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Aiea Loop Trial

Hawaii > Oahu > Central
Summary
Length4.5 mi
Elev. Gain800 ft
Difficulty2 / 5
Rating9 / 10
TypeView
The Aiela Loop Trail is still a common favorite among hiking enthusiasts. At the very beginning of the trail, you will be met with an interesting variety of the flora of the island - eucalyptus, Norforlk and even the strawberry guava tress that grow in abundance here. If you are hiking during the summer, you can enjoy the tangy fruits of these trees.

The trail rises steeply upwards to a rocky clearing, from where you can get a good view of the city. After you cross the exposed ridgeline, you will come across a pair of electricity towers, before reaching another clearing from where you can view the entire mountain range.

Soon along the trail you will come across the Puu Uau, marked by the native Ohia and Koa tress. On the right you will reach a path that leads to the Koolau mountain range and the Aiea Ridge. However, you should keep following the trail. The path forks after reaching a corridor of pines. You should take the right path. Near the end of the trail, you will come across three steep switchbacks and a small and somewhat dry stream.
Users
Hikers

Best time to go
May to August

Cost
None

Maps
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Hike Featured In...
Best Hiking Trips in Hawaii
By Pamela Wright
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 23.916' N
157° 54.02' W

Driving Directions:
Take the left from H-1 freeway and keep on Highway 78, while taking the Hakawa Stadium exit. You will then have to turn right on Aiea heights drive and follow the road to the upper parking lot.
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Weather Report for Aiea, HI
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers. Lows 64 to 76. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 77.8° F
Relative Humidity: 70%
Pressure: 29.99"
Dew Point: 67.0° F

Winds from the ESE at 8.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:12 AM
Sunset: 6:55 PM
Weather reported from Mililani Town, Mililani, HI (KHIMILIL9)
Forecast
Thursday
Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 71 to 88. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 64 to 76. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday
Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 71 to 88. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 64 to 76. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 8/23/2017 6:42 PM
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