From the back of Manoa Valley, this thickly forested trail ascends up a finger ridge to Wa`ahila Ridge. This is a very steep trail and is not suitable for novice hikers. Other: You may also access this trail by hiking 2.4 miles along Wa`ahila Ridge Trail, and then proceeding left at the junction down Kolowalu Trail.
Terrain: Mountainous, with a dry thick forest canopy.
Do not park on Alani Lane. Respect the resident`s property. Keep dogs on leash. Stay on the trail. Pack out at least what you pack in. No open fires.
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 Honolulu, Take E. Manoa Road in Manoa Valley, toward the mountain, past Manoa Marketplace to the intersection of Alani Dr. Turn left, and continue for about 0.75 mi. to where Alani Dr. takes a sharp right, and Alani Lane continues straight ahead. Park along Alani Dr. in the neighborhood outside Alani Ln. Do not continue down Alani Ln. with your vehicle. Walk down Alani Ln. (it will look like a driveway), past the houses, and through the cable gate. Beyond the gate, continue on the dirt road until you get to the Forestry and Wildlife picnic shelter. The Kolowalu trailhead is to the right of the shelter. NOTE: This trail shares a trailhead with Pu`u Pia Trail, which starts to the left of the shelter.
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