Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aloha New Hope Hikers,
Come and join us on this diverse trail that is suitable for all skill levels. The 5 miles round trip includes a few amazing lookouts and lots of native plants. Time and energy permitting, we may drop down to the waterfall and swimming holes. Bring lunch, 1 liter of water and wear sturdy shoes.
Manana Ridge: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9am at the top of Komo Mai Drive in Pearl City (please arrive 10 minutes early for check-in)
Point of Contact: Teresa Avina at (614)256-8884
Location: Manana Ridge State Trail above Pacific Palisades in Pearl City
Length: 5 miles round trip
Skill level: Novice to the picnic table; intermediate to the picnic table and waterfall; advanced to the helipad (rope climbing is necessary)
Type: Ungraded ridge trail
Terrain: State maintained trail with a few muddy spots
Special instructions: Wear a bathing suit for the swimming hole; the Manana Ridge Trail is muddy in places. Hiking poles are a good idea to maintain your balance. For those hiking to the helipad, there are ropes to assist in the steep areas.
Directions to trailhead (from downtown Honolulu):
-At Punchbowl St get on H-1 heading west. Near Middle Street keep left on Rte 78 west (exit 19B).
-By Aloha Stadium bear right to rejoin H-1 to Pearl City.
-Leave the freeway at exit 10, marked Pearl City-Waimalu.
-Turn right on Moanalua Rd at the end of the off-ramp.
-As Moanalua Rd ends, turn right on Waimano Home Rd.
-At the top of the hill, turn left on Komo Mai Dr.
-The road descends into Waimano Valley and then climbs the next ridge.
-Drive through Pacific Palisades subdivision to the end of the road.
-Park on the street just before the turnaround circle.