to our volunteers
Join Us in Our Native Restoration Efforts
Everyone is invited to half-day restoration events each and every Sunday. We meet at the Mānoa Cliff Trailhead (Round Top Drive) at 9:00 am, then hike to the restoration area (about 1.5 mile). We then work (mostly weeding) until lunchtime...you can do light work or more strenuous work. Everyone is welcome.
Be sure to bring:
- your own tools if you have them (clippers, loppers, saws)
- footwear for muddy trails
- rain protection
- gloves (if you like)
- clean clothes if you want them for the ride home
If you would like to receive a reminder notice for each trip just email email@example.com
Mānoa Cliff Trailhead Driving Directions
The short way: To reach the trailhead, go mauka on Makiki Street. Mauka of Nehoa Street, pass to the right of the long, triangular Board of Water Supply park and continue up as Makiki becomes Round Top Drive. Continue winding up and up until your reach the small parking area on your left, just after 4005 Round Top Drive. The Mānoa Cliff Trail (which heads mauka, uphill) shares the same parking lot with the Moleka Trail (which heads makai, downhill).
A longer alternative if the other way closed: To reach the trailhead from Pi'ikoi Street heading mauka from central Honolulu, avoid both H-1 on-ramps and continue straight under the H-1 overpass on Pi'ikoi. Shortly thereafter, cross Wilder Avenue; Piikoi swings to the left. Almost immediately, turn right on to Mott-Smith Drive, continuing until you turn left on Makiki Heights Drive. Continue until you turn right on Tantalus, and continue winding all the way to the top of Tantalus, which becomes Round Top Drive. Continue on Round Top Drive until you reach the small parking area on the right-hand side of the road, just before 4005 Round Top Drive. The Mānoa Cliff Trail (which heads mauka, uphill) shares the same parking lot with the Moleka Trail (which heads makai, downhill).
Getting to the Restoration Area
Begin by hiking 1.5 mile along the Mānoa Cliff Trail, located on the mauka (uphill) side of the parking area. The restoration area lies between its junction with the Pu'u 'Ohi'a Trail and the end of Mānoa Cliff Trail at the Pauoa Flats Trail junction, where there used to be 6' signboard (the map is missing, but the posts are still there).