9 miles
1,539 ft
-1,525 ft
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  • Riding area
    Pupukea Trails
    Pupukea, Hawaii
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    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
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    Both Directions
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What I consider to be the best cross country riding on the island. Miles of enjoyable, well maintained trails for riders of all skill levels.

Pupukea is in the same neighborhood as the West Kaunala Trail on the North Shore of O'ahu at Pupukea. Park down by the beach and ride to the trail through the Sunset Hills subdivision to add an extra climb. If you don't like riding on the pavement, there is parking at the trail head.

First off let me say, this place is a maze. It is very easy to get turned around. I had to ride it several times before I started to figure out where I was. I wouldn't recommend going alone, bring a buddy and a phone.

The trail is well maintained. Thanks to whoever is out there cutting, digging and putting up all the signs. Overall the trail is not to technical but enough to keep you interested. It varies a lot as well. Smooth single track in the trees, open bowl areas, some steady climbs, smooth flowing downhills, jeep road, a little bit of everything. You can get on your bike at Pupukea and ride for hours and hours without ever getting off. The trails crisscross so much that you can pretty much pick your route as you go, changing it to suit your fancy.

When I want to pretend I know how to ride cross country, this is my place.

source: MTB Hawaii
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Google directions: https://goo.gl/maps/QqXWU

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More Stats for Pupukea Trails/Sunset Hills mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    14 ft
  • Altitude min
    285 ft
  • Altitude max
    802 ft
  • Altitude start
    384 ft
  • Altitude end
    398 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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on Jul 23, 2017
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Pupukea... Trail Reports

Jul 23, 2017 @ 9:59pm
Jul 23, 2017
Rode the whole trail network yesterday, dry and nice, a couple of downed trees across Elbo trail making for a short hike-a-bike around them.
May 21, 2017 @ 5:18pm
May 21, 2017
Feb 18, 2017 @ 2:46pm
Feb 18, 2017
Great set of trails along here
Dec 11, 2016 @ 6:21pm
Dec 11, 2016
Dec 11, 2016 @ 6:21pm
Dec 11, 2016
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Jul 15, 2017 @ 7:44am
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Mar 18, 2017 @ 7:21am
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Oct 12, 2016 @ 3:17pm
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