Manoa Cliff Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Honolulu: Proceed mauka (toward the mountain) on Round Top Drive, past Pu'u Ualaka'a State Park. Continue winding up the road, until you begin to see the brown and yellow trailhead signs along the side of road. Manoa Cliff Trail shares a small parking lot on the makai side of Round Top Drive, with Moleka Trail. The parking lot is directly adjacent the Moleka Trail. Manoa Cliff Trail is across the street from the lot.
Some mosquitoes due to rain night before, but may have hiked in wrong direction because I exited at Kalawahine trailhead. I had to backtrack to Manoa Cliff trailhead parking lot (about 1.5 miles) along Roundtop Drive. (May be part of the All Trails map already and I didn't know?)
Loved this trail, walking on the side of a cliff, breathtaking views and beautiful Hawaiian plants. It did rain a bit and can get a bit windy.
Trail is pretty easy. I am not in great shape, and completed the trail with little difficulty. The trail has a couple nice views and you pass through a few areas surrounded by bamboo. If you want a easy hike and don't mind driving up some twisting roads this could be the hike for you. But if you don't do this hike I would say you aren't missing much.
Trails open. No more bees. muddy.
One of many trails on tantalus, you really are on the side of a cliff nearly the whole time. Beautiful views but very windy. Try using a walking stick to maintain balance just to be sure.
Closed temporarily due to bees