2 miles
Distance
808 ft
Climb
-807 ft
Descent
00:11:49
Avg time

Hauula Loop Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Hauula
    Hauula, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #76178 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    245 ft
  • Altitude max
    676 ft
  • Altitude start
    266 ft
  • Altitude end
    267 ft
  • Grade
    0.01%
  • Grade max
    -51.958%
  • Grade min
    57.88%
  • Distance climb
    4,417 ft
  • Distance down
    4,801 ft
  • Distance flat
    488 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:45
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      Hauula Loop Trail Trail Reports

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      Mar 22, 2018 @ 11:00pm
      Mar 22, 2018
      May 25, 2017 @ 7:52pm
      May 25, 2017
      Mostly dry. One tree down from this last weekend is all. Overall in great shape.
      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.
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