Hike the Aiea Loop Trail!

  • 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.

Meeting Place

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.











 

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  • Paul

    any one want to do koloa gulch tomorrow? will be there 0800ish...808-[masked] is my number!

    August 30

  • Lily C.

    I really enjoyed this hike! Thanks, everybody! :)

    2 · August 25

  • Damion B.

    P.S. Big Mahaloz to Jay R. & Nikki for capturing Awesome hike pics and Caboose shots along the way... Lol!!

    2 · August 25

  • Damion B.

    I finally have a moment to address my favorite group on meetup... Mahalo to Bob & Suzen for organizing, stretching, and leading us to another Successful Sunday hike! To all of the HHG Enthusiasts; you all are the BEST!! Stay Thirsty My Friends...

    2 · August 25

  • Chris E.

    Aloha Everyone. I would like to tip my hat to Bob. It was #AWESOME meeting and talking with you folks on yesterdays Aiea Loop hike. Mahalo much Bob for setting this up for us. It was a genuine pleasure meeting you in person. I'm really looking forward to the next one. Take care everyone.

    3 · August 25

  • Jay R.

    Just what the Doctor ordered. thanks all.

    4 · August 24

  • Teresa

    Thank you Bob for getting me on this hike today. Unfortunately, I have to cancel. However, I will be back to hike with the group very soon :-)

    August 24

  • Lily C.

    Is anybody on the hike coming from Waikiki? I am not from the area (just around for the week!) and don't have a car. I can use public transportation to get there, but thought it couldn't hurt to ask. Thanks!

    August 23

  • al m.

    I'm on the wait list and was wondering if there is still any chance of getting in on this hike? Mahalo

    August 23

  • Chris E.

    Aloha Bob! Mahalo much for the opportunity to join you and everyone else here for this awesome hike. Take care and see you all there.

    August 22

  • Jay R.

    thanks for getting me in on this hike Bob. Appreciate.

    August 20

  • Connie

    If you have any opinions about whether I could do this in my five-toed vibram shoes, do feel free to advise! I am told that running shoes will never come clean after this hike.

    1 · August 10

    • Mike C

      can do if you are used to hiking in them; i think they're too thin. shoes will get the same dirty as any hike with mud, and this hike is not muddy by oahu standards - there are no ankle-deep pits in regular weather.

      1 · August 16

    • Bob C

      Basically you need good grip as there are some muddy sections. If you are comfortable in slippery conditions with your vibrams it should be fine.

      1 · August 18

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