Nicely maintained gardens, although it was wet after recent storms it was still educational and fun. Certainly, would go back and bring others.

Easily one of the most peaceful and beautiful getaways on the island.

This is not a hike, it is more of a walk. There are a few nice views along the lake but nothing really spectacular. Half of the trail is on the paved road that leads through the park, and cars kept driving by. That’s why I gave the trail low rating. It’s hard to enjoy nature if you have to look out for cars. All in all an easy walk even for younger kids, if you have to push a stroller you get a little workout because some stretches go a little uphill but it’s not too bad.

This is by far one of my favorite places on O‘ahu! It has some of the most beautiful views, but it is about as family friendly as it gets. It’s definitely more of walking trail than a hike, but the paved roads make it easy for the small kids and those of us needing to bring strollers!
I love the weather, too! It’s much cooler than the rest of the island, and the constant rain from the mountains makes for some gorgeously overcast scenery. I highly recommend a jacket, though, as I have never been without it showering at least a little.
There are lots of beautiful flowers and trees, some historical sites, wild animals like boats roaming around, and even a fishing pond with an awesome view of the mountain range!
The fishing is only on the weekends, and it’s fairly difficult to catch anything as the fish have learned the game. They check out bamboo rods and even offer bread to visitors, so it’s a fun experience regardless of what’s caught.
Fair warning—be careful with feeding the ducks. Our 3 year old was bitten by an impatient duck that was about half his size. He was fine, but the ducks followed close behind as we hurried back up the muddy hill!

Gorgeous botanical garden. Beautiful walks. Great memories. Great picture opportunities. Very interesting. Several parking lots.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Botanical Gardens are beautifully maintained, but there's no hike there. The trail was difficult to follow due to downed trees and poor marking. Perhaps due to weather.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Super easy hike and very kid friendly. Leave the puppy at home though. Might see wild pigs.

Love this relaxing place❤️

Monday, May 02, 2016

you can not bring dogs into the botanical garden

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gorgeous! Very easy hike; beware of some super muddy trails though. Didn't cover all the trails, but I look forward to going back and exploring the rest of them soon. :)

Oh sooo beautiful, loved it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Very easy mostly flat trails. Several trails to choose from so pick your own route as you enjoy nature.

Friday, June 24, 2011

This 400-acre garden was originally built by the US Army to provide flood protection for Kane'ohe. With the Ko'olau mountains as its backdrop, the garden specializes in Hawaiian flora, the perfect place for a weekend picnic with the kids. If you love nature photography, this worth a visit. There is a duck pond where kids can feed the ducks as well as weekend camping areas. There are also several hiking trails to choose from and bringing insect repellant will be most helpful as well. The bathrooms near the camping areas are well kept.

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