What to do in Kea'iwa Heiau State Recreation Area

Kea'iwa Heiau State Recreation Area lies in the Honolulu area, north of Pearl Harbor. It encompasses 385 acres of forested land. The recreation area provides access to both natural and cultural attractions all within close proximity to the city.

The site protects a variety of natural and cultural resources including: a eucalyptus forest, guava trees, an ohia lehua and the remains of an heiau ho'ola, where healers trained. Specimens of medicinal plants are on display.

A campground is available for overnight tent camping. It is safe and the gates are locked at night by a caretaker.

A 4.8 mile loop trail is available for some hardy hiking. The trail leads along ridges and offers some beautiful views of Pearl Harbor and central O'ahu. It is popular with moutain bikers.

Additional facilities in the park include a picnic pavilion, picnic tables, showers and restrooms.

Recreation
This is an excellent place to camp near Honolulu. Hiking, picnicking viewing the historic sites and exploring are also very popular within this reserve.

Location
This park lies west of Honolulu and north of Pearl Harbor. It is accessible from the H1 and lies at the end of Aiea Heights Drive.

Climate
The climate is pleasantly mild on O'ahu throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island.

Address
P.O. Box 621
1151 Punchbowl Street, 131
Honolulu, HI 96809

Phone: 808-587-0300


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