3 miles
Distance
314 ft
Climb
-2,226 ft
Descent
00:52:14
Avg time

Kealia Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Peacock Flats
    Mokuleia, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14233 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 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.

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
    00:52:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:04
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Status:
on Aug 18, 2019
Dry
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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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  • Photos
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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
  • 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

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 26 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      151 |
      Jan 22, 2018 @ 9:39am
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      126 |
      Jan 22, 2018 @ 9:38am
      Jan 22, 2018
      323 |
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 2:04pm
      Jan 7, 2018
      278 |
      Feb 21, 2017 @ 12:57am
      Feb 21, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Peacock Flats Full Loop
      21 miles

      1 Review & 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.
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