Moanalua/Kamananui Valley Trail

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Moanalua/Kamananui Valley Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 610 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

The trail begins at the end of Moanalua Valley at Moanalua Valley Park. The trail starts as a road barred by a green gate. The road eventually turns to an unimproved road and later a narrow trail. The trail to the top of the Haiku Stairs (Stairway to Heaven) is also on this trail approximately 2 miles past the trailhead

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bugs
flooded
muddy
1 day ago

The trail is beautiful but currently about 5 crossings are flooded. The hike is still doable if you’re willing to hike with soaking wet boots. With all the wind, rain and mud we couldn’t safely make it to the stairs on this trip.

muddy
rocky
7 days ago

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bugs
15 days ago

Lots of shade and the majority of the trail is maintained with rocks so easy walk. Great for all ages and I would even say for dogs so long as they are leashes. Crossed over multiple bridges and got to see some awesome plant life. We were in a valley so there’s no views of the ocean unless you go passed the end of the trail. We did not but towards the last .25 miles it started gettin super muddy so we turned back. Overall it was a great hike on New Years!

muddy
19 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Nice walk, lots of mud. Good for kids and dog. Note that it was 2.8 each way for a total of 5.6 miles.

Nice and easy walk. Bridges, well maintained trail, lots of shade. Bring bug spray.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

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bugs
muddy
1 month ago

backpacking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
over grown
scramble
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Large gate is closed, allowing only hikers through

hiking
1 month ago

Planning on doing it this week What is a good time to start to get to the stairway

hiking
1 month ago

Looking to do the hike tomorrow, 27th, starting early in the morning. Let me know if you are keen to join! IG: laura.nott

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over grown
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

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bugs
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

The trail was really fun but had a lot of streams so don’t expect to stay dry really fun to take your dogs

This was a nice and easy trail. There’s a great highlight. Read this insert written by Coty, from ExplorationHawaii.com “...an abandoned stone home that once belonged to Douglas Damon, son of early Hawaii businessman and politician, Samuel Mills Damon. The movie, The Descendants, is loosely based on the Damon family and their excessive estate. The Damon Estates was one of Hawaii’s wealthiest trusts, and have been battling over money for many years. In 2004, the heirs of the estate received nearly $500 million dollars and continue to battle over $1 billion dollars worth of land and assets. Near where old wooden marker number 3 used to stand, is a brand new interpretative sign of Damon’s old stone home. Here is the junction at which you will vere off of the main trail in order to make your way toward the old home. The first structural artifact that you will notice will be the once grand staircase. Near where the front door once stood lay a sizeable rock with a deep cylindrical hole carved in it. This is a post hole, which was used to support Hawaiian homes. A brick fireplace and swimming pool are other remnants of the past. Once you’ve had your fill of the old Damon house, begin to make your way back to the main trail.”

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muddy
3 months ago

Easy till about 2 miles in and then get progressively less traveled, dense, and harder to maneuver with no big payoff other than nice trees.

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bugs
muddy
off trail
washed out
3 months ago

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