Aiea Loop Trail at Keaiwa Helau State Park - Oahu - Intentional Travelers
Aiea Loop Trail on Oahu | Intentional Travelers

Aiea Loop Trail at Keaiwa Helau State Park – Oahu

Despite being a good 4.8 miles long, the Aiea Loop Trail is actually one of the least strenuous hikes we’ve done on Oahu. Taking the loop clockwise, the primarily shaded trail remains relatively flat until it dips into a bit of a valley during the last third of the hike. Like many other trails on the island, it’s important to watch your footing among the knobby tree roots and occasionally muddy patches.Aiea-Loop-Trail-10





The Keaiwa Helau State Park also boasts over a dozen geocaches, most of which are along the Aiea Loop Trail. If you have some time to spare, searching for a few geocaches can be a fun way to add another dimension to your hike (check out our intro post on geocaching if you have no idea what we’re talking about). We found 6 of the 7 caches we attempted, including the very first cache every placed in Hawaii and some creative ones, like this bird’s nest!


We really enjoyed this hike because of the peaceful setting. And we marveled at many of the impressive trees in the park.Aiea Loop Trail on Oahu | Intentional Travelers


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  • Kris
    Posted at 10:24h, 03 March Reply

    Looks amazing! And I love the bird’s nest geocache 🙂

    • IntentionalTravelers
      Posted at 11:21h, 03 March Reply

      Yeah I thought it was pretty cool too. There was supposed to be another one on the same loop with a larger, fake bird hidden off the trail but we coudn’t find it…

  • Writing to Freedom
    Posted at 17:35h, 03 March Reply

    The top photo is beautiful. Looks like your’e enjoying paradise!

  • AdamCharles
    Posted at 04:41h, 04 March Reply

    I’ve been geocaching for years, i’ve never come across one like that bird’s nest. thats so cool!

    • IntentionalTravelers
      Posted at 08:34h, 04 March Reply

      It was pretty cool. And just far enough off the path to not be noticed by muggles, of course.

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