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Oahu Hikes 2017 Map

Me and my pal did it a while back on cross country bikes would definitely avoid that one section that had a sandy path to the look out tower we didn’t stand a chance in the sand. It was so how I had two water bottles and we ran out before half way go early avoid the sun wear proper attire cause it’s HOT

Beautiful views the whole way. Will do this one again!

Wonderful hike, but it's more like a walk. No shades so it's better on a cloudy or cooler day. Be sure to put your sunscreen on, hats, shades, and plenty water is a must. We walked to the tip of the island, then we walked all the way to the North shore parking lot, and then we followed the metal fence back down to the Waianae side parking lot. We saw the ground nesting birds and seals at the tip.

8 days ago

A great trail for us and our pups. Slightly muddy in some areas but overall not particularly challenging while offering great views. Also not too crowded!

beautiful ocean view!

Nice, easy walk flat trail with mud and rocks. Scenery is beautiful there were seals sunbathing and birds.

15 days ago

This was a moderately challenging hike. We are a fit couple who needs adventure, so turning back at the picnic table was not for us. After the table, it is mainly a service road, so not as scenic, until you get to the top. Great fun, not too steep.

trail running
19 days ago

Good flat long trail for running or nature walk for the sea cliffs. Pay off is good if you like animals.

took an hour to get out to the point and an hour back. easy hiking as it is mostly off road trails. perfect for sunsets and you can see monk seals at the point.

Such a beautiful hike, ended up being a little over 6 miles total, but definitely worth the distance to see the furthest point West and the rest of the Western Ridge. What a feeling to have the mountains on one side of you and the ocean on the other.

It rained the day before. The trail was extremely muddy and slick. Definitely recommend having good hiking shoes for this trail just for the sake of traction. Lots of roots and big branches you have to duck underneath towards the middle of the hike. The view is amazing. We had a decent breeze. But very humid. Started off around 9 am. It was about 89 degrees when we finished. You just hit these pockets of hot air during the hike. Bring a bottle of water with you. Not sure if I’d do this one again. The view is gorgeous but I personally don’t like this much mud on my hikes. Call me dainty if ya want. Ha.

Protip: make sure to use bug spray. We sprayed before the hike and I still managed about a dozen bites. Imagine if I didn’t have any spray on.

Tried to hike this trail but couldn’t enter due to the “no trespassing” signage as well as guard dogs who charged us when we stepped over the chain per a previous hiker’s review.

Did this trek on Saturday, 10/6. Flat trail with some serious mud holes. Jeep Wranglers and other 4WD vehicles were on the trail as well. The trail goes along the coast and the views are spectacular. Only one section where you had to go uphill because the trail/road had fallen into the sea.

1 month ago

Top things to know:
1) You need a permit to get to the trailhead. You can get it online at: https://trails.ehawaii.gov
2) You'll need IDs for everyone in your party to get through the military gate.
3) The hike is beautiful, but the end of the trail isn't worth going to (unless you are just looking for exercise). Instead stop at an eroded bluff just before you pass through the first metal hog gate. GPS: 21.55143, -158.22098
4) The track listed here isn't the topo line on Gaia GPS, but the trail is well marked from the parking area and easy to follow.


Hiked out to the point from the northern parking lot to catch the sunset, a popular reason to do this hike. Bring a flashlight for the way back, although the slow darkness will allow your eyes to adjust. Flat easy out and back which passes you through the Albatross Preserve. My GPS had the out and back from the parking lot closer to 6-miles.

Pretty muddy for the first 1000 yds. After that it dried out. My 10 yr old twins and 7 yr old had a good time.

beautiful walk to see both ocean, reefs, wikdlife and mountains of North West Oahu.

A beautiful place to relax and stay for some hours. The nature is amazing and the whole area is pretty clean.

1 month ago

This is a pretty safe, relatively easy trail that is easy to follow and offers pretty spectacular views of the North Shore. If you're just a couch potato, you'll definitely find it challenging as it's pretty much straight uphill, but it's not too difficult. It was very enjoyable.

Beautiful waves. At at the end there a a beach. We saw seals and baby albatross. Long hike and very hot. Wear a hat.

One of my favorite trails on island. Gorgeous views of the mountains and ocean and lots of wildlife. You can see albatross at the end of the hike during mating season, and their babies a few months later. Usually an opportunity to see monk seals at the end, and in winter I have often seen whales breaching offshore around sunset.

Slippery and muddy if it rains but the views are well worth the hike

Where do you park for this hike & where does it start?

Beautiful coastal and mountain views!! Easy hike.

1 month ago

difficult at first but well worth it

The cover photo for this hike is actually Kuaokala Trail and not Kealia Trail. Kealia is at the foothills behind Dillingham Airfield.

Beautiful hiking spot along the cost line of Ke'aana point especially afternoon sunset is "AMAZING... You can do it

Love this hike with the family. Covered all the way, moderate difficulty and wow, what a view at the end.

great hike. best on a day with some wind. was hot without a breeze

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