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Lyon Arboretum

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Address: 3860 Manoa Rd, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-1198
Phone Number: (808) 988-0456
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Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a...

Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.

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Non-stop rain so plan ahead!

Unlike Manoa Falls, it rains or at least drizzles nonstop here. It is so unique that it is worth the extra 30 minutes of hiking in addition to the Manoa hike. The visitors center... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen J
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike Manoa Falls, it rains or at least drizzles nonstop here. It is so unique that it is worth the extra 30 minutes of hiking in addition to the Manoa hike. The visitors center has restrooms. It is free but they accept donations. There are very few people in the tropical rain forest. Inspiration Point is only about 10 minutes... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

A beautiful, uncrowded easy walk through the lovely hills in Manoa. It was lovely to be in the trees with the cool air, the birds around us and very few people crossing our path. It is at the very end of Manoa Road lots of parking and admission by donation. Run by the university of Hawaii, the paths are well... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

After going to Manoa Falls we walked up the hill to the Arboretum. We walked one small section. It is very large and you could spend hours there. Very pretty plants.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Self guided tours through the arboretum of Hawaiian and non indigenous plants. Very large, beautiful setting.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Just up the road from the very busy Manoa Falls trailhead you'll find the Lyon Arboretum. An oasis of calm, with beautiful gardens and some hiking trails. Admission and parking are free but a $5 donation is recommended. You'll definitely want insect repellent, though. This is rain forest, and the mosquitoes are fierce. The trails in the arboretum are a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

A good place for seeing what's left of the Hawaiian fauna on Oahu. Great afternoon hike with family. Bring bug spray!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

It was great to get away from the city and experience the beauty of Hawaii. You can walk all over the gardens and see all sorts of flowers and huge trees. I was with a tour group and we got a guided tour. Learned a lot about native plants and the area. It is a rain forest like area, so... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The gardens are free, but there is a place to give donation. This is a very interesting study of local plants of the region. The hike is wonderful and beautiful. You can get a map of the trails and very easy to walk. Take bug spray....

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Lagunitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I am a 'reluctant botany park visitor' and am generally pulled along on these kinds of adventures with my partner who is a "plant person". We visited Lyon a day after hiking Manoa Falls. In comparison - I loved this experience. The main trail was well maintained, but hikers could branch off and bush whack in many places! The waterfall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

See my review of Manoa Falls. This is a really nice place with the hiking trail up to the Falls. Take lots of pictures.

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