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Peacock Flats - Hiking

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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 Tra…

Makua Valley Outlook - O'ahu, Hawaii

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Makua Valley Outlook (2,060ft)
Trails/Roads: Kealia Trail, Kealia Access Rd, Kuaokala Access Rd, Kuaokala Trail
Elevation Gain: 2,000ft
Distance: 6 miles roundtrip
Duration: 4.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Hiking Permit: None required
Danger: Low to Medium (overlook at end of trail)

I did this hike with my aunt and we took our time to make sure we enjoyed the rewarding views from the Kealia trail! The trail has 19 switchbacks (yes 19!) and provides remarkable views of Dillingham Airfield and Haleiwa.


Kealia Trail is part of the Na Ala Hele Trail & Access System and is very well maintained. The trail ascends the pali gradually on 19 switchbacks.  There are lots of loose rocks along the trail and after a  couple of switchbacks, the trail opens up and there are plenty of views while still ascending the pali.

Dillingham Airfield Kawailoa Wind Project in the distance The covered picnic table at the end of the ironwood grove marks the end of the Kealia Trail We continued up the dirt road at the far end…