2.3 miles
1,121 ft
-927 ft
Avg time

Hauula Loop Trail Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
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  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
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    State of Hawaii

Hau’ula Loop trail is not for the faint of heart. Although relatively short, around 3 miles, the trail is a steep climb packed full of roots and rocks that will prove a challenge to most.

Tight switchbacks provide plenty of challenge going up and down. There are stream crossings and some steep cliffs to be aware of. Every time I start to feel like I'm getting in shape I go ride Hau'ula to humble myself.

With that in mind it's a beautiful ride worth doing, even if you walk much of the way. The downhill is worth the effort of the climb. As long as you know how to duck under low hanging trees.

Heading from 7-11 you ride north to Hauula Homestead Road. Turn left towards the mountains and ride all the way to the end of the street. Hauula Homestead Road forks off to the left but go straight ahead. You will run into a yellow gate that you can ride past. 30 yards further you will run into another gate, no need to dismount, just ride around it. You will ride on a paved trail for a hundred yards or so before you see the signs for Hauula Loop Trail on your right.

Once on the trail you soon come to a small creek to cross. Get past this and start your climb to the fork in the trail that begins the loop. Either way is ridable. Riding clockwise leads you to a pretty intense climb with a long mellow downhill. Riding counter-clockwise gives you a longer but more mellow climb with a shorter, technical downhill.

Pedestrian traffic is pretty much limited to locals hiking the trail for exercise and is fairly light but always keep on the lookout.

There is not much parking at the trail head. Parking on Kamehameha Hwy near 7-11 is probably the best bet. It's only about half a mile to the trail from there.

source: MTB Hawaii
Access Info

I recommend parking on Kam Hwy near the 7-11 and not at the trail head. Google directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CGB9u

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More Stats for Hauula Loop Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    194 ft
  • Altitude min
    54 ft
  • Altitude max
    687 ft
  • Altitude start
    54 ft
  • Altitude end
    248 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.3 miles
  • Distance down
    4,907 ft
  • Distance flat
    541 ft
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Hauula Loop Trail Trail Reports

May 22, 2016 @ 12:29am
May 22, 2016
One big tree down over the trail but you can get under it without much trouble. Trail is pretty muddy and slippery in spots.
Mar 23, 2016 @ 10:19am
Mar 23, 2016
Wet with the usual muddy sections. Enough to make it challenging but not enough to make it enjoyable.
Feb 6, 2016 @ 12:27pm
Feb 6, 2016
Trails in good shape, no trees down. Mostly dry but the regular muddy spots are pretty muddy.
Feb 4, 2016 @ 1:04pm
Feb 4, 2016
Drying out nicely but still a few muddy spots.
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Hauula Loop Trail Oahu Hawaii
2:50 | 210 | Sep 18, 2013 Hauula Loop Trail, Hauula

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