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Kealia Trail And Access Road

Hawaii > Oahu > Leeward
Summary
Length6 mi
Elev. Gain1900 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating8 / 10
TypeView
The Kealia Trail and Access Road is located behind the Dillingham Airfield and Glider port. For most of the trail, the path follows an exposed ridgeline. Always make it a point to carry an extra bottle of water when you hike in this trail.

A succession of 14 switchbacks would elevate you towards the cliff. The switchbacks are quite long, but they are not really steep. This climb ends at a small grove of ironwood tress, where you will also find a gully. A small covered picnic table is also found at this point. The trail then meanders through a wide dirt path with Silk Oaks and Christmas berry shrubs. As you walk, the trail can steeply rise and fall a number of times.

Near the 1,600 feet mark, you will find the trail ascending steeply through a forest of Cook Pine Trees, till you reach a clearing that will offer you a great view of the North Shore. The road splits somewhere after this point, but you should keep walking straight.
In the turnaround point, you will come across the Kuaokala Public Hunting Area with a bullet ridden sign declaring itself. After a longer steep climb, you should reach the true summit, from where you can enjoy a great view of the Ohikilolo Ridge, the Waianae mountain range and the Makua Valley.
Users
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Best time to go
April, May and August 8 am to 11 am

Cost
None

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 34.582' N
158° 12.451' W

Driving Directions:
Take Highway 2 freeway towards Wahiawa to Route 99. When you pass the Schofield Barracks, you should go straight towards Waialua. Drive towards the Dillngham Airfield and park near the control tower. To reach the trail, you need to follow the road to your left.
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Weather Report for Waialua, HI
Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs around 81. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 79.5° F
Relative Humidity: 61%
Pressure: 30.15"
Dew Point: 68.1° F

Winds from the NE at 3.6 mph gusting to 6.3 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.04"

Sunrise: 6:04 AM
Sunset: 6:56 PM
Weather reported from KH6DK, Aiea, HI (KHIAIEA5)
Forecast
Tonight
Mostly clear. Isolated showers after midnight. Lows 65 to 70. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday
Sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 81. North winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Lows 63 to 70. East winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday
Partly sunny. Scattered showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Light winds becoming north around 10 mph in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/26/2017 9:26 AM
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