Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Kamananui Valley Road (Moanalua Valley)

Emma and I set out to have a relaxing day in a park...but for some reason, the park I was looking for just didn't exist. Google Maps and my GPS wasn't helping. 
I don't really know how this happened but I stumbled on this trail when I parked thinking I was at the right place.
Come to find out, this place has a lot of history. 

Hidden House
Douglas Damon once lived here.
He was a politician in the Kingdom of Hawaii.
This was his grand entrance to his home.

 The place was pretty cool. Very muddy though...I came prepared with flip flops. Bad Idea!

There are 7 streams that are accompanied by bridges that are over 100 years old.

 Cobble stone road
So this is the point where my lil baby started to wake up and becoming fussy. I decided to turn around (about 2 miles in) but just past this point there are petroglyphs carved into a rock and a chimney that still stands from May Damons home. (maybe Douglas's sister???) 
The hike also turns into a few others so I really don't know the mileage. Some people say 2.5 all the way to 7 miles.
Definitely a nice walk for the family and pets!