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Kahakapao West

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 24' 7 m
Descent: -859' -262 m
High: 3,666' 1,117 m
Low: 2,827' 862 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

The west side of the Kahakapao Loop - singletrack through diverse forest.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Description

The west side Kahakapao singletrack starts at the top of the Kahakapao East trail. The route rolls out along a steep bench cut trail and then dips through a drainage below a large forest of lush ferns and eucalyptus trees with an open canopy.

After climbing a short pitch, the route continues to descend gradually through a series of turns. The forest through this side of the Kahakapao Loop tends to be more open. The trail is also a bit drier.

The trail crisscrosses an old doubletrack route so watch for the red badges on the trees to stay on the singletrack.

Kahakapao West finishes through a beautiful section of verdant green jungle filled with more ferns and moss covered rocks.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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It's an ultra green finish on the Kahakapao Loop.
Mar 14, 2014 near Makawao, HI
This is the start of the trail...You can see the trail in the background.
Aug 22, 2016 near Makawao, HI
A few options to catch air here...
Sep 1, 2016 near Makawao, HI
And green it is!
Aug 22, 2016 near Makawao, HI
Typical view going down the trail.
Aug 22, 2016 near Makawao, HI
On top of Kahakapao Loop, where the trail starts. You can see the beginning of the trail in the background.
Aug 20, 2016 near Makawao, HI

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