Explore the most popular trails near Aiea with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
2 days ago

Fairly moderate with no real gradients. Very muddy at the moment but slippery rather than deep. Very peaceful and great when it’s hot out as it’s fairly covered. Pigs are damaging some of the trail and I saw a fairly large one at the 4 mike mark. Worth doing for a quick outing.

Great trail, though it’s longer than listed. My app said it was 5.6 miles for the loop. Starting at the lower parking lot helped.

hiking
11 days ago

Great running trail!

amazing

its a very good hike especially for beginners. you can see the H3 freeway and the ridge mountain. it's beautiful

hiking
15 days ago

The trail (and almost the entire ridge) has crumbled away 2.85 miles in. With some climbing/scrambling, you can still pass by, but it is risky.

This is absolutely one of my favorite ridge trails. The intoxicating smells, ancient/gnarly ridgetop koa, sweeping 360-degree views and uncanny seclusion are juxtaposed by the bustling traffic of H3 below. After hitting the ridgetrail section of this hike (about 1.5 miles in), I have never encountered another hiker.

Difficulty:
Due to the overall distance, occasional fall risks, and trail conditions, I would rate this closer to Low-Low Hard. This is not a hike for dogs or children.

Ratings:
Payoff: 10/10
Intensity: 6/10
Risk: 7.5/10
Wayfinding: 7/10

16 days ago

Mountain bike. One lap, 30m 7s.
Find it on strava dot com.
Beat it if you can : P
https://www.strava.com/activities/1645468028

17 days ago

Chill trail, good for running on dry days.

on Aiea Loop Trail

hiking
21 days ago

The views aren’t super fantastic there but it’s a great nature outing nonetheless. The trail itself isn’t difficult it’s just pacing yourself to make sure you make it haha. Lots of species of plants (im a botanist so im biased) to ooh and aah at plus the trail is great for groups and dogs.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful trail with lots of tree coverage! Definitely a trail that submerse’s you in Hawaii’s more realistic, naturally beautiful forest. From the trail you can see the highway in some spots, which is beautiful unlike L.A.’s highways, and Honolulu. I can see what people mean when they talk about a muddy trail if it’s rainy because I did this trail with my husband during a dry day and the trail was still muddy where the sun doesn’t reach. I love greenery and that’s what this hike had! Trail head is obvious if you drive all the way to the top of the paved road.

22 days ago

Easy trail

hiking
25 days ago

Longer hike with no real payoff. Brief views of the highway but that’s about all. The path can get fairly narrow and if it’s rained recently will be very muddy.

hiking
29 days ago

This is a beautiful trail. I love the trees and terrain. I got some beautiful pictures. Just very serene for me. It was muddy in a few spots but not too bad today. For me this was an easy hike but I’m an avid hiker, hike recorded at 4.8 miles with 1335 elevation gain. There are som narrow spots but not too bad. Nice morning hike.

Nice trail but really muddy . . Beautiful view of h3. . Took us about 2 hours going at a casual speed . . Definitely better with hiking shoes . . Not a hard trail but narrow paths might make it difficult for young kids . .

backpacking
1 month ago

This hike is very long. I wouldn’t recommend for those who don’t like heights or narrow areas. The walk space is so small to where you have to hike in a single file line. It has an awesome view of the H-3. It also feels as if you’re on a roller coaster cause you climb up, then down, then up again, then down. I wouldn’t recommend for kids or animals on this hike because of how narrow it is. But great for advanced hikers.

trail running
1 month ago

It is a very easy, kid/dog friendly hike. Surrounded by lots of trees. A hike I would recommend for family day.

A great trail! Bring the family and pets on this one! Be respectful of this trail there is memorial for soldiers who died in this forest. The views of the H3 and pearl harbor from the top are well worth the trek. Be careful if it has recently rained , the trail can be quite muddy! Bring lots of water. Hiking shoes highly recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail ... I ran it in just under an hour. It was muddy and I fell once. If you walk at a moderate pace expect to take a couple hours.

hiking
1 month ago

7/4/2018-Started on the trail about 0730 and ran into 17 groups/solo hikers; couple of them brought their dog and one group had remote controlled toy monster trucks driving through. Trail was a little muddy but the overall weather was nice. Especially with the breeze rushing through the area! Easily made it with 1L of water and don’t forget sunscreen!

easy trailhead to find, just keep a lookout for the turn off the loop trail onto aiae ridge. moderately difficult hike mostly due to narrow, muddy ridgeline portion of the hike. the ascent is a fairly steady climb and the trail is in decent condition, although lots of scratchy ferns and mud. nice views of the h3 but i got caught in the rain so I can't comment on the view from the summit. took between 5 and 5.5 hours at a decent pace by an experienced hiker

1 month ago

Nice quick workout today. Lots of areas being dug up by the pigs.

hiking
1 month ago

Scenic area and trail was looking good for a bit, but then it all got grassy. Trail becomes highly overgrown about 3/4 mile in. The grass is sharp and tall, like 9-10 ft high. I wasn't prepared for such and don't believe it's worth it to go back.

On the entry/exit there is a sign attached to the tree of a missing Australian hiker dated 2008.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail, I bit muddy at times but has nice trails and good overall feel to get in touch with the outdoors.

trail running
1 month ago

The trail is muddy. No way around it. Bring a change of shoes. Most of the trail is joggable even though it's very slippery. A great workout! Good for a hot day, lots of shade.

Awesome trail. Took my two boys. It’s a bit muddy but all’s well. Has beautiful scenery along the way. One thing no one suggests is to park at the bottom and start there. If not, it’s a bit of a trek back up to your car.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike the end was so beautiful! WE'RE PANTS THOUGH! We didn't, it was kinda worth it because it was hot out, but our legs were tore up! Also it think conspired to a lot of the other "moderate" hikes on Oahu I would say this is a hard, the footing isn't the bestv& it's long with quite a bit of elevation, doable but I wouldn't call it moderate when it says diamond head is" moderate" diamond head is an easy stroll in the park next to this!

Super fun my two German Shepherds loved it!! Definitely doing this hike again.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

Very pretty trail, clearly doesn't get a lot of traffic judging by how overgrown it is. Wear long pants! There's a pretty significant slide at around roughly 3 miles in, which there are a few photos of on this page. The ground was very crumbly and slippery and the webbing there did not look like it would do a lot for you if you were to fall, so that was where we called it a day. It was still a nice hike even without making out to the open ridge.

hiking
2 months 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.

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