Description: This hike starts on the North Shore at Dillingham Airfield, used by a lot of gliders. We'll watch these quiet graces soar as we ascend a rocky trail. Initially a lot of switchbacks, it becomes more modest and the big reward is the spectacular view of the Makua Valley, undeveloped and closed to visitors. After, we will head into town for some cheap eats.
Duration: 3-4 Hours, depending. This is six miles round trip with 1800' of elevation gain.
Some falling rocks and slippery trail. Bring water, sunscreen and good trail shoes or hiking boots.
Dogs: Are allowed but the trail may be too rough for some dogs.
Directions:From the turn off to I-2, it is 23 miles. Take the I2 follow signs for Mililani/Wahiawa, at 8.3 mi then continue onto Wilikina Dr for 3.7 mi Continue onto HI-803/Kaukonahua Rd, 4.0 mi, Continue onto State Hwy 930/Farrington Hwy for half mile. Continue onto Goodale Ave, At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Goodale Ave. Continue onto State Hwy 930/Farrington Hwy for six miles. Dillingham is on the left. Google directions here: googledir (http://www.yelp.com/map/kealia-trail-mokuleia#start=honolulu&mode=driving&swapped=false)
Trailhead: Park near the control tower. To get there you need to drive past the entrance for the glider rides, then take the next left turn, which passes west of the runway and brings you to the south side of the field. A large paved parking lot awaits. From the lot, walk twenty yards towards the hills until you see the trailhead.