Sunday, August 10, 2014

Peacock Flats - Hiking

Earl Pawn Campground at Peacock Flats
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!
Danger: Low

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.



My cousins and I sat at the covered picnic table for almost an hour. I lunched on Mochiko Chicken Musubi and my cousins snacked on peanuts and pine nuts. It was breezy and in no time we were cooled off from our uphill trek. 





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

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