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Moanalua Valley Trail [1 hike report]

Hawaii > Oahu > Central
Length3.6 mi
Elev. Gain350 ft
Difficulty2 / 5
Rating9 / 10
The Moanalua Valley Trail has an interesting history. It was a land that originally belonged to Kamehameha the Great. The land passed through a succession of owners, finally coming to Samuel Damon and his family.

Along the trail you would come across the remains of Damon's house after crossing seven bridges. At the seventh and last bridge, you will find a stone that is engraved with Hawaiian petroglyphs. After the marker number 12, the trail will rise steeply towards the nearest ridge. After a series of twists and turns, the trail will lead you to the prime lookout spot, from where you can see almost the entire valley.

While attempting the steep decent, make sure that you are adequately rested and hydrated.

Best time to go
Noon to 3 pm round the year


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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 22.444' N
157° 52.769' W

Driving Directions:
Head West on the H-1 freeway and take the Exit-2 for Moanalua Red Hill. Take a right to reach the Ala Aolani Street, into the Moanalua Valley.
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Weather Report for Tripler AMC, HI
Breezy. Partly cloudy with scattered showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with showers likely after midnight. Lows 64 to 75. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Temperature: 77.9° F
Relative Humidity: 81%
Pressure: 30.01"
Dew Point: 71.7° F

Winds from the ENE at 2.5 mph gusting to 5.0 mph

Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:29 AM
Sunset: 6:02 PM
Weather reported from Apapane Street, Kaneohe, HI (KHIKANEO10)
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs 71 to 85. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy. Haze in the evening. Scattered showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows 62 to 73. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 69 to 83. Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to south 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 62 to 73. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:19 PM
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Moanalua Valley Trail - by SfelicianoWednesday, June 19, 2013
Sunny with few showers in the evening around 5pm. Cool and breezy. Easy trail, flat with slight incline. Paved trail . Wide for trucks to drive through. Few marked hunting trails toward the ridge on the right when going up this trail past the petroglyphs. At the fork of the trail we took the right fork, went another 30 minutes and had to head back. Went in an hour and 45 minutes including taking photos and looking around at the history. Took 1 hour to get back. Did not get to the rodent .....
Miles Hiked:4
Trail Condition:Good
Weather:Partly Sunny
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