2 miles
487 ft
-1,115 ft
Avg time


  • Riding Area
    Peacock Flats
    Mokuleia, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,777 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    63 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Mar 31, 2017
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to kuaokala-ridge-trail trailhead (21.550460, -158.212650)
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Kuaokala Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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

Routes with this trail

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.
  • + 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...
  • + 1
flag a-line (Mar 6, 2016 at 15:10)
 I bet it can be. Thank you for the incredible trails!

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