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Skyline

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A wild descent from the rim of Haleakala.


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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

Doubletrack

9,902' 3,018 m

High

7,116' 2,169 m

Low

4' 1 m

Up

2,789' 850 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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Skyline starts from a gate just outside Haleakala National Park. Head downhill on paved road with the Big Island in the distance. The route turns right and turns to cinder and pumice stone, a surface that can get extremely technical at times.

Skyline turns back to the left after is traverse below the observatory buildings and then screams across a moonscape. With earth tones in front of you and the deep below of the Pacific Ocean below, it's likely to be one of the most unique landscapes you can experience on a bike.

The route descends through a series of switchbacks above the Kula Forest Reserve before it reaches Mamane trail.

Turn right to enjoy a fun singletrack descent on Mamane or continue on to access the Waipoli doubletrack.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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The lower you get on Skyline the more green you see.
Mar 17, 2014 near Kēōkea, HI
Skyline is a lot of fun but watch out for the cinders and pumice stone!
Mar 17, 2014 near Kēōkea, HI
Cinder Road along ridge line.
Feb 25, 2016 near Kēōkea, 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
Beginning of pumice/cinder, making for a technical start.
Feb 25, 2016 near Kēōkea, HI
Ridge line view off the side of Skyline.
Feb 25, 2016 near Kēōkea, HI

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Nov 25, 2019
Jessica Urban
Dec 4, 2018
Alex Hancock
Sep 8, 2016
Matt Spencer
Great ride! Haven't ridden it in over 11 yrs and it's still my favorite ride.
Feb 25, 2013
Samuda Ferrebee
Great ride from Haleakala top, down some 7,000ft to highway. Pumice and cinder are greatest challenge near start, full suspension bike is recommended. 18mi — 1h 10m