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Maunawili Ditch Trail

Near: WaimanaloHI (Weather)
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3 Difficulty: Easy Trail
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Trail Description This is an easy 3 mile mountain trail about 19 miles North East of Waikiki used by hikers, bikers & horses. It is literally one of the only trails that allow horsebackriding on the island of Oahu. There are a few mountain trails that branch off from this trail also, but you can't go too far on horseback. Maunawili Ditch Trail climbs the mountain at a gentle grade on both ends of the trail for about 1/2 mile. This can be slippery in the winter due to mud from the rain. Once you are off the incline, the trail is level, yet winds in and out of the valleys through a deciduous forest with some giant moss-covered boulders, songbirds & sometimes parrots. There are a few mountain streams below the trail, but none that you have to cross. There is not much traffic and bicyclists are always kind enough to stop & let you pass. There are no horse rentals nearby, however, so you must own your own horse.
Best Time to Visit summer (May through August
Times to Avoid
Campground No camping permitted, with or without horse, unfortunately
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information

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Directions Directions: From Waimanalo heading north on Kalanianaole Highway, turn left onto Kumuhau Street. Follow Kumuhau and turn right on Waikaupanaha Street. Shortly after you pass Mahiku Place, on your right, there will be a fence and a gate, also on your right. Park along the street and proceed through the break in the fence. Proceed mauka along the dirt road. Maunawili Ditch Trail will be on your right. Note: If you continue up the dirt road, it will end at the Waimanalo side of the Maunawili Trail..
This information was provided by sunnhippie on 12/4/2009 3:00:32 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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