August 24, 2014 · 3:00 PM
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Trail length: 4.8 Miles,
Type: Loop on Single-Track Trail
Difficulty: Moderate with 900' ascent.
Time: About 2 Hours
Description: Mostly shady forest with occasional beautiful vistas. This trail runs along the ridge on the west side of Halawa Valley and offers views of the southern coastline of O‘ahu from Pearl Harbor (Pu‘uloa) and the Wai‘anae Range to Honolulu and Diamond Head (Le‘ahi). You will also see remnants of a B-24 bomber that crashed in 1944.
The trail may be muddy with sections of exposed tree roots, well used used, and slippery in places. Hiking boots with a good grip are essential for navigating some of this terrain.
Directions to Trailhead or meeting place: Head northwest on H-1 W toward Exit 21A for about 2 miles. Continue onto I-H-201 W (signs for Interstate H201 W/Fort Shafter/Aiea) for 4.6 mi. Take the exit toward Stadium Aiea, Merge onto Moanalua Rd for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto Aiea Heights Dr. Turn left to stay on Aiea Heights Drive for about 2.2 mi.
Meet at the Highest Parking Lot (Upper Trailhead). See picture above.
Dogs: Dogs Are Welcome! Always on leash.
You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions.
Walking around outdoors and hiking carries inherent risks, like sun burn, bee sting, falling down, the dreaded 'hat hair'... umm... broken bones, falling off cliffs or into a sinkhole. Birds might poop on you, or you could get a twisted ankle or have an encounter with a wild animal. Hike within your limits, know your surrounding, have a plan, go with a partner. Always carry extra water and hike within your limitations.