Maui

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22 mi 35 km of trail 5 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 7 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/

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Kojima's Sushi Cute place! Nice people. Kids enjoyed it. Byob
81 Makawao Ave, Makawao HI — (808) 573-2859
Market Fresh Bistro Locally-sourced food. Breakfast here is spot on. Try the in-house sausage – it's great!
T. Komoda Store and Bakery 1st trip: love the guava masalda, danish twist, dinner rolls, macadamia nut stick donut
3674 Baldwin Ave, Makawao HI — (808) 572-7261
Nuka Amazing food! Edamame is to die for. Salmon sushi, best I've ever had, miso soup INCREDIBLE. And... The have MOCHI!
Baked on Maui Bring your dog! Free puppy treats and always a water bowl.
Coconut's Fish Cafe Fish. Tacos. To. Die. For. Share! The portions are huge and yummy!
Eskimo Candy Order the poke. And then come back everyday and repeat.
2665 Wai Wai Pl, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-5686
Shaka Sandwiches & Pizza Pizza by the slice! I always stop here after the beach. Sit on South Kihei road and watch people watch
1770 S. Kihei Rd., Kīhei HI — (808) 874-0331
Stewart's Burgers They have veggie burgers
1819 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-0497
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Line up early on Sundays and Mondays for 50% off food ordered before 6pm.
Kihei Caffe Cash only!!!!!!
1945 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-2230
maui fish and chips A+ fried fish. And we have lived in London. Great mahi
Cafe @ La Plage Cozy place, great for breakfast- Maui onion bagel is a must
2395 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 875-7668
Sushi Bar Koiso Unbelievably delicious! Hiro makes perfect sushi! Scallop was phenomenal as was the uni. Definitely call ahead for a reservation.
2395 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 875-8258
Maui Thai Bistro Just very good Thai food and great service
2439 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 874-5605
Maui Tacos Order the Maui Tacos or a Hookipa burrito. Add "Hula Heat" salsa.
2411 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-5005
Da Kitchen Express Three-item combo (kahlua pork, chicken katsu, and teriyaki beef) is a LOT of food, and can feed several people (adult and kids). Great deal, and very tasty too!
2439 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 875-7782
Cafe O'Lei Bring a sweater! A little chilly
2439 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 891-1368
S&Q's Coffee & Shave Ice Shack Tables: Gross. Shave ice: Delicious.
2439 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 344-6598
Cinnamon Roll Fair best caramel rolls on maui!
2463 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-5177

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.

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6.6 mi 10.6 km
#1 Skyline
Kēōkea, HI
6.6 mi 10.6 km Kēōkea, HI
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Dry
87 days ago
1.8 mi 2.9 km
#2 Mamane
Kēōkea, HI
1.8 mi 2.9 km Kēōkea, HI
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees
87 days ago
2.5 mi 4.1 km
#3 Kahakapao West
Makawao, HI
2.5 mi 4.1 km Makawao, HI
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1.9 mi 3.0 km
#4 Pineapple Express
Makawao, HI
1.9 mi 3.0 km Makawao, HI
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0.5 mi 0.8 km
#5 Ravine
Makawao, HI
0.5 mi 0.8 km Makawao, HI
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Kēōkea, HI
4.6 mi 7.3 km Kēōkea, HI
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees
87 days ago
2.5 mi 4.1 km
#7 Kahakapao East
Makawao, HI
2.5 mi 4.1 km Makawao, HI
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1.3 mi 2.1 km
#8 Renegade
Makawao, HI
1.3 mi 2.1 km Makawao, HI
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0.2 mi 0.4 km
#9 Tweener
Makawao, HI
0.2 mi 0.4 km Makawao, HI
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