Mililani Trail - Trail, Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii

Mililani Trail - Trail, Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii

DESCRIPTION

Mililani is a network of trails. There is fast single track through california grass, rooty singletrack through guava forests, fire roads, whoop-de-doos, nice downhill stretches ("Widow Maker")and grueling climbs. From the top trails there are great views of central Oahu from the Waianae Mountains to Diamond Head. All the trails link together and are also used by motorcyclists, so watch out. During wet weather the trails become muddy and dangerous.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 06, 2010]
ironstalin
Weekend Warrior

This is a must trail when vacationing in Oahu. Not much fun when wet but I did love this one even in the rain. I would love to redo it when it's dry. If possible find someone to go with, otherwise you could get lost. Check out this trail, you won't regret. Mostly XC, not very technical and very enjoyable.

Customer Service

Went with few locals for the fear of being lost. Thanks alot guys :). Bus #62 from Waikiki

Similar Products Used:

St. Louise

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 20, 2007]
David
Weekend Warrior

Mililani has always been an illegal trail network on private property so actually shouldn't appear on this website. The area had a really nice network of challenging gulch trails formerly kept clear by dirt bikes, and the landowners made little effort to discourage cyclists other than posting keepout signs to limit landowner liability. The surrounding lands are currently slated for housing development, and the owners have erected fences, blocked much of the access for dirt bikes, and increased security patrols. The lower area along the H-2 is still accessible and has some nice trails. The upper areas also can be reached for a great downhill run along a ridge.

Customer Service

Park cars in the warehouse area near Costco and ride bikes across the freeway on Ka Uka Blvd. For the lower area, lift bikes through bars by a chain link gate and ride up a gravel road to a trail along the H-2. Down a steep slope, interesting trails branch out in various directions in the forested gulch. For the upper ridge trail, probably best to head up the road to a prison facility, climbing through an agricultural gate at a bend in the road before reaching the prison facility. Then follow the long dirt road to the top, find a somewhat hidden access to the nice ridge route back down. And if security catches you, it's just a short trip to the prison, and not good PR for mountain bicycling.

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I'd recommend skipping Mililani and heading up to the North shore to the Kahuku motorcycle park just beyond Sunset Beach. A legal area with a $3 per bike entry fee, nicely maintained, one-way perimeter trail with challenging downhill runs. A variety of side trails. Yield right of way to dirt bikes as they may not see or hear you.

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1
VALUE
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3
[Jun 12, 2007]
VRsixty
Weekend Warrior

Today was was the first time riding in this area. I rode across the freeway and about 1/8 mi. down the road on the left, squeezed through a broken fence & took a semi-paved (gravel) trail uphill. Nearing the top, the gravel trail turned into a nice dirt single-track running parallel with the H-2 freeway. I just followed the orange ribbon marked trail & ended up right next to the Memorial park. I continued on and ended up about 1/8 mi. away from my starting point. I don't think this trail is part of the "Mililani Trails" that is being reviewed, but I had fun there, and would ride again.

Customer Service

Follow the orange ribbons :) .

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 14, 2006]
Alice
Weekend Warrior

Every single trail was completely closed because it is now all private property. There are signs posted all along the road that say no bicyclist or paintballers. The trails are closed off with locked gates.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Dec 19, 1998]
derrick

Mixed singletrack and Fire roads.

Customer Service

From 1992.5 to 1994.75 rode at least once every two weeks. Remember it as one of my favorites in Hawaii. Watch out for the pinapple security 4x4's. I began my rides from mililani through some illegal trails. Don't know or can't remember any other way, since most of my rides began with a hangover.

Similar Products Used:

Peacock Flats & Tantalus if its still around.

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[May 30, 1999]
rob

great variety includin singletrack, make your heart jump into your throat downhills (thus the name Widow Maker), jeep road and very technical sections as well.
like i stated earlier...multitue of forks that lead i have no idea where. do ride in good weather as the jungle areas stays wet for awhile if rained upon.

this trail has just enough of everything and a not to short not to long length (approx 15 miles). this trail is just pure fun to ride...make sure you bring a lot of water...you WILL bake.

Customer Service

endless trial system...don't go there by yourself the first time, you will get lost...people recommend "Mango Trail" and "Widow Maker"

Similar Products Used:

Manana Trail, Aiea loop trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 13, 1999]
ralph

illegal trail

Customer Service

don't you know this is private property. this trail is illegal to ride. ride at your own risk

OVERALL
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3
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 06, 2000]
anne

All in all a great mix of cross country, a bit of technical and lots of red mud. Probably couldn't go alone; way too many places to get lost.

Customer Service

I went with three locals, so I had no idea where I was. I recall mention of Mango, and tall grass, good woods stuff with roots, some steep short climbs.

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Not the same area, but great morning spent in the hills above Kahuki(sp?) sugar mill. Tons of options, great downhills, tough climbs, and rollercoaster hills (reminded me of Slickrock).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 22, 2000]
xerxes

Great when dry. Just a big red mud pit when wet. This is the only real free cross country ride I know of on this island that isn't just a long singletrack (like the Maunawili Trail). The other free rides are mostly vertical, steep, rooty and technical and not rideable uphill for any great distance except by true hammerheads and pros; especially with our wet valley weather. Mililani has the best free ride on the island for novice to expert riders with no hassle or crowd. Just don't get lost and tell someone where you're going. Athough this is technically not an open trail, no one cares. We go all the time and have never been hassled nor has anyone we've met on the trail, dirt bikers included. The owners just want everyone to be responsible for their own safety, or so I was told by a person that should know. Nothing official, mind you, just a look the other way policy. One last hint. It is customary that when you enter the realm of the paintballers (you'll know by the stains everywhere), you yell out your presence ("mountain bikers") so you don't get shot by accident. They are all friendly so just ride through quickly and leave them to the wars. Almost no chance you'll run into hikers, but dirt bikers may run into you. Keep your ears open. Doesn't get five stars because of the heat (hydration system a must if you spend any time up there), lack of more scenery (except for the back end), and the California grass which tears up your legs and arms when you ride it and leaves them full of tiny itching slivers that look like tiny hairs coming out of your skin. Folk cure is to bath in warm water to open the pores and gently rub out with a towel with the grain of the slivers. Best way is to prevent with long protective moto gear. Too hot for comfort though.

Customer Service

We like to take the last iron gate to the left near the prison. Then right up a winding double track through California grass. This leads to jeep trail/road all the way up to the upper singletrack. We take the left at the fork at the top which takes you to a great lookout area. From there you can go back down to the left for awesome forrest technical singletrack, or go left up the trail for open trail romping down fast singletrack snaking over under and through washed out ditches. The first time we went through this at top speed (not knowing any better). Needless to say we were totally pumped. Imagine going full tilt boogie down the side of a crevice and bunny hopping to the other side to follow the best path down with five screaming madmen chomping on your heels/wheels. Route can then take you through deep forest or the same way you came up. The deep forest way is to the left and will take you to the main road. The right trail will take you out the way you came in. This seems easiest to me sinced it is basically a big circle around the perimeter. You'll know that you took the correct way up if you end up at the playgroung with the whoop de doos near the top.

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Manana Trail: rowdy fast descent after fairly doable uphill grind. Go as far up as you dare turn around and blaze back. Very technical, but fast. Unforgettable views not to be missed even if you just hike it. Watch for pedestrians and don't try it when it's wet; way too rooty, off camber, and slick for fast fun descending in those conditions.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 16, 2000]
cw

love this trail. when it's dry, it's one of the most fun trails in Hi. The single track from the top is awesome! Do it with a bunch of friends and you'll all be screaming on the way down.This is private property so tread lightly. My brother was one of the first dirt bikers to ride this place (back in the early '60s).Now I know what I was missing.

Customer Service

mango

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RATING
5
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