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Aiea Loop

  • Aiea Loop (Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation)

    99-1849 Aiea Heights Dr, Aiea, HI (map)

    21.396131 -157.905545

  • Meet at the camping area (lower trailhead). From the parking area, walk DOWN to the lower trailhead where camping is permitted.
  • The Aiea Loop Trail, also known as Keaiwa Heiau State Park, is a shady forest hike with occasional views and only mild inclines and declines making it suitable for most skill levels. Much of this area was replanted by foresters in the late 1920s with lemon eucalyptus trees giving the air a light citrus fragrance.

    Skill Level:  NOVICE

    Type: Loop

    Length: 4.8 Miles

    Duration: 2.5 hours

    Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

    Elevation gain: 900 ft

    The trail: May be muddy and slick with sections of exposed tree roots and other trip hazards typical of Hawaii trails.

    Recommendations: Shoes with very good grip, at least one bottle of water, hiking stick (if you use one) for stabilization on slick surfaces.

    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 camping area (lower trailhead). From the parking area, walk DOWN to the lower trailhead where camping is permitted. Note! Do not park in the very first parking lot inside the park. Keeping driving into the park until you pass the camping field and then look for parking. If you see signs that say "Aiea Loop Trail" you are at the upper trailhead. Walk down to the lower trailhead where you'll see a sign that reads, "Keaiwa Heiau Loop Trail".


    You must RSVP to attend this event (and not just show up), no exceptions.

    Disclaimer:  If you join us for a hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. Read the full disclaimer here.

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  • Monica K.

    Can we detour to the Aiea waterfall?.

    November 30

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