Aiea Loop Trail

MODERATE 714 reviews

Aiea Loop Trail is a 4.2 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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1230 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

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.

hiking
2 days ago

Great place to enjoy a leisurely hike. Even midday heat during summer, which is usually fairly stifling, was mitigated by the beautiful airiness of this well covered path. Wife and I tried to tackle a little much for the entire loop and added some portions of the Aieia ridge and Kalauoa Falls trail (going counterclockwise; don’t recommend it as it is not well developed this way) before settling on doing the rest of the regular loop. Altogether, even adding another mile or so, it took only three hours. Highly recommend.

hiking
4 days ago

Me and my husband did this hike today, it‘s a nice and easy hike.we saw also some ppl with there kids doing it.

4 days ago

Wonderful views. A little slippery, but mostly great.

8 days ago

Nice trail...Great workout!

10 days ago

The views are great, the mud gets deep, but the whole family can go

hiking
17 days ago

According to alltrails logged recordings, the number one most recorded is Koko Crater stairs at 992.
2. Diamond ‘Leahi’ Head- 880
3. Manoa Falls- 762
4. Kuli’ou’ou Ridge State Trail- 582
5. Aiea Loop State Trail- 565
6. Lulumahu Falls - 560
7. Makapu’u Point Lighthouse- 550
8. Maunawili Falls - 502
9. Kaiwa Pillbox - 500
10. Waimano Falls- 405

hiking
22 days ago

Really beautiful trail! Lots of different types of scenery to enjoy. One minute you feel like you're in the forest, another, the jungle! So cool! I would recommend skipping this one if it's raining or has recently rained. Can be really muddy and super slippery in a lot of areas which can be dangerous because there are steep drop offs to one side of the trail.

hiking
23 days ago

This was a great hike!

My only reservation about doing this again was the fact that I wasn’t prepared for some of the somewhat dangerous spots (particularly because it rained, therefore muddy and slippery). It was my husband, 7 month old son (wore him the whole time), and I so I wouldn’t say this is the most baby friendly trail. However, we’re still pretty new to the island and aren’t avid hikers so it could’ve been that as well...not to discourage anyone from hiking with their little ones, but just a heads up! Wear the right shoes with lots of traction, and be extra careful and you’ll enjoy it!

mountain biking
25 days ago

It’s worth the trip but it’s unrideable at times but overall a good trail.

The beginning starts at the top of the hill parking lot near a Latrine building and the beginning hundred meters or so is massively rooty. You can find a line to pass but expect a slow start.

It smooths out and you can open it up for a fast ride for most of the rest of the trail.

Some portions are simply not rideable due to water crossings, waterlogged areas or large bolder formations and mud. These are limited and won’t much affect overall lap times.

The second Half of the trail is much faster and fewer obstacle so you’ll really be able to go fast there.

Be alert for dangerous areas that could cause serious injury if you are not paying attention or are inexperienced.

Overall it’s a fun trail but as we are limited to good trails in the Island, we have to cope with what we do have.

My first outing here I got the fastest lap time in strava.com recorded rides and that made me happy. (Like 15 minutes faster than the previous record holder so, Hahahahahah)

Love
Greg

1 month ago

challenging running trail for 3/4 of the way if your up for it, but watch your step...good views..only thing missing was waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

Muddy but awesome! We saw wild pigs!

1 month ago

So awesome! Started off uphill, then changed to down & ended going up, again. In the shade the whole time & there were lots of roots. Also very muddy but still fun!

hiking
1 month ago

The route was good just got muddy at some points and kids needed assistance

hiking
1 month ago

Went during a rainy week, trail was pretty muddy so it slowed us down. Still had a great time.

hiking
2 months ago

Great loop for trail running! Was fairly muddy when I went. It rains quite often, but even with the rain would still be an easy trail to run. Great trail for dogs of all kinds as well! Not too steep and not too long. Views were limited, but still enjoyable.

hiking
2 months ago

Very enjoyable with great views. After raining it was too slick for me to safely run on most parts. The waterfall referenced below and in some of the pictures is not directly on the trail

2 months ago

Good for exercise, trail running good option here

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked the loop to the waterfalls. Nice easy loop, we trail ran it on the way out from the falls. Tons of parking and clean bathrooms.

camping
2 months ago

Scenic trail and it is a moderate trail but you can make it alittle harder by going thru all the side trails(don’t get lost thou). God for the kids as well as the older crowd. Try camping there to have a “whole experience” so you can hike and then relax there after.

2 months ago

very nice hike!!

hiking
2 months ago

Good place to hike. Can get really slippery so make sure you have good hiking shoes on!!

hiking
3 months ago

Super muddy and long. We did it with 2 kids so it took longer than the average person. Spectacular views. I suggest starting at the bottom, near the first parking lot. That way it's not such a steep incline at the very end.

hiking
3 months ago

Long and muddy. Kid friendly, but I would have enjoyed it more on my own. We enjoyed finding an old, downed airplane and over-looking the H-2. Very muddy but I imagine it's a great hike on a sunny day.

3 months ago

Awesome views! It took me 2.5 hours to finish the hike but I stopped to take pictures along the way. Make sure if you bring your dog they don’t slip down the edge. Most of the time there’s a steep cliff on one of your sides. I parked at the bottom of the gate and walked up to the starting point then when I finished I had a shorter walk down to my car.

3 months ago

A great trail with beautiful views. Good for the whole family.

hiking
3 months ago

My little jack russell did better than I did on this trail! Great workout and great views.

4 months ago

My wife and I did this hike today. Great trail, with beautiful views! I would say that this trail is moderate, but closer to easy.

hiking
4 months ago

2/11/2018-Group started hiking around 0815 and decided to do the trail backwards so we would end at the parking lot our cars were parked in. Met 33 groups/solo hikers along the way along with at least 5 dogs. Weather was pretty good and ground was mostly dry except for a few areas here and there that were a little soft. Overall it was a great outing and 1.5L of water was more than enough.

4 months ago

Not a bad little hike, not sure about it being moderate. Pretty easy hike for a round trip. Not as many views as I was expecting, but still worth the time. It was a great hike to spend outdoors and enjoy time with loved ones.

4 months ago

did it before sun up. amazing!

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