Bellows Loop Trail

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This is a great trail for families! It’s stroller/runner/hiker/biker friendly and only 2.8 miles long. It’s also flat and shady for about 50% of the trail. There are many options to dive back to the main road if you find that you can’t do the whole loop. After hiking, enjoy the enormous playground and beautiful beach with panoramic views of the Ko’olau Range. There is also a Keneke’s snack bar on site – what could be better? Note: the Bellows Air Force Station is a military base, closed to the general public. For more information on the base, visit the Bellows AFS website.

Trailhead: Bellows Loop Trail starts just opposite the Registration building. Follow signs to “Registration” and “Beach,” park in the lot and ask for a map at the front desk. When you exit the building, look just left down the main road and you’ll see a map at the start of the trailhead.

Treachery: none (wow!)
Shade: about half the trail is shady and there are nice groves of ironwoods with soft sand trails.
Lunch spot: The playground or snack bar at the start of the trail. Or the beach, of course!
Exercise: Great for trail-running (or walking) with a jogging stroller (beware of some sandy parts – if you want to jog, bring a dedicated jogging stroller or all-terrain type stroller with larger wheels). The kids will get good exercise on the trail and the playground. There is no climbing, though, for those kids who enjoy a good, steep hike.

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