Kealia Trail

MODERATE 170 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

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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19 days ago

awesome trail. great workout.

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1 month ago

beautiful views of North shore!

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1 month ago

This is a fairly difficult hike. Uphill with many rocky switchbacks. Once you get up on the the fire road it's a nice uphill walk to the lookout over the Makua Valley. Don't stop there though, take the trail on the right and keep walking the loop. Worth the views. Would be better if much of the trail wasn't on tbe road.

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2 months ago

The view was really amazing as you hike up but I got so lost as I hiked further. There is no clear signage and it is so easy to get lost. Please be careful.

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3 months ago

Great hike with an amazing view at the top! The canopy is lost early on, which can make the initial incline pretty hot, so make sure you have plenty of water, because there's a lot of trail left. It is a dog friendly trail, but I wouldn't recommend bringing dogs who aren't used to hiking or long haired/shaggy dogs on the trail -- especially on hot days. The heat and length of the trail are no joke. Have fun!

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3 months ago