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We did the full hike to the training area and back. Certainly if you don't have the time - to the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Warrenville, IL
Good Hike

This is a really nice hike thought I wish the trail were a little wider in places. The views up the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Denver, Colorado
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Dillingham Airfield, Mokuleia, Oahu, HI 96791
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We did the full hike to the training area and back. Certainly if you don't have the time - to the picnic area and back would also be nice. The first portion of the hike up to the picnic area was fairly well shaded in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a really nice hike thought I wish the trail were a little wider in places. The views up the face of the mountain on the North Shore are spectacular. I read one place that the trail is 5.x miles round trip but AllTrails...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AlanD-Denver
Reviewed 5 March 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

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Barbara946
Reviewed 30 January 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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank kyrg01
Reviewed 13 January 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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank RoyAviles
Reviewed 16 December 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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Alice K
Reviewed 17 October 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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank tammyt80
Reviewed 31 July 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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank potatofisher
Reviewed 12 June 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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank JMart2013
Reviewed 24 May 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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank blackeldo
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