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Safety Guidelines

For your safety and the enjoyment of your visit, please observe the safety guidelines.

  • All visitors must sign in at the Visitor Center.
  • Wear appropriate footwear with good traction.
  • Trails may be narrow, slippery, and uneven.
  • Insect repellant is recommended.
  • Avoid entering streams or ponds, especially if you have open cuts or wounds.
    Leptospirosis and other harmful bacteria may be present in the water or soil.
  • Do not drink stream water, or eat plants or plant parts.
  • Beware of falling branches, especially in windy weather.
  • Please exercise caution throughout your visit.
  • Pay attention to and follow all posted warnings.

Prohibited Activities

  • Removal of plants or plant parts is prohibited.
  • Parking is for Lyon Arboretum visitors and guests only.
  • No parking for Mānoa Falls Trail users.
  • Destruction, disturbance, or pollution of the watershed is prohibited.
  • Introduction of outside plants, terrestrial or aquatic animals, insects, or birds is prohibited.
  • Pets are prohibited.  Service animals must have service permits and be on a leash and in control at all times.