Ke'anae Arboretum

Wailua, Hawaii 96768

Ke'anae Arboretum

Ke'anae Arboretum Professional Guide

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"This is an easy stroll along a stream through a garden of trees and flowers from all over the tropical world. The trail meanders gently up a series of broad terraces originally built by native Hawaiians for growing taro. The lower portion is planted with exotic trees, while the upper end is devoted to plants introduced and used by the ancient Polynesians.

Go past the gate and down the broad asphalt path lined with the ubiquitous red and white impatiens that thrive in damp places all over Hawai’i. The Pi’ina’au Stream is noisy but invisible at first, then appears from behind a dense patch of ginger. You will follow it the rest of the way. As the ground levels out a wide lawn begins, dotted with clumps of palms and other tropical trees with identifying labels."

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"This easy stroll follows a stream through a garden of trees and flowers from all over the tropical world. The trail meanders gently up a series of broad terraces originally built by native Hawaiians for growing taro. Go past the gate and down the broad asphalt path lined with the ubiquitous red and white impatiens that thrive in damp places all over Hawai’i. The noisy stream that was invisible at first appears from behind a dense patch of ginger, and you follow it the rest of the way. As the ground levels out a wide lawn begins, dotted with clumps of palms and other tropical trees with identifying labels." Read more
"The Keanae Arboretum is a six-acre oasis with a profusion of flowering and fruit-bearing plants. The arboretum is divided into three sections — native forest trees, introduced tropical trees and cultivated Hawaiian plants. Piinaau Stream cascades from the rainforest through the lush arboretum, forming several swimming holes." Read more

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Best halfway to Hana Town stop along the 50+ mile Hana Highway from Paia on north shore to Hana on east Maui. Look for it just past 16 mile marker on the LEFT, ocean side. If you get to upper village, turn around. Drive slowly along narrow, paved village road; watch for kids and pets. Enjoy great munchies at snack shop; cross bridge; go past ball field. Best bathroom along Hana Highway is at ball field. Park along rugged coastline and enjoy the jagged, black lava rock coastline and tide pool; amazing wave action; stupendous views in both directions of Hana Highway.
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Trail Information

Wailua
Nearby City
1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
All year
Season
USGS Keanae
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Dec 2018