Where will be walking?
HAROLD L. LYON ARBORETUM (3860 Mānoa Road)
- Lyon Arboretum lies deep in the rain forests of Mānoa Valley in Honolulu, on the island of O‘ahu. The setting is dramatic, surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs. Open to the public, yet still a relatively unknown destination, this nearly 200-acre tropical botanical garden with 2,000 species of trees onsite and lots of bird life is an ideal forest bathing location.
- Over the course of about 2 hours, we'll traverse less than a mile across terrain with some slight elevation changes
- Parking is free at the Arboretum. The entrance is also just half a mile from a City bus stop (#5 Ala Moana/Mānoa). NOTE: Please go past the paid parking lot next to the former Paradise Park, where hikers to Mānoa Falls will park. Continue to the very end of Mānoa Road where you'll see the trailhead sign for Mānoa Falls. To your left, you'll see a gate for Lyon Arboretum.
- Plan to arrive around 8:45am and check in at the Visitors Center.
- Meet your guide at the Visitor Center, at the far end of the Arboretum parking lot.