Manuka State Wayside


  • Serene rainforest environment with diverse plant life.
  • Distant views of Maunakea, Hawaii's highest peak.
  • Convenient rest area and picnic spot for travelers along the Hamakua Coast.

Exploring Manuka State Wayside on Hawaii's Hamakua Coast offers a glimpse into a serene natural setting.

Lush Rainforest Environment

Manuka State Wayside is situated within a dense rainforest, providing an opportunity to experience the tranquility of this green landscape and observe various plant species.

Scenic Views of Maunaka

On clear days, visitors can enjoy distant views of Maunaka, Hawaii's highest peak, amidst the rain forest surroundings.

Convenient Rest Stop

Serving as a rest area and picnic spot, Manuka State Wayside provides a convenient pause for travelers on their journey along the Hamakua Coast. Picnic tables shaded by the rain forest canopy offer a peaceful break.

Mamalahoa Highway
11 Naalehu, HI 96772


Camping (permit required)





Trash Cans


Entrance Fee : None