Manana Ridge Trail

MODERATE 113 reviews
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Manana Ridge Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pearl City, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1420 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

scramble

The trail is great for trail running and normally takes 1-3 hours. This route goes out to the picnic table / camping site, and the trail is in great shape. 

hiking
5 days ago

Trail is pretty on point as long as you go when it’s not raining that week! It’s all downhill ends at a pond that’s swimmable. The hike up is a WORKOUT be prepared for that other than hat had no complaints. Hard to get lost

hiking
20 days ago

I went after a pretty rainy week, so it was very muddy and a bit hard to navigate. It made for a great work out, though!
Be mindful of where you are so that you don’t get lost! Then benches are perfectly placed for some beautiful views, and there are lots of birds to see and listen to.

1 month ago

Love everything about this trail! Need to summit still!!

hiking
3 months ago

Well kept trail with beautiful views.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it, rope swing was fun as well.

hiking
3 months ago

Well kept trail with beautiful views.

4 months ago

Awesome views. Take plenty of water & snacks, trail is long. Be sure to follow the paths & smile for the random game cameras located along the trail.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

If you like it long and hard, this is the one for you. Bring more water than you think you'll need, and wear/bring pants if you plan to summit. Should also start early. The ripe guava in August were very nice.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy early on with steady elevation gain. About 4 miles into it the trail gets more difficult with lots of ups and downs and several sections with ropes for climbing. Beautiful views. Only encountered one other individual on the trail all day.

7 months ago

Awesome, quiet, medium intensity, steady elevation gain, great views!

hiking
7 months ago

Long trail, not too hard at all. Go passed the old sign that says it's closed due to landslide. The trail was fine. Wear a hat and sunscreen on a sunny day. Spikes are useful for the rope sections.

hiking
8 months ago

Convenient location. Great ridge hike varied surroundings decent view and elevation but not the best. Got lost for a couple hours don't miss the left arrow sign. Ignore the mudslide warning sign there is a new obvious oath over that park.

9 months ago

Fun, shady hike that a nice reward at the end. The pro of going when hasn't rain is that the trail isn't muddy, but then the waterfall is pretty small. It was still a cool little area to hang out and jump into the water though!

hiking
11 months ago

This is an easy to follow hike. It is well marked. Great views along the way. Eventually you'll come to three ropes to use to help you up. I used them because it was very slippery. I'd recommend starting earlier in the morning. I started at 10 and was done at 1254. But I'm a beginner.

trail running
11 months ago

Outstanding trail. A must if visiting Hawaii. Best to do early in the AM.

hiking
Friday, January 13, 2017

Amazing trail ... beautiful views and a water fall

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Good fun trail, love it

hiking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

The full trail is 10-11 miles if you want to see the summit. Hike is easy for the first 3 miles, then you will hit the rope climbs and sketchy muddy paths. I was glad to have been using hiking poles for balance. I haven't made it to the summit but plan to when I have at least 7 hours free. I made it to the 4th mile before I hit my time limit and had to turn back. 8 miles in 4 hours.

hiking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Great hike but not for beginners or kids, my company did the summit hike and after we passed the 'this trail is impassible' sign we hit very narrow ledges and sketchy cliff side trails. About an hour in it started raining and after all 80 of us had tromped and slipped our way through ankle deep mud we hit the summit and then had to make the trek back which was worse because you could no longer keep your footing. If you plan on taking this trail know that it is actually 11 miles if you hit the summit and back and if it rains you should be careful and possibly turn back.

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