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22 mi 35 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 9 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

Local Info

Maui is certainly known for water sports, but it's also a great place to take a mountain bike. With just over 10,000 feet of elevation relief, there's plenty of opportunities to pedal.

The island has a handful of good rides that can keep you busy for a few days. Start with the Kahakapao Loop in Makawao Forest Reserve to get a sampling of the red dirt and dense forest on the north shore. If you like to catch air, you can also find the Makawao Flow Trail here.

For a little more adventure, head up to the top of Haleakala. At just over 10,000 feet this dormant volcano is the starting point for the Skyline Downhill, a thrilling adventure that takes you down from Maui's highest elevations to the ocean.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Food & Drink

Maui is known as a 'foodie' paradise with plenty of fresh local fare and a plethora of amazing restaurants. From fresh baked banana bread at roadside stands to the freshest seafood served right from the ocean, it's hard not to eat well here.

Coffee: mauicoffeeroasters.com/
Localvore: marketfreshbistro.com/
Pizza: flatbreadcompany.com/
Grocery/Provisions: manafoodsmaui.com/grocery/

Visiting Tips

As part of the chain in the Hawaiian Islands, Maui experiences the typical two-season year. Winters are generally cooler and rainier while summer is usually hotter and drier.

Maui also has plenty of micro-climates with its rugged and diverse terrain. One part of the island can be bathing in sun, while another can be shrouded in misty clouds.

The Polipolio Springs area, with cinder-based soil, is better riding after some moisture and very dusty when dry.

The trails in Makawao Forest Reserve are optimal when dry and best avoided when wet.

Other Activities

Water sports and tourism are king throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Surfing, paddling and kite boarding are very popular water sports with plenty of rental equipment available.

Haleakala National Park is also a big draw and worth the drive to look inside the crater rim at 10,000+ feet.

If you just want to experience the beauty and laid back lifestyle of Maui then a drive to Hana might just do the trick. It's a long, winding and scenic road.

Recommended Routes in Maui - 4

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Favorite The upper end of Mamane has plenty of rolling, jumpy fun.
Difficult

Skyline Downhill

16.6 mi 26.7 km 100' Up 30.59 m Up 6,952' Down 2118.89 m Down

Kēōkea, HI
Favorite The lower you get on Skyline the more green you see.
Difficult

Haleakala Shuttle

17.8 mi 28.6 km 186' Up 56.81 m Up 7,043' Down 2146.63 m Down

Kēōkea, HI
Favorite Kahakapao East singeltrack through planted forest.
Intermediate

Kahakapao Loop

5.9 mi 9.5 km 956' Up 291.31 m Up 956' Down 291.26 m Down

Makawao, HI
Favorite The upper end of Mamane has plenty of rolling, jumpy fun.
Difficult

Polipoli Springs Loop

8.5 mi 13.7 km 1,260' Up 384.02 m Up 1,270' Down 387.18 m Down

Kēōkea, HI

Trails in Maui - 9

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1.9 mi 3.0 km #1Pineapple Express
Intermediate/Difficult
Makawao, HI
Intermediate/Difficult
Makawao, HI 12 
6.7 mi 10.8 km #2Skyline
Difficult
Kēōkea, HI
Difficult
Kēōkea, HI
2.5 mi 4.1 km #3Kahakapao West
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
1.8 mi 2.9 km #4Mamane
Intermediate/Difficult
Kēōkea, HI
Intermediate/Difficult
Kēōkea, HI
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5Ravine
Difficult
Makawao, HI
Difficult
Makawao, HI
4.6 mi 7.3 km #6Waipoli doubletrack
Intermediate
Kēōkea, HI
Intermediate
Kēōkea, HI
2.5 mi 4.1 km #7Kahakapao East
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
1.3 mi 2.1 km #8Renegade
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
0.2 mi 0.4 km #9Tweener
Easy
Makawao, HI
Easy
Makawao, HI

Photos of Maui - 24

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The upper end of Mamane has plenty of rolling, jumpy fun.
Mar 17, 2014 near Kēōkea, HI
Kahakapao East singeltrack through planted forest.
Mar 14, 2014 near Makawao, HI
The lower you get on Skyline the more green you see.
Mar 17, 2014 near Kēōkea, HI
Cinder Road along ridge line.
Feb 25, 2016 near Kēōkea, HI
Skyline is a lot of fun but watch out for the cinders and pumice stone!
Mar 17, 2014 near Kēōkea, HI
It's an ultra green finish on the Kahakapao Loop.
Mar 14, 2014 near Makawao, HI
Summit Building parking lot before dropping 18 miles down some 7,000 ft along Skyline, Mamane and through Poli Poli State Park on Waipoli Rd to Highway 37. Breaks for battery changes, pictures and seat adjustments. . .
Feb 28, 2016 near Kēōkea, HI
This is the start of the trail...You can see the trail in the background.
Aug 22, 2016 near Makawao, HI