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Aiea Loop Trail

4.8 miles   1,230ft elevation   Loop Trail

AllTrails lists it as Moderate

Started this hike on a partly sunny day.  There are bathrooms right at the trailhead which is nice.  Several good views along the way.  It was a little wet/muddy in some places, but in reality, that is to be expected for any of the trails in Hawaii.  At one point, you cross a stream, but there is a rope to help you, in case the stream is running high and/or fast.  Overall, I enjoyed this hike.  Good hiking shoes are always a must, and removable spikes really help a lot.  The hike ends at a large picnic area.  Don't get confused.  Look for the wooden steps near the bathrooms and then walk up the road a couple hundred feet back to the trailhead.  I didn't take many pictures on the way back, as I was concentrating on not falling on my butt in a few places.

Stream crossing here.  Rope is available in case water running higher.

A welcome bench for those that need a break, with another great view!

Another nice view spot along the way


First peek out of the trees

Kinda cool tree tunnel!

A great view here.  Wish it had been sunnier!

Nice view of Highway below heading into the mountains.

Over or under?  I chose around...not that flexible lol

Another great viewpoint.

Bathroom at end of trail.  You come from the left and stairs up the hill are to the right

Walk up the road (where I am standing) back to the trailhead.

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