Manukā State Wayside
Hawaii shore

12/2/16 -  The Kalalau Trail, Napali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kauai  is CLOSED due to flash flooding of the Hanakapi'ai Stream.  Practice safe treks - do not attempt to cross streams during bad weather conditions.

 

Manukā State Wayside

Hours Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee None
Trail Names
Camping Fees start at $12 per campsite per night.
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Description

A rest stop with an opportunity to picnic among a collection of native and introduced trees. A 2-mile nature hike through the adjacent Manukā Natural Area Reserve offers an experience in Hawaiian natural history. Open shelter camping. (13.4 acres)

Manukā offers open shelter camping at a single site.

 

Manukā Natural Area Reserve

On the flank of leeward Mauna Loa in South Kona, Manukā Natural Area Reserve is a 25,ooo-acre reserve encompassing a wide range of habitats. These include subalpine shrublands and forests, mesic montane kipuka forests, wet montane forests, lowland mesic forests and lowland dry forests.

Recent lava flows add a variety of pioneer vegetation types, as well as uncharacterized and unsurveyed lava tubes. Concentrations of the Hawaiian hoary bat occur in the area. A rare lowland grassland and anchialine pools are included as well.

Natural Communities: 17 total, 3 rare
Native Plants: 187 total taxa, 10 rare
Native Animals: 7 total taxa, 3 rare