Manana Ridge Trail

MODERATE 121 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
2 days ago

A fun hike that is well marked, easy to follow and gradually builds until the top. Decent elevation for sightseeing for those looking to get good views and gradual enough to trail run or bring the dogs. For those not looking to do a difficult trail, but still wanting the feel and great views of the Hawaiian rainforest, this hike is an excellent choice.

hiking
3 months 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
3 months 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.

hiking
3 months ago

12/30/2017-Started around 0811 (street parking was kind of sparse so it took a little while to find a spot) and came across 5 groups on the ridge portion of the trail and another 9 on the shared stretch with Waimano Falls. Weather was pretty good because it was overcast most of the time with some breeze. Trail did get pretty muddy after the 2.5 mile marker and involved some rope climbing to reach the end (which doesn’t have an end of trail marker anymore). However the views were pretty awesome!

4 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Well kept trail with beautiful views.

hiking
6 months ago

Loved it, rope swing was fun as well.

hiking
6 months ago

Well kept trail with beautiful views.

7 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.

8 months ago

hiking
8 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
10 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.

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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
11 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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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
Friday, February 17, 2017

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
Saturday, February 04, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Great hike with beautiful views.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Beautiful waterfall but super slick. Definitely not for little ones.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Beautiful hike but the trail was pretty muddy and slick.

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A meandering ridge hike with beautiful scenery of central O'ahu. Heads up to the Ko'olau Summit Trail without the grinding sections that other trails tend to have up. NOT the advertised 6.8 miles however, it's more like 11-12 when it's all said and done.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Nice good work out! I only hiked a little over 3 & 1/2 miles towards the summit but was fighting time and I was alone : / It's pretty and I wanna go back and go all the way but not alone.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice long hike. A bit muddy at the end. Trail well maintained up to the 2.5 mile segment.

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A must hike on Oahu. Fairly difficult depending on how much rain has fallen. Deep hikes and narrow routes make it a challenge but the payoff of the water, swing and swim at the end of the hike is wonderful.

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

This hike was pretty fun. It was very easy at the beginning as it was paved and progressively got more challenging the higher the altitude. It was about 10 miles out and back total so 5 miles one way. At about 2 miles up the wind really picked up and it was pretty gusty the rest of the way up. this seems like it would be a good hike to set up camp and come back in the morning after you watch the sun rise. That's what I'll be doing next time. Bring some decent hiking footwear. I've learned my lesson in Hawaii and will be wearing waterproof boots and shoes when hiking from now on.

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