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West Kaunala aka Pupukea

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

As with just abt. all the trails here in hawaii you'll find roots, mud and a whole lot of fun. The trail is great for riders who want to get better on technical stuff and riders with experiance who want to flat out just get better. Depending on the weather, you might have a dry trail to shred, or you'll have a slippery day with a lot of mud flying on your buddies who ride to close. Either way it's fun. KICK ASS singletrack, short descents, a mix of climbing and a perfect environment for a epic ride. When you reach the end of the trail take a right and ride up the dirt trail which is treacherous with rut's(some 2+ feet deep). Keep an eye open to the right and you'll be graced with beautiful views of north shore all the to kaena pt. Go to top and then down past gate where you can take a left(REAL LONG road to kahuku) or take a right and scream downhill with a couple short uphill's and go past trailhead(WATCH HAIRPIN TURN-robert)(he-he)and continue down to boys camp. Stop down in haleiwa for some ono grinds and talk abt. when you want to ride again.
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Latitude
21.63798254872091
Longitude
-158.01762342453003
Trail Directions
From Town take H-1 west and follow signs to NORTH SHORE. Follow Kamehaheha HWY all the way around island past waimea bay. When you see the supermarket(on the right)turn right onto pupukea rd. Follow to the top to boys camp and park. Get on your bikes and continue up road and around gate and follow the dirt road around a couple turns and short descent.You'll come up on the trailhead on the left. You won't be able to miss it with lots of new trails being made off of this trail. If you do follow up the dirt road you'll have a lot of climbing ahead of you and find a big gate on the left which is a route to take if you want to do the west kaunala trail backwords.
Trail Length
4
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Haleiwa
   


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Review Date
September 12, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: kinsler ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The most common loops start riding the access road to the top of Peacock Flats. From there it's dealers choice for the size of the loop. A short loop involves riding the fire road towards Kaelia trail which you can ride downhill- very technical with steep dropoffs and amazing views or looping back on fire road. If you ride farther out you can hit a few short and fun singletrack sections. This ride involves a lot of fire road and constant up and down. Carry plenty of food and water. Nice views and a good way to get miles, but not very interesting trails.

Recommended Route:
Ride with a local who knows the trail or else be prepared to get lost

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sunset Hills



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Review Date
November 29, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: helmach ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
During rainy season this trail is un-ridable. Well, the downhills are ridable, and the mud is fun for a while, but most of your day will be spent pushing your bike in red clay.

If this trail were dry I suspect it would be awesome. I will come back during the summer.

Recommended Route:
Park outside the boyscout camp, and cross the gate. Ride the entire jeep road too. It is great because it can actually be ridden during rainy season.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None yet. Spoiled from the mainland.



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Review Date
August 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ArmySlowRdr ,  Cross Country Rider , from Mililani

Summary:
Has it all. Get a great work out with incredible scenery. Watch out for the motorcycle peeps if you enter their territory--although they do not mind you there--remember it's their premiere riding spot so give em the right of way. All are friendly and many will stop and chat a spell.

Recommended Route:
Park at Foodland. Up the paved, twisty steep road 3 miles to the boyscout camp. Over the gate, 1.5 mi or so to trail jutting to left. Or after that gate, ride 2 miles to the next gate--don't cross it or be on Army Land. Look ot left and see another gate. That's a fun fireroad used by moto guys. Take it 5 miles until it "T"'s, turn left--find the moto guys and gals campground and track, scream down the road until you hook back up with KAM highway, turn left and find your way 3 miles or so back to the foodland parking lot. About a 14 miles loop pf varying surfaces.



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Review Date
July 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bumpy Knuckles , from NOVA

Summary:
I hit Kaena Point and this trail in a two day session on the North Shore and worked in some surfing as well, if you are visting oahu dont miss either. Also I rented a badass Psyclewerks softy from Scott at Island Bike Rentals in Haleiwa and some snorkel gear for 45/day.

Recommended Route:
Spend all day and get lost. When you wanna leave find the jeep trail and ride up and out , save some energy for jeep trial it is no easy ride, also have someone drive you (or ride) up the road to the Pupu boyscout camp where the trailhead is so when you finish the trail you get a sick view of the pac ocean and a fast downhill on blacktop at the end

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kaena Point a pretty easy ride but bring snorkel gear and some water socks so you can jump off the ten foot Lava Cliffs, SICK!



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Review Date
July 3, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Geev'um , from Mililani, Hawaii

Summary:
Its a fun trail if you can do the loop without pass the trail head. The down hill is fun with roots and some hairpin turns.

Recommended Route:
Start out at the first gate. Ride past the trail head. When you see a gate on your left take that trail. When you reach the top its all down hill. Keep a eye out for the trail head on your left it will take you back to the boy scout camp.



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