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Kealia Trail

Dillingham Airfield, Mokuleia, Oahu, HI 96791
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Great Hike

I had heard about the Kealia Trail, and it didn't disappoint. The elevation gain is significant... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2017
Barbara946
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Bellingham, Washington
The rest of the hike

Plenty of accurate trail descriptions up to the picnic table are already posted. I want to describe... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2017
kyrg01
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Underhill, Vermont
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“great hike” (2 reviews)
“north shore” (4 reviews)
“switchbacks” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dillingham Airfield, Mokuleia, Oahu, HI 96791
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

I had heard about the Kealia Trail, and it didn't disappoint. The elevation gain is significant, but the trail has so many switchbacks you don't feel the steepness. There's a lot of shade, which keeps it from being too hot, except probably in the summer....More

1  Thank Barbara946
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

Plenty of accurate trail descriptions up to the picnic table are already posted. I want to describe the hike from the picnic table to the Makua valley training area as listed in the "best hikes in Oahu" book. I got a late start, but if...More

Thank kyrg01
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

It can be a bit hard to find if you don't know what to look for. The parking is across the street and usually pretty empty. The hike can be a bit challenging and there are some loose rocks, but the views of the North...More

Thank RoyAviles
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Reviewed December 16, 2016

We had a great time doing this trail, takes about 45 minutes up (to the picnic table) and 35 minutes down, the view is beautiful but once you get to the picnic table I was told you're halfway there, the view from the picnic table...More

Thank Alice K
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This hike is no joke be prepared to have a lot of water and a ton of uphill hiking! The views as you progress to the top are amazing so don't wait until you get to the top near the picnic table if you are...More

Thank tammyt80
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

This hike was recommended to us by our Airbnb hostess in Haleiwa. It starts at Dillingham Airfield on the northeast coast of Oahu. The mountain you are climbing is steep, but the trail makes liberal use of switchbacks, so the grade is never too bad....More

Thank potatofisher
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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband, 18 month old daughter and I did this hike one Saturday morning and would thoroughly recommend it. It's quite a steep incline over 19 switchbacks and the views are fab. It's quite a sweaty workout hike as some of the switchbacks are in...More

Thank JMart2013
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Reviewed May 24, 2016

FOR MORE VIEWS AND EXERCISE, KEEP ON TREKKING AT THE TOP. The KAIELIA TRAIL is a good workout with fabulous views. For more of the same (except the views are of the opposite LEEWARD COAST) keep on hiking when you reach the top. You can...More

1  Thank blackeldo
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

We started the hike from Mokuleia side (or the north side). From Haleiwa drive west and take Farrington Hwy. Drive to its very end passing the Dillingham airfield and very nice beaches and park at the trailhead. Secure your car and hide any valuables (it...More

Thank omehes
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

"Great Short Hike with an Awesome View form the top" We have hiked this several times, and there are several other trails that you can do once you reach the top. There is one trail called "Are Loop" in memory of a lost hiker who...More

Thank David N
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