Showing posts with label aiea loop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label aiea loop. Show all posts

Monday, April 20, 2020

Aloha, My Hiking Cousin, Darrell

Pali Puka Lookout

Cousin Darrell, rest in Aloha.
When I hiked on Oahu,
my cousin Darrell hiked with me to keep me company and look out for me. 
I will miss him and will always remember his quiet confidence.

At the base of Mount Olympus summit


Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge

Peacock Flats hike

Aiea Loop Hike

Descending Pali Puka
(Pali Highway in background)

Mount Olomana 
Mount  Kaala

Lulumahu Falls - testing his underwater SmartPhone

Hike up to the Haiku Stairs via Moanalua Middle Ridge

Haiku Stairs Descent (video)

Here's a list of all the hikes that cousin Darrell and I did. We also had great company with us as well - mahalo to Neil for joining us on these fun hikes.

2014
Manoa Falls
Aiea Loop
Awawaloa (Mt. Olympus, 2,486 ft)
Peacock Flats

2013
Crepes and Lulumahu Falls
Mt. Olomana (1,643 ft) 
Mt. Ka'ala (4,025 ft)
Pali Puka (1,670 ft)
Koko Head/Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge (642 ft) - Views of Hanauma Bay, Portlock, Hawaii Kai, Maunalua Bay, Diamond Head/Koko Crater and Koko Head
Kuli'ou'ou Ridge (2,064 ft) - Views of the back of Diamond Head/Koko Crater and Koko Head and Kuli'ou'ou Valley
Haiku Stairs (2,800 ft) & Pu’u Keahi a Kahoe (2,820 ft) - Extreme ridge hiking  (3 videos)



Monday, August 18, 2014

Aiea Loop - Hiking

Aiea Loop - Hiking
Distance: Approx 5 miles roundtrip
Duration: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Danger: Low

Out hiking with my cousins again, this time on the wicked easy Aiea Loop! This trail is located at the Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area at the end of Aiea Heights. It's a short hike with wide, rooty trails. The trail is mostly shady and winds through the foothills of the Ko'olau Range. For the most part, it was sunny but in the middle of our hike it started to rain. But that was brief and the sun came back out by the time we completed our hike. The loop hike starts at the upper parking lot and ends at the campground at the middle parking lot. We spotted two cars so we didn't have to walk back up to the upper parking lot. Enjoy some photos of our hike!


At the trailhead



Wide, rooty trails



H3 from one of many outlooks on the trail

Beautiful blooming i'e i'e

View of Halawa Valley 
You can see the back of Tripler Army Medical Center

We took the eroded trail on the left up to the power-line tower
to check out the views of Halawa Valley and Honolulu.
We continued up the stairs past the tower . . . 

. . . . and came to this clearing.
To the left is a maintenance road with this "No Trespassing" sign.

And to the right is the trail in a grove of Guava trees that is marked with a "pink ribbon".
Take this trail down back to the Loop trail. Turn left onto the Loop trail to continue.

The intermittent 'Aiea Stream


Keaiwa Heiau

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