If you're using this track as a guide, the first 3.5 miles to the campground is completely paved and very quick. About a half mile beyond the campground is via a dirt road which then leads to Mokele'ia trail, which in reality is the first part of this track that is a hiking trail. The posted track ends at a camping spot with a meadow, go through the meadow until you hit the fence, then make a left up to the top where the view point is with two benches.

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4 months ago

Google will bring you to a Trailhead for a beach but not the trail. Go past Dillingham and several beaches.

Excellent trail, don't do what I did, carrying 46 lbs going up to Peacocks Flat for originally 2-night camping. But on the way down, with 32 lbs was wonderful. Next time, I'll go with a small backpack and do a long day hike starting with this trail.

6 months ago

I am getting confused. All the hikes marked here are the Mokuleia Trail. On the top at the campground it turns into peacock trail. (Or am I wrong?) There is a road going to the campground but I was told you need a license.

I would say this trail is moderate. It's all paved, the incline is pretty intense after the first part. Great cardio and glutes workout. There is no shade, it's very hot, go early!

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8 months ago

Used to run this trail weekly while living in Waialua, extremely hot during mid day hours, there is no tree cover until you are to the end at Peacock flats campground. It is a great loop trail with Kealia trail (beginning at the Airport) if your up for some good miles (16). Disregard Jim C.'s comments, he is obviously thinking of some other trail. You Cannot drive on this trail, it is gated/locked at the beginning and end up at peacock flats, and it is a paved road the entire 9 mile(up and down), so even if you did get access to open the gate for a vehicle, it is an easy drive on blacktop pavement even though you are at a 8-10% elevation gain the entire time. It does however turn into a dirt road at the top, often used by the military for drills, though you can get a vehicle up there from the leeward side with a permit from both the County trail association and the military gate post at the entrance. All it takes is a mailed in written request, they generally always honor the requests and will unlock the gate, giving you access to the the peak, tallest on Oahu!

10 months ago