We parked off the Pali, after coming up Nuuanu Pali Drive and turning into the opening just as it connects back with the Pali.
There was an entrance with signs that I didn’t pay much attention to (pictured above) since it was raining. Once we went through there it let out into an area with some bamboo. We continued to go straight, following some of the foot paths that were worn in the grass and dirt. We then went through a forest of bamboo, which was beautiful. Honestly, in the rain and with the wind, the tall bamboo was swaying and knocking, making noises that were a little disconcerting. The path was marked with pink tape as well as it was easy to follow the foot paths. Out of the bamboo forest, we came to a gravel road and we turned left. Following straight on the gravel road for a bit which then brought us to a fork in the path. We went to the left.
We followed the path and came out to where the big hill is and we continued to follow the path and go up the stairs to where we saw the reservoir. I have seen many pictures taken by friends at the reservoir and on a sunny day it is beautiful. There was different kind of beauty in the rain. We took a moment to pause, and take a selfie!
We made it to the first river crossing. The water was flowing quite quickly. Being cautious, we decided that since we were in unfamiliar territory, we would need to head back to the car and try the hike again on another day. As we began to make our way back, it started to pour and the wind started up again.
I am always looking for suggestions on hikes and interesting things to do and see in Hawaii. Please share your experiences and make recommendations.