Mokuleia Forest Reserve
Trail: Mokuliea Forest Reserve Access Road
Elevation: Approx 1410 ft
Elevation Gain: Approx 1400 ft
Distance: 7.6 miles roundtrip
Duration: 4 hours (includes 1 hour spent at the Peacock Flats)
Difficulty: Easy, but hot! So bring plenty water!
Took this easy, short hike with my cousins Darrell and Kat. Mokuleia Forest Reserve Access Road is a paved road for 3.8 miles and ends at the top gate at the Forest Reserve boundry. The road is popular with walkers, runners and bicyclists as well. As you ascend the paved road near the top gate, you will see the Peacock Flats Campground directly on your left.
Mileage is marked - the metal pole every half mile
and the dark brown signs mark every mile.
This is the top gate that ends at the paved road
Once you go around the gate you will see these signs. Follow the wide dirt path to get to the Campground "A" on the left and Campground "B" on the right. The Mokuleia Trailhead is just beyond campgrounds.
Wide dirt path
The way down offered amazing views along with an occasional breeze off the ocean and up the ridge!
Those Cook Pines at the top is Peacock Flats