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Mokuleia Access Road to Kealia Trail

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Mokuleia Forest Reserve

Mokuleia Access Road to Kealia Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 10.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,723 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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This route follows the paved Mokuleia Firebreak Road, then the 4WD Kuaokala Access Road, and finally onto the Kealia Trail.

hiking
13 days ago

I started in Kealia and ended at Mokuleia. Unless you want to finish with more than 15 miles, park your car at the end point and ask somebody to take you to the starting point. Today was beautiful and trail was dry. You can deviate a little to see Makua Valley but about half a way you’ll be able to see it too. Depending on your device and where you started recording your journey this is between 10-12 miles.

hiking
no shade
22 days ago

Super dry trails today. Hiked up Kealia and took Mokuleia back down. All was good until I hit the road to head back to Dillingham. I suggest taking two cars and staging one at the end for the ride back.

hiking
blowdown
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Over all this is a good trail. It’s paved all the way to peacock flats it’s also paved after that until you get to the cut off on the right. This is where it becomes a dirt road until you get to the Kealia Trail when it starts down the side of the mountain it’s very rocky and narrow with no shade. In total it was a 12 mile hike. If you plan on doing this hike I would suggest have another vehicle at the other end or you will have to walk another 3 half miles to get to your vehicle.

mountain biking
1 month ago

It’s actually 17 miles. We started at the kealia trail and ended at the mokuleia trail. It’s just up and up and up and a little down the whole way until the last stretch (both ways). Not really rideable with all of the rocks and inclines. Beautiful and great for hiking or backpacking!

hiking
3 months ago

We walked up just past the 2 mile marker along a paved road with some easy grade and nice views and returned back the same way. Great bird watching along the way added some interest.

If you are looking for a good hike that will put the hurting on ya, this is it! Kealia’s switchbacks are a beast to start with, the ridgey bit is beautiful through the woods. Then there is the road of peacock flats.

Walking along a dirt or paved road for the majority of the hike. Very few view locations. Amazing view near the end, with a view of the airfield. Took some time to watch them take off with the gliders and then to watch the skydivers come down.

Couldn’t even really get started due to rain. Next time

Be prepared to burn your legs. 4 hours hike at least.

hiking
Mon Dec 24 2018

parked at the mokuleia trailhead. paved switchbacks climbing into the hills eventually change to a dirt (mud) road. up and down and around it goes, relatively monotonous scenery until you get near the kealia side of the trail. good views of north shore and small glimpses at the West side. about three extra miles along the highway if you want to finish the loop. not overly challenging- length, decent grade, and mud make it a moderate difficulty hike

horseback riding
3 months ago

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