- Getting There: Proceed mauka on Tantalus Drive, past the Nahuina Trail head sign. At this point, the road narrows. Look for the Manoa Cliff Trail head sign on the left-hand side of the road. There is a road that proceeds straight up a hill. The Manoa Cliff Trail is directly to the left. Proceed on foot on the Manoa Cliff Trail. Just below the first switchback there will be a connector trail that proceeds ahead and ties in with the Pauoa Flats Trail. The Nuuanu Trail intersection is on the left almost immediately after you reach the Pauoa Flats Trail. Nu'uanu Trail is part of the Honolulu Mauka Trail System. The trail ascends the west side of upper Pauoa Valley and Pauoa Flats. Once it reaches the ridgetop, it then descends into Nuuanu Valley. The trail offers panoramic views of Honolulu, the Waianae Range and the airport area. On the Pauoa Valley side, the trail intersects the Pauoa Flats Trail. It also intersects the Judd Trail on the Pali side. The lower sections of this trail may be difficult for novice hikers.
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