People in Hawaii enjoy getting out doors. Study after study have put Hawaii towards the top in states with the longest lifespans. It is no wonder. The warm tropical climate encourages everyone of all ages to get out and exercise. The most obvious choice is surfing, but we have many other options.
The mountains around Oahu are stunning. The verdant green Koolau mountains and the Waianae range with its drier and rockier terrain offer vast different experiences. These two mountain ranges offer many opportunities for hiking, exploring and mountain bike riding.
Living near one or more of the trails can mean a wonderful source of exercise and enjoyment more regularly. Taking advantage of neighbor trails, especially challenging ones that can continue to have a thrill.
Here are 3 great mountain bike trails on Oahu and nearby homes for sale.
Wiliwilinui Trail is a ridge trail at the back of Waianae Iki on the east side of the island. At the top of the neighborhood is a gated community called Waianae Iki V. People driving here must get a special parking pass at the guard gate. However, living close by the trail head means being able to enjoy a mountain bike excursion on a daily basis.
This home on 1956 Laukai Street is located within this gated community and not too far from he start of the trail. This 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bath home with 19,249 square feet of land has expansive views out towards the ocean and Diamond Head. This home built in 1987 was designed by Hal Whittaker together with architect Lew Ingleson. With high vaulted ceilings and lots of glass it really brings the outside in doors. This is a wonderful spot. Asking price $3.15mil
The Maunawili Trail is on the Windward side of Oahu, just above Kailua and Waimanalo. Many start at a look out off of one of the hairpin turns on the Pali Hwy right. The trail is long and has incredible views over windward Oahu. You can park at the top and travel down, or for extra challenges you can begin at the bottom and work your way up and then down. With such a long trail, it can hardly get boring or mundane.
The trail winds down to either Maunawili Falls and back to that trail or to continue down to the back of Waimanalo. The trail starts off of Waikupanaha street. Homes near here are typically on larger pieces of land because this is a more agricultural area. The rich soil and regular rains allow for large crop production. It is a quiet rural area.
41-2100 Waikupanaha Street in Waimanalo on Oahu is just a short distance away from he start for he lower end of the trail. This home built in 1989 has 3 bedrooms and 4 baths with 32,225 square feet of land. This gated home is truly for family that want to live int he country. The house has a large gourmet kitchen and open floor plan. High open beam ceilings with skylights to let in much light. Nestled against the majestic Koolau mountains, this is a peaceful place to call home. Asking price of $1,888,000.
Peacock Kealia Trail
The Peacock Kealia Trail is on the North Shore is a loop trail and there are 2 options a 14-mile and a 21-mile ride in the hills behind Gillingham Airfield. This trail has stunning views out over Mokuleia and out towards Kana Point. This is a challenging ride, but definitely worth it. The views are outstanding. Afterwards cool off with a swim at Mokualeia Beach. Being out in the country the closest homes are some distance away. Fortunately there are several options that are on or just near the beach.
68-003 Luau Paina Place in Mokuleia, Waialua, is located not too far away from the airfield. This is a larger beachfront property. With a main house and a guest house with a total of 4 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths. This property is located off of Farrington highway and the end of a cup-de-sac. This is a beautiful oasis with indoor, outdoor living. Perfect home for getting away from it all. Asking price is $2,750,000.