Cycling Peacock Flats (Mokuleia Forest Reserve Access Road)
Ride 3.6 miles to elevation 1,505’ gaining 1,495’ at 7.9%
View north to the North Shore community of Mokulēia
This climb is in the North Shore area of Oahu, only 20 miles from Oahu, but traffic could extend an otherwise 30 minute drive to an hour-plus so keep that in mind in selecting a start time for the cycling trip.
There is plenty of parking at the entrance to the Reserve Access Road. We encountered many hikers, but no other cyclists on our climb. There is no public vehicle traffic on the narrow road, but do be careful as there are many sharp turns and you will likely encounter several service vehicles along the route. We are in a tropical setting for the first part of the climb which does open up for a bit along upper portion of the route which gives us great views of the north shore behind us to the north.
Start of the climb - heading into the mountains behind John
Markers every ½ mile
Roadway surface and traffic: There is very little traffic on this climb. The roadway is paved all the way but a bit rough in spots. Overall, no problems with the road or traffic on this climb.
The climb is also referred to as Peacock Flats:
“Peacock Flats via Mokuleia Access Road is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waialua, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.” AllTrails.com
Plenty of parking on Farrington Highway.