2 miles
Distance
487 ft
Climb
-1,115 ft
Descent
01:23:15
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Peacock Flats
    Mokuleia, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Global Ranking
    #8269 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    State of Hawaii

It takes some serious effort to get to the Kuaokala Ridge Trail but it's absolutely worth it. The trail is technical, full of amazing scenery and just downright fun. To get to the ridge you'll need to put on some miles and get your climb on!

source: MTB Hawaii
Access Info

Most folks access the trail at the Kealia/Kuaokala Ridge Trail junction.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Kuaokala Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -628 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,282 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,934 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,910 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,282 ft
  • Grade
    -5.038%
  • Grade max
    -59.438%
  • Grade min
    54.712%
  • Distance climb
    3,777 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    63 ft
  • Avg time
    01:23:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:21
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Status:
on Mar 31, 2017
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Kuaokala Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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      Mar 31, 2017 @ 8:54pm
      Mar 31, 2017
      Great trail and only one tree down, can ride under or around
      Oct 19, 2016 @ 3:14pm
      Oct 19, 2016
      Very overgrown. At points it was almost impossible to tell where the trail was so we treked ahead to check before continuing on bike.
      Feb 27, 2016 @ 5:31pm
      Feb 27, 2016
      Overall great conditions, wet in a few areas but nothing to stop you from having a good time.
      Feb 13, 2016 @ 1:02pm
      Feb 13, 2016
      Trail was in awesome condition. No branches or trees in the way. I was able to ride pretty much everything. A must in Hawaii!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Jan 27, 2016 @ 2:04pm
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      Jul 17, 2014 @ 6:20pm
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      Jul 17, 2014 @ 6:19pm
      Jul 17, 2014
      Kuaokala Ridge Trail

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Peacock Flats Full Loop
      21 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag a-line (Feb 13, 2016 at 13:01)
       I went up the wrong way so I had to climb lots steeper sections with my bike on the side. I decided to continue climbing up until the beginning of the loop (end of the jeep road). I don't think I missed much by not climbing by the jeep road. There's a way to cut to the beginning of the ridge loop if you're coming the wrong way. Total distance that way was about 14 miles (23.3 km) and 3600 ft. (1100m) ups and down (from Strava stats).

      The loop section on the ridge of the mountain was simply mind blowing. It's really world-class mountain biking. I took me about 4.5 hours but I stopped lots of times to take some pictures and videos. Make sure your brake pads are fine for this, because I completely destroyed mine during trail. Bring lots of water and some food if you can. Also, make sure to bring your phone with Trailforks installed. I looked at the trails about 50 times to make sure I didn't get lost (first time doing it and I was alone).

      The combination of DH/AM/XC was perfect. Every single pedal stroke was worth it.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag pahikua HMBA (Feb 29, 2016 at 15:36)
       Haha stoked you liked it. Also, you didn't miss anything not climbing up the fireroad on the other side, it can be miserable...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag a-line (Mar 6, 2016 at 15:10)
       I bet it can be. Thank you for the incredible trails!
      [Reply]

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