5 miles
2,455 ft
-781 ft
Avg time

Manana Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Pearl City
    Pearl City, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking

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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Avg time
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on Aug 22, 2018
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to manana-trail trailhead (21.430126, -157.938523)
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Manana Trail Trail Reports

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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1 Review & Comments

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

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Hawaii mountain biking, Manana Trail
4:38 | 688 | Mar 17, 2013 , Pearl City
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