Mokuleia Trail

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Mokuleia Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waialua, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, road biking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.1 miles
997 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

road biking



over grown

no shade

16 days ago

This is a paved road which gives access to camp grounds up above. It starts out fairly flat and then gives your quads quite the work out towards the end. Some nice views of the north shore valleys

1 month ago

It is a paved road up the mountain. Most over shadowed by trees. Not terribly interesting.

8 months ago

Google will bring you to a Trailhead for a beach but not the trail. Go past Dillingham and several beaches.

10 months ago

Excellent trail, don't do what I did, carrying 46 lbs going up to Peacocks Flat for originally 2-night camping. But on the way down, with 32 lbs was wonderful. Next time, I'll go with a small backpack and do a long day hike starting with this trail.

Monday, February 13, 2017

I would say this trail is moderate. It's all paved, the incline is pretty intense after the first part. Great cardio and glutes workout. There is no shade, it's very hot, go early!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Wanted to get out of the house, so I grabbed my dog and chose this trail. Easy to find. Saw some peacocks and cows along the way. Mostly exposed trail, so bring water on a hot day. Starts off relatively flat then bam! A steady incline from about the 3/4 mile point onward. Overall nice hike

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Se only did the 3miles trail. It is a forest hike, really beautiful, full of nature to breathe. But is only that. It ends up in a road where a lot of people walks there dogs. Easy to climb down, more challenging to climb back up. Is a good option for a 2hr easy hike, if you like forest. Bring mosquito repelent, is full of it.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Long trail good view of the ocean. We saw a few whales and a great view of a valley at the end

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Awesome view, the elevation gain is crazy, not much to see up top along the trail, once on top trail turns into a well used dirt road.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Although we had been to Peacock Flats a number of times, we had not done the trail to 3 Corners. This time we took the 4WD road from the Kaena Air Force Tracking Station to Peacock Flats with intent on traversing Mokuleia Trail to Pahole Shelter to traverse along the Makua East Rim to 3 corners. The target location is called 3 corners because it is there that the three valley's of Makaha, Makua and Mokuleia converge. It is also the place where Ohikilolo Ridge joins the Waianae Summit Trail.
The morning was generally clear with a light sprinkling of rain. We had clear views of Makua, Ohikilolo and Mokuleia. We also had the opportunity to see the top of Kaala before the clouds came in.

Unfortunately, by the time we made it to 3 Corners - we could barely see Makaha, and Makua was already socked in. No clear view of the three valleys this time(!) The east rim of Makua Valley is not for the feint hearted. It is a major rollercoaster, with sheer drops and steep inclines. It was also very overgrown. Be prepared with rain gear, gloves and micro-spikes.
The 4WD was about slightly over 8 miles, while the hike was about 3 miles. So a return hike of about 5-6 miles, and a 4WD drive of about 16 miles. Since it was raining today, the drive back was also slick. All in all, it was a good full day with a nice variety of 4-wheeling and hiking.

We will definitely do this many times in the future and hopefully to connect to Ohikilolo ridge or to Mt. Kaala!

Here is the link to the GPS track:

Sunday, December 29, 2013

This was a decent hike. The assent is fair, at around mile 2.5 you really start to feel it in your legs and glutes. We went up to mile 3, the tree at the marker is decorated for Christmas, that was unexpected. A decent 6 mile round trip. The views are decent, next time well go round trip for the full hike.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Parked across the street from the coconut grove, then walked thru the access gate. The trail is black top and starts out flat for the first mile. We only went to the 3 mile marker and was quite steep from mile 2 to mile 3. Looking forward to going the full route.

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