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Aiea Loop Trail

Average Rating:    (3.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

One of the most popular trails on Oahu. It is a loop trail which runs along the ridges overlooking central Oahu with beautiful views of Pearl Harbor and Halawa Valley. There are a few pieces of an old plane wreck about two and a half miles in. Many parts of the trail are boardered by cliffs, so care is essentail. During wet periods, the trail is dangerous and prone to erosion, so do not ride when wet.
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Latitude
21.39570056120101
Longitude
-157.90786743164062
Trail Directions
From Honolulu International Airport, head ewa (west) on H1 and exit at the Aiea off ramp (exit 13A). At the second stoplight, turn right on Aiea Heights Drive (next to Aiea Shopping Center. Follow Aiea Heights Drive all the way to the top (~3miles) until you reach Kea'iwa Heiau State Park. The trailhead is next to the restrooms at the top of the loop drive.
Trail Length
4.5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Aiea
   


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Review Date
February 16, 2014

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Pat Connelly ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Sadly, this trail is now CLOSED to mountain biking. I hiked it with my wife a few weeks ago and there is a new sign at the trail head that prohibits mountain bikes. VERY disappointing, as this was a challenging, fun trail to ride.



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Review Date
September 9, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: robosonics03 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
have not riden the loop in a few years but some things never change, great trail overall with some awesome tech stuff. could use to loose a bunch if huge fallen trees. we need to pool our resources and get the city/state behind some trail maintence



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Review Date
October 21, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jhemmelg ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a very root filled trail and I do not recommend it for mtn biking. It has beautiful views for hiking but is not suitable for mountain biking.



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Review Date
September 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: wjones1982 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is all roots-if you are thinking about riding it just hike it first to see what you are up against. The begining of the trail has huge drops and must be walked down because at the bottom of the dropoff is about 50-75 feet of huge roots that cannot be navigated.

Recommended Route:
I recommend a different trail.



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Review Date
March 1, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jonhutson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A little wet today and a little slick...wait, really slick, wait until it's pretty dry or you will spend your ride slipping over roots(trail has a ton of them). Forget going uphill when it is wet and hike it, dry and those that love technical ascents will love this. If you have any skills then going downhill should be no problem wet or dry, just take it slow when wet to ensure that you dont plunge down the side of a cliff. This entire trail runs on the side of a mountain with the edge of the track being a drop of anywhere between 100 and 200 feet depending on where you are. I personally wont ride it again unless it's dry, but either way I had a lot of fun. Decending the trail was a blast, I was going really cautious like, but the downhill part is almost half the trail. You spend the first half of the ride going uphill and the second half going downhill followed by a half mile hike up to the end of the loop.(too wet to ride)

Have fun, definately give it a try.



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