Saturday, August 24, 2013

Manoa Falls to Nu'uanu Valley - Hiking

Manoa Falls to Nu'uanu Valley
Trails: Manoa Falls, 'Aihualama, Nu'uanu, Judd 
Distance: Approx 4 miles
Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club 
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Danger: Low to High (slippery, muddy spots along trail, several water crossings, potential loose rocks/debris at top of waterfall)

Another amazing hike with the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club. This is my last hike with them as I'm due to leave Hawaii in 3 days. I met up with hike organizer Wil Kawano and several other members at the I'olani Palace.  I checked in and paid my donation fee of $3 and had Will sign my HTMC member application. His was the second of two signatures that I needed. Then followed Bryan up to the residential area just before the entrance of Paradise Park where other hikers were waiting. We hiked to the the Manoa Falls trailhead and Wil gave his spiel. The part about 'Aihualama Trail being closed due to a landslide several months ago caught my attention, we were going to hike it anyways. Two club members were already at the landslide section of the trail and had done some work on it to make it passable for the club hike today. Enjoy some of my photos of the our hike from Manoa Falls into the Nu'uanu valley.

At the Manoa Falls trailhead 
Manoa Falls
 Along the 'Aihualama trail

That section along the 'Aihualama trail
that was brought down by a landslide (6)



 John Hall standing in the middle of the trail

Yes!
Along the Pauoa Flats trail
From the Pauoa Flats lookout
This photo taken at the Pauoa Flats lookout. This trail looks like
it could go up along the ridge and to the top of the Lulumahu Falls.
 Along the Nu'uanu Trail (6)





 Along the Judd Trail (2)
 
 Crossing Nu'uanu Stream that leads to the Jackass Ginger Swimming Hole (4)
 

1 comment:

Atomic Armadillo said...

looks like a great place to be.