Safety Guidelines E KOMO MAI • WELCOME
• All visitors must sign in at the Visitors’ Center.
• Wear appropriate footwear with good traction.
Trails may be narrow, slippery, and uneven.
TRAIL GUIDE The Lyon Arboretum will be the destination for all those seeking an intimate
understanding and appreciation of tropical systems; knowledge of the traditional uses
of the land; and a celebration of the intersection of biological and cultural diversity.
• Insect repellant is recommended.
• Avoid entering streams or ponds, especially if Lyon Arboretum Lower Grounds
you have open cuts or wounds. Leptospirosis and Main Trail Wide cobblestone, gravel, and/or grass path
other harmful bacteria may be present in the
water or soil. MAUKA Garden Trails Well-marked garden path
Towards the mountains Forest Trails Less maintained, narrower trails.
• Do not drink stream water, or eat plants or plant ADA Trail Americans with Disabilities Act compliant trail
• Beware of falling branches, especially in windy
Points of Interest
weather. Please exercise caution throughout your 1 Children’s Garden
2 Young Memorial Garden
(Gazebo & Lily Pond)
• Removal of plants or plant parts is prohibited. 6 3 Herb & Spice Garden
• Parking is for Arboretum visitors and guests only. 4 Scenic Overlook &
No parking for Mānoa Falls Trails. To Inspiration
Native Hawaiian Plant Garden
• Destruction, disturbance, or pollution of the 5 Great Lawn
watershed is prohibited.
6 Hawaiian Ethnobotanical Garden
• Introduction of outside plants, terrestrial or
aquatic animals, insects, or birds is prohibited. 7 Rain Shelter
• Pets are prohibited. 8 8 Sukhothai-Style Walking Buddha
The Mission of the Lyon Arboretum: To increase
4 VISITOR CENTER
the appreciation of the unique ora of Hawai`i and the & GIFT SHOP
tropics, by conserving, curating, and studying plants
and their habitats; providing inclusive educational GREENHOUSE
opportunities; encouraging use by the broader
community; and supporting the educational, scienti c, * *
and service activities of the University of Hawai`i.
Buildings & Facilities F
Hours: A Education D
Monday through Friday 8am-4pm MĀNOA FALLS
AA Marilyn Goss Children’s Learning Center C TRAILHEAD
Saturday 9am-3pm B O ces B
Closed Sundays, State and Federal Holidays * AA A
C O ces
D Tissue Culture & Seed Labs 1
Harold L. Lyon Arboretum,
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa E O ces MAKAI ENTRANCE
Towards the sea
F Resident Manager
3860 Mānoa Road • Honolulu, Hawai`i 96822
G O ces
Phone: (808) 988-0456 • Fax: (808) 988-0462 Additional Greenhouses
* Trailheads Restrooms Parking Handicap Parking
Updated July 2008 • Design by Tina Fuller
Lyon ArboretumTrail Map
Points of Interest
Mauka 1 Lower Lawns
Towards the mountains
Eighth Valley 2 Overlook & Native Hawaiian
Makai Plant Garden
Towards the sea Plants native to Hawaii.
3 Hawaiian Ethnobotanical
Sixth Valley 7C
8D Ninth Valley Garden
Paci c Palms Plants traditionally used in Hawaiian culture.
4 The Great Lawn
13 5 Rain Shelter & Sukhothai
7A Walking Buddha
8C 10D A peaceful relief from rainshowers
6F Tenth Valley 6 Make sure to walk through the
Fifth Valley 6A 8B
12 5A 8A 7 Inspiration Point
A gorgeous overlook of Mānoa Valley
8 Royal Palms
Fourth Valley The Arboretum has one of the largest palm
African Palms collections in the world.
4D 4B 10B 9 Harold L. Lyon Memorial
3P 10 Hawaiian Section
4H 3J Plants native to Hawaii. Look for the 2E
marker for the path.
Third Valley 3C
Native Forest Restoration 6H
3G 11 11 Economic Section
3Q Plants with economic importance, such as
3F 3H guava, star fruit, and durian. Look for the
6G “Economic Section” sign
3K 3L 3O Station
12 Seismograph no longer in use. Currently
A historic station
2C 3A 10 3N
13 Water Tank
2A Second Valley 14 Palm Section
15 `Aihualama Falls
Occasionally dry, but when it rains, it ows!
Depending on your pace, this hike will take
1I 8 9 2F 25 minutes to an hour (one way).
First Valley 1G
*Area enlarged in Lower
1E 1T Grounds map on reverse.
Also known as Chaconia or Wild
Poinsettia, this colorful tree with Mānoa Falls
red in orescences is the national Trailhead
ower of Trinidad and Tobago.
Shama Thrush Key
Originally from South Asia, this
curious bird is often found along
the trail and is not shy around Trailheads Visitor Center Restrooms
A wide path made of cobble stones, gravel, or grass.
Garden and forest trails made of gravel or agstone.
...Racket? Secondary Trails
Less maintained forest trails.
Wild Cockatoos 1E, 6H, etc. Location Markers:
No, it’s not pterodactyls. That These markers, found on small posts throughout the
trail, will help to orient your location. The number
screeching is actually Indonesian refers to which valley you are in.
cockatoos, including the 100
0 200 feet
Salmon-Crested, Umbrella, and ‘Aihualama Stream (approx.)
Go n Cockatoos. 0 60 meters
**Please take note: Not all trails are well-marked or maintained. Not all trails in outer areas have been mapped**