Kealia Trail

MODERATE 185 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
2516 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

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1 day ago

The first mile and a half switchbacking is steep and a good workout. The rest is just forest vehicle access roads.

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5 days ago

This was my second hike in Hawaii...I loved the views. I had some Navy Reservist visiting and we went with the MWR so it was awesom.

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14 days ago

To be honest: We expected more from this trail (based on the photos). A verly long part of the trail is kind of boring and not very beautiful. Sometimes you have a great view, but it's not worth it. Furthermore, the trail is not clear marked on some points. Good thing is: You need a good condition, but no special skills. Its good for beginners or families, because there aren't dangerous parts.

If you have done all the other hikes on oahu, you can try this one. Otherwise you should another one, because the other hikes were so much better!

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1 month ago

Great views on this trail hike. It is a bit challenging at points but worth the hike for the scenery. A must do in a quiet area of Oahu.

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2 months ago

awesome trail. great workout.