ATTENTION: Trail temporarily closed due to major landslide.
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Aihualama Trail traverses through bamboo forests on a series of switchbacks, skirting the upper west side of Manoa Valley. Hikers may use Aihualama Trail to access other trails in the Honolulu Mauka Trail System, including Pauoa Flats Trail. Aihualama Trail offers great views of Honolulu, Diamond Head Crater, and Manoa Valley.
Directions: There are two ways to get there:
1. Via the Manoa Cliff Trail: From Round Top Drive, hike in on Manoa Cliff Trail to the Pauoa Flats junction (there is a system trail map here). Proceed on Pauoa Flats Trail past the Nu`uanu Trailhead (which is on the left). The next trail (on the right) is Aihualama.
2. Via Manoa Falls Trail: Follow Manoa Road into the back of Manoa Valley. Manoa Road ends at Paradise Park. Continue up the road, through the parking lot, towards the entrance of Lyon Arboretum. At the sharp left bend in the road to Lyon, proceed straight ahead. This is the Manoa Falls parking area and trailhead. Hike 0.8 miles on Manoa Falls Trail. Approximately 150 feet from the base of the Falls, there is a marked trail that proceeds left. This is Aihualama Trail.Trail Information: Stay on the trail. Pack out at least what you pack in. No open fires.Dog Owners: Hunting may be in progress on or near this hiking trail. Hunting dogs may be off-leash while engaged in the hunt. Hikers must keep their dogs leashed at all times and remove dog waste while on this trail.
WARNING! Special pig control hunt in progress on this trail. Hunting with hunting dogs will take place Wednesdays and Sundays from sun-up to sundown on this trail. Hikers with pet dogs should consider using other trails during control hunt period to avoid possible encounters with hunting dogs.
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Biking and Camping are not allowed on this Trail:
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Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and
color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features
are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch
off from the public features may be on private property, and are not
managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent
landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing
and possibly putting yourself at risk.