Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden

Papaikou, Hawaii 96781

Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden

Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A wondrous array of beautiful growing things from all over the tropical world is packed onto a single hillside above a bay. One of the few hikes in this book in a commercial (though nonprofit) tourist attraction, it is simply a marvel, something nobody should miss. You do not have to be a botanist or a gardener to be awestruck by the glorious and downright weird life-forms Mother Nature has dreamed up.

Buy your ticket at the visitor center/gift shop and cross the
street. Give your ticket to the ukulele-strumming guy at the gate. Then take the path that descends through a jungle of what seems to be hundreds of kinds of ginger in every color and size imaginable. Some have flowers as big as your head; others look like sponges, beehives, torches. Overhead, red lobster-claw heliconias dangle in 10-foot swags from
bananalike trees. You can travel in any direction through the maze of well-marked paths."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"At the Hawai’i Tropical Botanical Garden a wondrous array of beautiful growing things from all over the tropical world is packed onto a single hillside above a bay. This is one of the few hikes in this book that ventures into a commercial. The garden path descends through a jungle of what seems to be hundreds of kinds of ginger in every color and size imaginable. Some have flowers as big as your head, some look like sponges, beehives, or torches. Overhead, red lobster claw heliconias dangle in 10-foot swags from banana-like trees." Read more

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Trail Information

Papaikou
Nearby City
1.5
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Year-Round
Season
USGS Papaikou
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Dec 2018