- Getting There: Proceed on East Manoa Road in Manoa Valley until you get to the intersection with Woodlawn Drive. Turn left on Woodlawn Drive and proceed for about 0.75 mi., where Woodlawn Drive takes a sharp right. Proceed straight ahead on foot on Alani Lane, past a cable gate until you get to a Forestry and Wildlife picnic shelter. The trail starts to climb up the ridge on the right side of the shelter. Kolowalu Trail is part of the Honolulu Mauka Trail System. From the back of Manoa Valley, this thickly forested trail ascends up a finger ridge to Wa`ahila Ridge. This is a very steep trail and is not suitable for novice hikers. Other: You may also access this trail by hiking 2.4 miles along Wa`ahila Ridge Trail, and then proceeding left at the junction down Kolowalu Trail.
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