Manoa Cliff along Oahu’s famed Tantalus trail system is just a few short miles from Waikiki. The site is rich in native plant species ranging from shrubs to forest and is accessible to the average hiker. Sadly, the area’s native vegetation is in a state of rapid decline. As a volunteer you will be guided into our special 6 acre gated reserve where we’ll turn back the demise of native plants by removing quick growing alien species such as cinnamon, guava, bamboo, and ginger. With your help, we can further our mission to enliven the forest such as planting Koa seedlings that have successfully sprouted into trees – now over 10 feet tall.
If you love hiking and care about conservation – come join us and see some amazing views along the way.
- Hiking a famous trail system in the Pali ridge hill tops of Oahu
- Commanding views above Waikiki and Honolulu
- Make a positive impact reforesting native Hawaiian plants while removing invasives
- Help restore a 6 acres native forest reserve few get to see and learn about
- Guided hike by naturalist
- Learn about our Aina’ – Native Hawaiian Land including floral & fauna of: Ohia, Koa, and Hibiscus (state flower), and the diversity that is being restored.
Know Before You Book
- Physical Fitness & Endurance: you must have the ability to hike more than 3 miles over uneven terrain and stay on your feet during the entire duration of the day.
- Ability to perform gardening tasks while bending, kneeling, lifting, and stretching
- Must sign up in advance and follow close instructions for what to expect which appear in the conformation note upon completion of booking