Spanning a distance of 1.6 miles, the Manoa Falls Trail takes you through tropical rainforests and diverse ecosystems to the beautiful Manoa Falls, which is a 150-foot, serene waterfall. This area of unspoiled splendor has been used as a filming location for various movies, including Jurassic Park and Catching Fire. While you’re here, you’ll also gain glimpses into Hawaii’s cultural heritage.

If you don’t have time to hike the Manoa Falls Trail, have difficulties with accessibility, or simply want to take in views from a better vantage point than the ground, you might be interested in booking one of our helicopter tours.

At Honolulu Helicopter Tours, we’re a team of certified pilots from around the world who are proud to call Hawaii home – and we love nothing more than showing visitors what makes this place synonymous with paradise. Below, we discuss some of the highlights of a helicopter tour over the Manoa Falls Trail, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights of Flying Over the Manoa Falls Trail

Here are just some reasons why you’ll love flying over the Manoa Falls Trail during a helicopter tour:

Ecological Diversity from the Sky

Flying over the Manoa Falls Trail gives you a peek into Hawaii’s rich biodiversity. From endemic plants thriving in the lower elevations to hardy species clinging to the cliffs near the waterfall, each ecosystem tells a story of adaptation and resilience.

Unbeatable Views of the Manoa Falls

The cascading Manoa Falls really is a sight to behold from just about any viewpoint. But nothing beats the view of this waterfall from the sky, with no tourists or obstructions to block your view. If you want to take photographs of this scenic site, we’ll open the helicopter doors for up to ten minutes free of charge. That way, you can also inject some extra thrill into the experience.

Cultural Insights

There are lots of historical and cultural sites to see along the Manoa Falls Trail. Close to the trail’s starting point, you’ll see remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements, such as ruined walls and stone terraces. These cultural sites are often surrounded by dense vegetation, but can be you can make them out from above due to their distinctive shapes and placements.

The Thrill of the Flight

On top of everything, flying in a helicopter is a thrill in itself – one that many people never experience in their lifetimes. If you really want to make the most of your trip to the Aloha State, you won’t regret booking a helicopter tour.

Book a Manoa Falls Trail Helicopter Tour Today

The Manoa Falls Trail is just one of the many amazing scenic sights you’ll see during a flight over Oahu. Depending on your chosen tour, you can also take in birds’-eye views of attractions like the Sacred Falls, North Shore, Waimea Valley, and much more. At Honolulu Helicopter Tours, we boast a 100% Safety rating and a team of highly experienced, fully licensed, and certified pilots. But the real reason we’re leading the way in our industry is because we’re genuinely passionate about showcasing the best Hawaii has to offer. Book your flight today or call us for more information.