Mokuleia & Kuaokala Firebreak Roads

Mokuleia & Kuaokala Firebreak Roads
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Phone (808) 973-9782
Address Mokuleia Trail, Waialua, HI 96791
Unpaved, dirt roads high up in the mountains on the west side of Oahu.

• General: Cost: Free • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 5-8 Miles • Hiking: Level: Difficult • Hiking: Major Elevation Changes
• Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Vehicle Activities: Biking

Mokuleia & Kuaokala Firebreak Roads are unpaved dirt roads located in the Waialua area of O'ahu. The out and back style trail is 6 miles long (one way) and has elevation gains of around 500 feet.

The roads connect the Waianae (west) side to the Mokuleia (north) side of the island and allow four wheel drive vehicles access to the Peacock Flats campgrounds, hunting areas, Kealia Trail, as well as the Kuaokala Trail. Note that these are not well maintained roads, this level of offroading is only for those who know what they're doing, and extreme caution is advised. On that note of safety, be sure to read up on Hiking Safety & Essentials before heading out.

The west side of the trail starts near the Waianae coast of O'ahu in the Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station, right behind Keawa'ula Beach (Yokohama Beach), and requires a permit to access as well as a four wheel drive vehicle.

Once you get through the first guard shack (where they'll check your permit) you'll work your way up the mountain and reach an intersection with a second guard shack on the left. From there, turn right at the stop sign and drive past the tracking station and the road will curve left.

When you reach the next intersection you'll find a parking area which is used for the Kuaokala Trail which shares a trailhead with Mokuleia & Kuaokala Firebreak Roads.