Archive for December, 2007

Maunawili Demonstration Trail

December 1, 2007

This 10-mile one-way hike stretches from the Pali to Waimanalo. The trail hugs the side of the Ko’olaus and affords great views along the way. At 3 miles into the trail you can turn left on a junction trail to the Maunawili falls. The trail is a good one for kids – it’s safe and […]

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Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens

December 1, 2007

This massive park is quiet and secluded. It was designed to catch runoff from the Ko’olaus and many plants from other Pacific islands are featured in the gardens. There is a pond and ducks to feed near the visitor center. Wild pigs do rummage about here, so you’ll see the tell-tale digging marks in the […]

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Makapu’u Lighthouse

December 1, 2007

This relatively steep, paved trail is about 1.5 miles one way. It climbs to the top of a hill and affords a great view of the windward coast. It is also a good spot for whale-watching in the winter. The lighthouse is not reachable on the trail (although there is a “herdpath” that goes to […]

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Aiea Loop Trail

December 1, 2007

Parts of this trail are suitable for kids, but a recent trip report (below) notes erosion has taken a toll on the trail. Sam and I hiked this with our friends – two girls ages 3 and 1 (in the pack). We started at the upper trailhead near the restrooms and walked about 45 minutes […]

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