Enjoy the fresh air with a hike at Lyon Arboretum
Chances are that you or someone in your family is gearing up for a New Year’s resolution tied to burning holiday calories or enjoying the outdoors. Here’s a chance to do both: Lace up your walking shoes, tuck some mosquito repellent into your backpack and head out to Lyon Arboretum.
The gardens and trails are open for self-guided tours today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A leisurely hike up the Ti Walk, which winds up to Bromeliad Garden and Inspiration Point and back to the parking lot, takes almost one hour roundtrip. Also, çAihualama Falls can be reached by hiking from the parking lot to the end of the arboretum’s service road. It then connects to a footpath on the left, which leads to the falls. The total walk is about 1.5 miles roundtrip.
Remember to sign in at the visitor center, 3860 Mänoa Road, and pick up a trail map before exploring the grounds. Suggested donation: $5. If you find yourself stuck in downpour without an umbrella, the arboretum folks will lend you one. Also, drinks, snacks, books and gifts are available for purchase.
For information, call 988-0456 or visit www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.