Maunawili-Waimānalo Access Road
Trail in Waimānalo Forest Reserve
Length (one way): 1 mi / 1.61 km - Elevation Change: 400 ft / 121.92 m
Maunawili-Waimanalo Access Road serves as an access to Maunawili ditch trail and Maunawili trail.
For additional information refer to the “Route Description” section below.
Rules & Regulation
This dirt road continues up toward the Maunawili trail. The Maunawili Ditch starts about half way up on the right hand side of the road.
Descriptions for route was provided by Stuart Ball, author of The Hikers Guide to Oahu and other hiking books.
First try to click on the “Get Directions” icon at the top of this page. If you are taking TheBus, click on the "Transit" icon at the top of the search bar. You may need to change the starting address to your current location. Clicking on TheBus link provided below will also take you to TheBus website. If driving from Waimanalo heading north on Kalanianaole Highway, turn left onto Kumuhau Street. Follow Kumuhau and turn right on Waikaupanaha Street. Shortly after you pass Mahiku Place, on your right, there will be a fence and a gate, also on your right. Park along the street and proceed through the break in the fence.
This dirt road continues up toward the Maunawili trail. The Maunawili Ditch starts about half way up on the right hand side of the road. Descriptions for route was provided by Stuart Ball, author of The Hikers Guide to Oahu and other hiking books.
- Nature Study
Terrain and Trail Environment
Mixed forest types, wide, sometimes muddy, suitable for horses, thick canopy
Simple Trail Tips
1. Stay on the trail.
2. Check the weather
3. Watch the time
4. Avoid undue risk
5. Read all posted signs
6. Respect other trail users
7. Pack out at least what you pack in.
Hikers must keep their dogs leashed at all times and remove dog waste while on this trail.
Always yield to hikers and horseback riders. Do not slide around corners or slide down the trail. Careless mountain biking damages the trail and causes erosion. If accidents are reported or damage to the trail is extreme, the trail may be closed to mountain bikers.
- Dangerous Footing
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.
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