Hauula Loop Trail Details
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
Land ManagerState 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.
I recommend parking on Kam Hwy near the 7-11 and not at the trail head. Google directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CGB9u
Local Trail AssociationOahu Mountain Bike Ohana (omtbo.org)
More Stats for Hauula Loop Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change194 ft
Altitude min54 ft
Altitude max687 ft
Altitude start54 ft
Altitude end248 ft
Distance climb1.3 miles
Distance down4,907 ft
Distance flat541 ft
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Hauula Loop Trail Trail Reports
May 22, 2016 @ 12:29amMay 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 @ 10:19amMar 23, 2016
|Wet with the usual muddy sections. Enough to make it challenging but not enough to make it enjoyable.|
Feb 6, 2016 @ 12:27pmFeb 6, 2016
|Trails in good shape, no trees down. Mostly dry but the regular muddy spots are pretty muddy.|
Feb 4, 2016 @ 1:04pmFeb 4, 2016
|Drying out nicely but still a few muddy spots.|
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