3 miles
Distance
314 ft
Climb
-2,226 ft
Descent
00:46:10
Avg time

Kealia Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Peacock Flats
    Mokuleia, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #14233 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Kealia Trail is the gnarliest downhill trail on Oahu. Rocky, tight switchbacks, cliffs, prepare to be tested. It's also a popular hiking trail so be sure to yield and be polite. Most of the hikers are stoked to see mountain bikers and can't believe anyone would be crazy enough to ride it.

source: MTB Hawaii
Access Info

You can access it quickly by parking at the Dillingham Airfield Tower. Most folks reach it by riding around the ridge and coming down it from the top.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Kealia Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,912 ft
  • Altitude min
    10 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,927 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,922 ft
  • Altitude end
    10 ft
  • Grade
    -11.107%
  • Grade max
    -99.141%
  • Grade min
    65.93%
  • Distance climb
    2,206 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    672 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:22
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Status:
on Feb 4, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Kealia Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 2:31pm
      Feb 4, 2020
      All clear
      Dec 28, 2019 @ 11:00pm
      Dec 28, 2019
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 12:01pm
      Aug 18, 2019
      Death grip it, it’s mostly just exposed eroded rocks
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 9:34pm
      Mar 10, 2018
      Jan 8, 2018 @ 6:51pm
      Jan 8, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      • 0 rides
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      • 39 rides
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      Photos

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      Feb 6, 2020 @ 1:27am
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      Feb 6, 2020 @ 1:27am
      Feb 6, 2020
      516 |
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 2:04pm
      Jan 7, 2018
      376 |
      Feb 21, 2017 @ 12:57am
      Feb 21, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Peacock Flats Full Loop
      21 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag simkin (Mar 15, 2017 at 22:13)
       Fun trail, awesome views. Lots of crazy exposure and sharp hairpin bends on even sharper exposed rocks. Lots of gnarly, technical bits leading into the corners, but nothing that can't be walked around if you're so inclined. Main feature/hazard? Hikers. It's barely wide enough in some spots to pass, so you have to practice some good etiquette. The feeder roads to get to the start of this are fun, but can be hilariously slick with any sort of rainfall. So, I guess they're always slick? It was good fun on a rented AM bike for someone more used to the BC north shore.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rsalb (May 8, 2020 at 10:54)
       This is 7.6 miles going basically up the whole way. The first section is switchbacks all inclined, narrow and rocks. It’s barely rideable and we had to carry our bikes most of the way. The second section that heads inland and straight is mostly these super inclined hills dirt hills which can be rideable depending on your level. We could only ride 50% because some of the hills were almost 30 degrees inclined.
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      • + 0
      flag Rsalb (May 8, 2020 at 10:58)
       Couldn’t finish my last comment. Although it’s just insane it was still an adventure! We couldn’t ride down this way due to the switchbacks and rocks and so we went down to the mokuleai trail. Would recommend any bikers to come up mokuleai if you want to do the loop of kuaokala ridge.
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