5 miles
Distance
2,455 ft
Climb
-781 ft
Descent
01:18:22
Avg time

Manana Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Pearl City
    Pearl City, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #25058 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Manana Trail is a fun there and back again ride. One way it runs about 2.75 miles giving you a solid 5.5 mile ride.

The trail itself is fairly diverse, ranging from paved road, jeep road, single track, roots, and grassy fields. The views are beautiful.

After passing the entrance gate to the trail you will ride up a paved road that eventually turns into a dirt road. This part of the trail is wide and you'll be able to ride side by side others. Eventually it transforms from a jeep road into more of hiking trail. Get ready to work, there are some big climbs ahead. Did I mention the roots? These big climbs are often packed full of pretty large roots.

Eventually you will hit a little sign that shows a hiker and points left, you will want to take this. This will take you out of the trees and onto more of a ridge line single track. If you see signs that say to wear bright colors so you don't get shot by hunters, you are going the right way..... There are some wooden steps to navigate followed by a steady climb up the ridge. The trail at this point offers some beautiful views of O'ahu. This single track portion of the trail has tall grass on both sides and few trees giving it a completely different feel than the lower half. Keep heading up the ridge past the covered picnic table to complete the upward part of the trail.

Manana trail has some sections that are fairly steep and technical both up and down. Be sure to get off and walk your bike if you feel uncomfortable. Also the trail isn't always marked that well. Looking at the gps above you can see that it runs mostly straight up into the mountains, any trails that seem to sharply veer off to the right or left will most likely take you off the main trail.

Overall I really enjoy Manana Trail. It's a diverse, challenging but fun uphill climb with a rewarding and fast downhill.

source: MTB Hawaii
Access Info

Trail Google directions: https://goo.gl/maps/1PPnd

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Manana Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,674 ft
  • Altitude min
    928 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,656 ft
  • Altitude start
    983 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,656 ft
  • Grade
    6.664%
  • Grade max
    -36.35%
  • Grade min
    42.373%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    01:18:22
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Status:
on Aug 22, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Manana Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 22, 2018 @ 8:43pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      Dry with some loose dirt on sections with minimal root structure.
      May 11, 2018 @ 9:30pm
      May 11, 2018
      Jul 30, 2017 @ 12:14pm
      Jul 30, 2017
      May 3, 2017 @ 12:52pm
      May 3, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Apr 21, 2018 @ 9:03am
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      Manana Trail, Honolulu
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      Jan 2, 2018
      Manana Trail, My City
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      Jan 2, 2018 @ 8:59pm
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      Manana Trail, My City
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      Aug 18, 2015 @ 12:19pm
      Aug 18, 2015
      Manana Trail, Laie

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Scotleroc (May 11, 2018 at 21:10)
       Rooty and wet
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