Kealia Trail

MODERATE 131 reviews
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Kealia Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3100 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Graded ridge trail, views of gliders, parachutists and north and leeward shores Stewart Ball's Hikers guide to Oahu has an excellent description of the trail and is highly recommended for any hiking on Oahu. The trail head is across from the parking lot and proceeds inland on a wide paved road. Go around the chain and go left at the fork (keep concrete hanger on your right). At the base of the ridge follow the trail as it switchbacks up the face. At the top there is a covered picnic bench. Continue inland and ascend fire road. When you reach a junction near an old fence line go right. You will pass a rusted water tank on the right. Enter the Kuaokala public hunting area. At the next junction turn left. Turn left when you reach the T junction. Pass a small water catchment and tank on the right. At the junction with the Kuaokala Trail bear right and slightly up to ridge rim. You will be overlooking the Makua Valley Military Training Area.

backpacking
4 days ago

4 days ago

The best view is before you reach the picnic tables. If you are hiking for the hike find your way through the fence gate and up the ridges keep following the foot trails after the half telephone pole and you'll be at 8.7 miles round trip. If you are hiking for a good view might as well turn around at the picnic tables.

trail running
16 days ago

Great trail for practicing hill running. Easy to get to and parking is right on the back of the airfield so it's a safe area. Not too much traffic either!

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

Great ocean side trail, only went to the picnic tables but will go back to complete the 7.5 mile trek.

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hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views! Glider planes and beautiful ocean views.

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2 months ago

Great hike with great views. Took all my kids ages 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2. (carried the 2 year old) Steady steep incline the entire way.

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