A tale of 2 waterfalls - Manoa and Aihualama Falls
|Gia, Caroline, and Mike at Aihualama Falls, Lyon Arboretum.|
What you won't see are flowers. It's not that there are no flowering plants in the area. I suspect that any flowers just don't last long. They get picked or loved to death. Still, it is a pleasant hike (assuming it is not too crowded), the mosquitoes usually aren't bad, and who doesn't like a waterfall?!
|You won't have the Manoa Falls Trail to yourself!|
What will you see? At the end of the trail, the Aihualama Falls are not as spectacular as Manoa Falls (not as high, and lower volume of water). It's remoteness, and not sharing it with 20 other people, is a plus, however. And the trees, shrubs, and flowers are spectacular. It is an arboretum, after all! You don't want to miss "Inspiration Point" for a fabulous view of the valley, a view that is not duplicated in the Manoa Falls Trail.
Here's a taste of what to expect... lots of color! It was raining the day I visited, and you do want to bring mosquito repellent.
|"What Are You Thinking" Point.|