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Description - 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.

Attractions - 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.

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.

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.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping This is a safe campground close to Honolulu.
ICON Hiking & Walking A 4.8 mile loop trail is available for hiking.
ICON Viewing Historic Sites Remains of an heiau ho'ola exist on site.
ICON Picnicking Picnic tables and a pavilion are available.
ICON Viewing Scenery Beautiful views are offered from the trail.

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Additional Information:
Hawaii State Parks - Hawai'i's State Park System is comprised of 52 state parks encompassing nearly 25,000 acres on the 5 major islands.
O'ahu - O'ahu lies in the middle of the Hawaiian archipelago as the third largest island within the chain. Much of the eastern portion of the island is state forest reserve land and open for public use.
O'ahu State Parks - O'ahu's state parks protect a variety of natural and historic features that support many different activities. This island maintains more state-run facilities than any of the neighboring islands.


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