This is a beginner hike. I would say kid friendly, but there is one rope section and a steep hill: cardiac hill. It’s about 3.5 miles and 2 hours. But it also depends on how fast you hike, take pics, swim etc. Just beware if you swim in this one, it is known for leptospirosis:flesh eating bacteria that gets in if you have any open cuts.
Directions: The trail is at the end of Komo Mai Dr. in Aiea. It is in a residential area, so of course no blocking driveways or mailboxes.
Take the Manana Trail and go for about an hour. It starts on a paved road, but turns into a dirt road. Make sure to pay attention. It is easy to miss. We did miss it because we were all talking and not paying attention. So if you come to a bench, turn around! Look at the trees. It is spray painted on there.
Tips: hmmmm- don’t really have any. Of course some water and snacks. It’s pretty shaded through the whole trail. It was a little muddy in areas. I’m glad I wore my Five Fingers.