Was taken here by a friend that lives in Hawaii. She just loves this place and brings all her guests from the mainland to the area. This arboretum is not as well known as Manoa Falls trail. This area is just past the Maona Falls parking lot. If you drive up further, you will reach the arboretum. We had no problem parking as there was hardly anyone there. They were all at the Manoa Falls. This is really a serene place with all the plants and trees native to Hawaii. If you like gardens, you'll love this. The trail is quite easy in the beginning but gets more challenging as you head further up to the falls as there really is no trail and sometimes you are walking on roots extending from the trees. We did not go all the way to the falls as we met someone coming down who said that there really was only a trickle of water, and besides, we didn't want to get eaten up by the mosquitoes that was beginning to appear the further we went. Definitely use mosquito repellent and wear a hat.
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