a not really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TravisAshburn
,
Simpsonville
It's going to take all day, and it's going to suck.

This hike flat sucked. It was the worst hike of my life, and I lost a toenail on a different hike... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
usatrav2016
,
Baltimore, Maryland
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
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“walking stick” (11 reviews)
“muddy hike” (8 reviews)
“tree roots” (12 reviews)
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"walking stick"
in 11 reviews
"muddy hike"
in 8 reviews
"tree roots"
in 12 reviews
"great hike"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 7 reviews
"covered in mud"
in 6 reviews
"wear shoes"
in 10 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 4 reviews
"bug spray"
in 8 reviews
"steep steps"
in 3 reviews
"open wounds"
in 4 reviews
"deep pool"
in 4 reviews
"water hole"
in 2 reviews
"be careful"
in 11 reviews
"bring water"
in 7 reviews
"great reward"
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"pretty easy hike"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to slip & slide on mud for over two hours and risk getting injured to see a not really impressive waterfall surrounded by teenagers jumping then this is your hike. Seriously, my wife and son, who are both in great shape, were...More

Thank TravisAshburn
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This hike flat sucked. It was the worst hike of my life, and I lost a toenail on a different hike. The toenail-losing hike was still better, by orders of magnitude. To say that the Maniwili Falls Trail is muddy is like saying outer space...More

2  Thank usatrav2016
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Loved this place, I made the trip with my wife and four kids ages 10-18 and wifey. It was really our first or second hike. We did it, so I know you can. Bring water, do not wear anything you don’t want muddy, because it...More

Thank Dewayne W
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Awful awful awful - terrible muddy trails, you can chuck your shoes after. Also, the waterfall was terribly disappointing, it was tiny and unremarkable - all that risking your life on a muddy, slippery trail filled with roots and mosquitoes for a big downer. BEWARE...More

1  Thank maltedmilkshake
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We were warned before starting that our shoes would get muddy. And they did but we also decided to hike through the river and just get our shoes wet so it cleaned them as we hiked. There’s a few different options of paths and it...More

Thank longlostlaura
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Finding the entrance to this hike is not easy, the trails are rugged, and it takes about an hour or so to reach the falls, but it is worth it. The water at the falls is cool and refreshing and definitely worth a swim. The...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The Falls were a disappointment. The trail was covered in muddy tree roots and very difficult to navigate. The Falls at the end were crowded so we just turned around. Not work the mud and mosquito bites.

Thank Skychic22
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Anywhere other than Hawaii this hike would rate only 2 stars. The trail is poorly maintained at best and very muddy. Tree roots cover a large portion, you have to cross the stream twice and what burned me is the last 1/4 mile where after...More

2  Thank I-Liked_It
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Some tips from my mistakes. Make sure to wear hiking boots! There are lots of roots to twist an ankle on, I managed okay in sneakers, but boots would have been better. Make sure to wear something you don’t mind being covered in mud! It...More

1  Thank Abbey C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Hike is great but far more technical than we were expecting. Very muddy and slippery, lots of river crossings. Waterfall and water hole were lovely, forest and views were magical. Returning from the falls I took my eye off the terrain for a moment, slipped,...More

1  Thank MaxHR
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Marra_Hensby
2 June 2018|
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Response from EJPenn | Reviewed this property |
no ticket requirement... just a natural hike!
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Straub38
5 April 2016|
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
It took a little over an hour each way, plus the time we spent at the falls. I think we were there about 4-5 hours total. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes that don't come off easy - is very muddy.
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pamlvt
24 August 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Like everyone has said, be cautious of open wounds when trekking in the creeks and swimming at the water falls.
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