Most people don’t realize there’s a bike path that runs from the Halawa landing near the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor’s Center and ends in Waipahu.
But it’s there. And it’s definitely a hidden gem in Central Oahu.
I first heard about it when I was a reporter covering the area. The Friends of the Pearl Harbor Historic Trail had envisioned a multi-use shoreline path that would run 18.6 miles from Halawa Landing to Nanakuli. The goal was to reinvigorate the community, upgrade the existing path, improve the environment, and create economic opportunities for area businesses. Maybe the old railway could reopen and take visitors along the coastline, stopping at various shops and eateries in the area.
It was a great goal — but expensive and not a high-priority project for the state. I’m not sure what’s happened to the plan.
So we decided to bike down the path over the weekend, just to see what it was like. And honestly, we were pleasantly surprised.
Here’s what our bike ride looked like: