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Lyon Arboretum, Honolulu

4.7
#16 of 63 in Parks in Honolulu
The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum is a 200-acre (0.8 km2) arboretum and botanical garden managed by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa located at the upper end of Mānoa Valley in Hawaiʻi.


Much of the Arboretum's botanical collection consists of an artificial lowland tropical rainforest with numerous trails and small water features.
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  • Very well maintained arboretum. Maintained by University of Hawaii. This was a free hike and at the end was a waterfall. However the fall wasn’t to abundant but the foliage along the was was great...  more »
  • It is a bit of a drive from Waikiki and closes at 4PM so try to get there early. The trails are still under construction but much of it is open to the public. There is a visitor center and gift...  more »
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  • This is an absolutely beautiful place that seems less trafficked than the nearby Manoa Falls. You will probably need to park at the Manoa Falls parking lot below which costs $5. When you get up to the Arboretum visitor center, there is a suggested $5 donation, but I don't think it is required. Even with the donation, it is well worth it. There are plenty of beautiful views and a diversity of plant life. This is a good place to come and hike for a while. There are established, paved gravel trails but there are also some fun trails that are a little more wild and less paved.
  • One of the top Botanical gardens on island. For a $5 donation you can walk through acres of tropical plants, many native Hawaiian, all the way to a small, but beautiful waterfall. Not stroller friendly, as the paths are gravel. Many paths are not maintained. Put on bug spray before starting out!

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