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Located on the eastern side of the island, this 0.4 mile moderate difficulty unmarked trail goes down hill across forested pasture land to a foot gate in the forest reserve boundary fence, then continues to the Dr. David Douglas monument erected in 1934. It is rarely maintained and old fence wire may be tangled in the underbrush. Wear bright color clothing, as this area is open year round for game mammal hunting. The trail leads to the death site of Dr. David Douglas, the Scottish botanist for whom the Douglas Fir is named.

General Information: 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.

Directions: From Wainaku, Take Saddle Road (Hwy 200) to the 28 mile post. Turn north on the Mauna Kea access road, proceed 2.1 miles and turn right on the Keanakolu-Mana Road at the yellow 4-WHEEL DRIVE RECOMMENDED sign on the east side of the road. The trailhead is on the makai side of the Keanakolu-Mana Road 17.7 miles from the junction with Mauna Kea access road.

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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