Aiea Loop Trail

MODERATE 352 reviews

Aiea Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aiea, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles 1532 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

old growth

over grown

rocky

scramble

Follow H-1 to Moanalua Highway (Route 78). Take the Aiea cutoff to the third traffic light, make a right turn at Aiea Heights Drive and follow it about 3 miles up to the end of the road. Continue on the on-way park road to the trailhead.

this was waaaay more then 4 miles. Or at least it felt like it. it was a great hike lots of beautiful scenery it is challenging for people who haven't been on a hike or is not in shape. mentally physically spiritually challenging but all and all we finished it.

12 days ago

It's nice for a leisurely stroll or a good jog. Not very challenging. Be sure to look up the crashed WWII bomber on the side of the trail. It's hard to see if you're not looking for it.

14 days ago

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16 days ago

Finished this trail for the second time yesterday. Definitely one of my favorites. You can go at any pace! Great views of the valleys and of H3 going in to the mountains. You can find the plane that crashed. Climb over and under a few fallen trees. Find some dairy doors. Great for bird watching and identifying plants! Both times I've gone, I brought my 3 year old and had a blast. She walked most and I had to put her in the carrier a couple of times. Just bring lots if extra water and snacks if you bring your kids. Make sure to bring lots of bug spray as well, the bugs can be brutal. This is a dog friendly hike as well, again, just bring extra water for them!

17 days ago

Good trail for beginners to walk.. good trail for experienced people to run

20 days ago

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26 days ago

Second time to this hike. The trail was in very good condition due to generally good weather the week before today. During my last trip to this hike the bottom of the ridge nearing the end was made especially difficult due to a high amount of mud. This time around it wasn't an issue at all. Passages aren't too narrow and easy to navigate through but there are a few downed trees which you have to go under or over which could be an issue for people carrying small children or a lot of gear. A friend and I completed this hike in 2.5 hours with stops to rest and for photo opportunities. Not the most incredible open views, but the ones that you do see are very nice ones of the valley and of H3. Looking forward to doing this hike again.

28 days ago

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29 days ago

Good views!

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30 days ago

First time on this trail. Car parked next to me got its windows smashed

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Parking can be a challenge. There are three parking areas. I parked at the first after circling once. It's okay since the counterclockwise trail ends at the second parking and the short walk to the car was down hill.

The trail is wide at most spots buts does narrow and gets rough and muddy. There were several people on the trail with small kids in carriers. Good luck. They looked beat less than midway through.

Most of the trail is covered by trees so the sun and heat were not a problem. Some bugs near the end when you cross the creek. Good hike. Took under two hours to go the 4.5 miles.

Highly recommend going the the Aiea Bowl afterwards.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Very family friendly loop. There are great spots along the way to take a break and enjoy the scenery. The trail is wide and well marked and give how popular it is, the path is well worn in. There is one section on the back half where it is a bit more muddy and a bit more challenging. Over all, I enjoyed this loop a lot. I plan on repeating this one for sure!

1 month ago