Say hello to your next adventure!
Hike Through the Oahu Jungle
on the Lyon Arboretum Trail
A quick drive away from the city of Waikiki is the Lyon Arboretum Botanical Garden, well-known for its lush rainforest hiking trails. Join us for a peaceful and refreshing hike through nature, led by Hawaii’s most enthusiastic and informative guides.
This trail is accessible and appropriate for all ages. It lies in the middle of the island and is surrounded by Hawaii’s most inspiring nature. The Lyon Arboretum hosts more than 5,000 colorful and diverse tropical plant species (even some edible varieties!).
Escape the hustle and bustle of Waikiki to take in the clean air, water, and trees of Hawaii.
Enjoy the best of nature on this fascinating and beautiful hike!
The Tour Agenda
Read up on why this trail is one of Oahu's Hidden Gems.
*Tour schedule is subject to change due to traffic or other unforeseen conditions
Please be ready with comfortable shoes and clothes at one of our 8 pick-up locations in Waikiki.
Arrival at the trail head
The Lyon Arboretum Nature Area is often used for prestigious outdoor events, and it’s not hard to see why. A stunning expanse of green plantlife greets you as you enter this beautiful and wild nature preserve.
Ready, Set, Hike!
The Lyon Arboretum trail features towering palm trees, lush rainforest plants, bamboo forests, a buddha statue and more.
Experience the forest's energy
Locals believe that this forest is the home to Menehune’s, ancient Hawaiian “elves”. See if you can spot them among the thick jungle foliage!
The calm walk is enhanced by the natural sounds of tropical bird life and colorful native flowers around every turn.
At the end of this 45-minute walk you will arrive at Aihualama Falls.
After some rain in the valley, the roughly 20-foot waterfall glistens with beautiful fresh water along the dark lava rock behind.
Hiking back out
The hard part is over and it’s all downhill from here! Don’t forget to take any pictures or videos you might have missed on the way up!
We’ll enjoy a healthy “power lunch”, made by the Kaimana Farm Café, under ancient banyan trees at Kapiolani Park.
Utilizing healthy, local and organic ingredients, this is the perfect way to end your perfect day!
A Hui Hou! Until we meet again ...
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