Likeke Trail from Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden

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This was a pleasant loop hike, leaving from Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe, following the Likeke Trail to the falls just below the Pali Highway and returning along the edge of the golf course to the back gate of the botanical garden.  The trail was literally covered with mango, guava, and mountain apple, fermenting and sickly sweet.  Flowers were in equal abundance, especially haleconia and shampoo ginger.  Mosquitos were fairly plentiful too.

In case you thought the era of the WPA and great public works was over, Hoomaluhia is a fine example of our tax dollars at work.  It was built by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1982 to provide flood protection to Kaneohe.  Not only is it gorgeous, but you can camp there for free and there are toilets and showers.

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