ElevationAscent: 1,692' 516 m
Descent: -91' -28 m
High: 2,568' 783 m
Low: 952' 290 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“A challenging and very scenic trail on the south side of Oahu.”— Leslie Kehmeier
Stay left a major unsigned trail junction (with Waimano Falls Spur which heads down to the waterfalls and pools-this makes for a great stop on the way back) and continue steep punchy climbs to a ridge. The forest opens up here and you'll see great views all around. The ridge is just as challenging as the lower reaches of the trail. Rather than roots, you'll encounter water bars, steep climbs, occasional deep ruts and exposed sections.
Just over a third of the way into the route, you'll climb to an beautiful overlook in a grassy meadow. There's a bench here, making it a great place to take a break. This is the turn around point for the Mañana if you're looking for a shorter out-and-back hike.
The second half of the route is quite steep and rugged; often it is unmaintained.
Manana Ends at the Ko'olau Range Summit.
Land Manager: Hawaii - Department of Land and Natural Resources