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Level: Intermediate
Length: 35 mi (56.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +322/309 ft
Total: 49 riders
 

Mountain Biking Pupukea Trail

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#1 of 33 mountain bike trails in Hawaii
#360 in the world

A Tough "show me what you are made of climb" that is an amazing descent worth ever lung searing pedal stroke up. 14 Miles total, bring an energy bar 'cuz this one is gonna break you.

First added by supermike21008000 on May 11, 2020. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
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From Kamehameha Hwy turn onto Pupukea Road (by the food mart.) travel to the top of the road until you see a boy scout camp and riding stables. The trail is gate right in the middle, about 200 yards up the road. Park on the shoulder away from the gates.
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Q: Are motocross bikes ok
A: No motorized vehicles. But as the above answer mentioned, there is an awesome Motocross track with miles of additional trails just several miles away, Kahuku Motocross.

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  • Kirby Lyford
    *****

    So.Much.Fun. Really amazing and unique trail system on the North Shore. I wish I could have spent days riding here.

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  • cgotravel
    ****

    Slippery during our rainy ride due to pine needles and tree roots but still a good time. The views of the North Shore and the WWII pillbox bunkers make the ride memorable. Cgotravel@hotmail.com if you need more info or pix

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  • John Fisch
    ****

    Interesting trail system with lots of options and plenty of variety. Confusing at times and it takes multiple rides to learn your way around. The piney areas shed water well, but the rest, especially in the valleys, turns to unrideable slick muck with just a little moisture.

    The climbs really aren't that bad and this is a relatively easy place to earn some vertical for some exciting descents.

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  • Cortes
    *****

    Super fun track not too hard but you can still make it fun lots of roots and rocks

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  • Chris Braun
    *****

    Loved riding here. Lots of climbing and some long, fun descents. Pretty straight forward single track; nothing to twisty as the trees don't grow close together. It's easy to get lost; few trails are marked and I wasn't able to find an online trail map. Thanks to the local hiker who pointed me back out. The ground is covered with pine needles which can feel "loose" on carving turns. I would definitely ride here again. I parked at the trail head at the end of Wilinau Road.

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  • Brett Gregory
    *****

    This is the first mountain biking I've done on Oahu and I really cannot compare it to anything I have seen in CO, NY, OH, or PA. Overall, it is a very manageable trail system, with generally intermediate terrain and looping trails that all lead back to the same area. The surface ranged from sand and small rocks, to slippery dry dirt with pine needles. Some trails are as wide as roads and some are moderately narrow singletrack. Overall, very nice place to bike with a variety of riders.

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  • bmaeda12@gmail.com
    *****

    The loop and jeep road branch off in all kinds of directions. It's pretty easy to make your way back to the trail head so feel free to explore the area. There are small jumps and named single track sections that weave through the pine trees near the Boys Scout Campground, but there is a lot of slippery straw on the ground. I found a couple of steep drop-off sections and some "advanced" lines that I look forward to exploring more. Brought the gf here and she cruised the jeep road as I went exploring off the trail, and it was easy to meet up together down the end of each run.

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  • *****

    An extremely long network of trails that offer something for everyone, from 25 foot drops to casual rides with the family. I love this area.

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  • *****

    I only give this a five because this never ending network of trails offers something to every level of rider from a casual ride with the kids to 25 foot drops on your DH rig. You can ride for hours on end on all of the very well marked trails without getting bored. Along the way you can keep your mind off of the uphills by counting all of the old bath tubs.

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