Directions & Parking

Driving Directions

Coming from King Street (driving east)

Turn left on Punahou St., past Punahou School, take the left fork (Mānoa Road) and continue up the valley, staying on Mānoa Road until it ends just beyond Paradise Park. Entrance to the Lyon Arboretum is at the end of Mānoa Road.

Coming from University Avenue

Drive up the valley (mauka) past the University of Hawai`i. University Avenue narrows at the top of the hill and turns into O`ahu Avenue. Continue mauka on O`ahu Avenue. At the five-way intersection of Lowry Avenue and Mānoa Road, continue on to Mānoa Road, following it to the Lyon Arboretum entrance, just beyond Paradise Park. Continue up to the Arboretum’s driveway to the parking lot, adjacent to the Arboretum’s Visitor Center.


Via Public Transit

Using Public Transportation (TheBus)

Take the #5 bus into Mānoa valley, and get off at the last bus stop. From there, it’s about a 0.6 mile walk up past Paradise Park to the arboretum.

Call TheBus information center at (808) 848-5555 or visit their website for more information.



The Lyon Arboretum offers free parking for arboretum visitors, however there are a limited number of stalls and they fill up quickly. For your safety, please park in marked stalls only – do not park on the sides of the access road, in front of buildings, or any other undesignated areas.

Overflow parking is available at the Paradise Park lot down the road, for a fee ($5 general fee, $3 kama’aina/military) or you may park in the nearby Manoa neighborhood. Walk up the access road past Manoa Falls trail head, through our gates, and up to our Visitor’s Center to check-in (a ~7-10 minute walk.)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to occasional construction, projects, and state/federal holidays at the Arboretum, there are also intermittent closures – please check our main page for closure updates.