Route: Printable Topographic Maps
A permit and four-wheel drive is needed to access this trail through the Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station Road (click here for permit application).
Mokuleia Trail goes through the Mokuleia Forest Reserve and the Pahole Natural Area Reserve (NAR), then crosses the Forest Reserve Boundary onto private land.
This trail traverses a public hunting area - hikers should exercise caution. Wear bright colored clothing and be aware that you may encounter hunters who may be hunting off trail - stay on the trail.
Please do not mountain bike on this trail - this trail is closed to mountain bikes. The Pahole NAR is a sensitive ecosystem and DOFAW is attempting to restore native vegetation that occurs in this area. Before hiking Mokuleia Trail, please check the soles of your shoes to assure that they are free of dirt and seeds. Seeds transported in this manner may inadvertently spread unwanted and invasive vegetation. There is also a boot brush provided at the trail head - please use it.
Directions: There are two ways to reach this trail.
1. This route requires a four-wheel drive and a permit to gain access through the Kaena Point Tracking Station.
From the Waianae side of O`ahu: Drive towards Kaena Point on Farrington Highway until you reach Yokohama. Turn right and check in with your permit at the security guard station (click here for permit application). Travel on the Kuoakala Access Road until you get to a paved road. Turn left until you get to the forest reserve gate. Prior to the gate, there is a road that turns right and is adjacent to the Peacock Flats camping area. This road also leads to the Mokuleia Trailhead.
2. From Mokuleia: You may also access the Mokuleia Trail on foot or with a mountain bike, via the Mokuleia Access Road. Mokuleia Access Road is closed to private vehicles. Head ewa on H-1 and take the H-2 exit, heading towards Wahiawa and Haleiwa. As the freeway ends at Schofield Barracks, continue on Route 99 north, bypassing Wahiawa. When the road forks, continue on the left forks towards Waialua (which is still Wilikina Dr. but now becomes Rte. 803). At the flashing yellow light, continue straight on Farrington Highway (Rte. 930). Continue on Farrington Highway, through the rotary, and through Mokuleia. Mountain Bikers: Always yield to hikers. Do not slide around corners or slide down the trail. Careless mountain biking damages the trail and causes erosion. If accidents are reported or damage to the trail is extreme, the trail may be closed to mountain bikers.To report problems, incidents or trail damage: Click Here
or call 808-973-9782
Trail Announcements: For Current Trail Warnings, Conditions, or Events Click Here
Hiking Safely in Hawaii Brochure: Click Here
Current Trail Maintenance Report on Facebook: Click Here
Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and
color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features
are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch
off from the public features may be on private property, and are not
managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent
landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing
and possibly putting yourself at risk.