Aiea Loop Trans-sectional

This is a beginner trail which starts at the top of Aiea Heights Drive.  At the top of the drive is a park. After entering the park the road splits into a one way loop.  Park at the first parking area after the split.  The Aiea Loop Trail starts at this point.The trail makes a 4-1/2 mile loop around a graded ridge.  There are some great views of Halawa Valley and the H-3 tunnels.  This trail is also used by mountain bikers so be careful around blind corners.  The hiking time is 2 - 2 1/2 hours.






Ulupaina Trail

One of the lesser known trails on the island of Oahu in Hawaii is called Ulupaina. Forged out by Hawaii hiking legend Richard "Dick" Davis, Ulupaina is a 4-mile loop that includes a ridge section and a valley contour section.

The Ulupaina trail is located in a community called Temple Valley , which is between Kaneohe and Kahaluu. A key landmark is the Valley of the Temples cemetery. In fact, the Ulupaina trail begins in the corner of the cemetery grounds nearest the highway (Kahekili).

Hawaii Kai

Frank, Swee's co-worker, joined us today (center, dark gray shirt) and enjoyed, with most of the group, a first time on Mariners Ridge. It would have been easier without near 90º heat, but the views were faultless. Many had gotten up early to do the Nike 5-K for Kids and may have felt the extra mileage. The little fern Doryopteris decipiens is still hanging on in the dry grass.

Waahila Ridger

The most popular attraction at this park is the entrance to the Wa'ahila hiking trail. The trailhead is located in the back of the park and hikers who hike the ridge trail will be treated with wonderful views of Manoa and adjacent Palolo Valley and a trail that gradually descends into a Manoa Valley residential area. The forest reserve hiking trail is not considered an easy one, and is steep, muddy and narrow in places, so it's not recommended for children or novice hikers.

Makapu'u Hike


Makapu'u Lighthouse is one of Hawaii 's most familiar landmarks commanding a spectacular view of the Windward side of O'ahu. The lighthouse was built in 1909 and automated in 1974. A 2-mile paved trail leads to the lighthouse and a fantastic view of the entire coastline and the island of Molokai in the distance.


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