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Pineapple Express

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (13)

A flowing, freeride descent through the Makawao Forest Reserve in Maui.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Singletrack

3,608' 1,100 m

High

2,756' 840 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

851' 260 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Description

Head up the Kahakapao Loop and find the entry to the trail on top of the mountain. The signs are very clear so it is impossible to miss.

Tune your suspension and bomb down this non-stop downhill. You'll go from a mixed forest to a pine forest, all Hawaiian style! The vibe is awesome, and the trail has clearly been built by professionals.

There are dozens of jumps and big bank turns everywhere. There is even a big wooden banked turn with a few big drops along the way. I would not recommend riding this trail when wet.

The Kahakapao East ascent to Pineapple Express has more exposed roots that can make for a slippery climb when wet or muddy. The Kahakapao West ascent to Pineapple Express has less exposed roots and tends to be more dry. Aloha!

Contacts

Shared By:

Simon Perreault with improvements by Jason W

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 13 votes

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  4.8 from 13 votes
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Groomed flowy berms, sometimes muddy.
Apr 15, 2021 near Makawao, HI
Very nice feature here...
Aug 20, 2016 near Makawao, HI
Very easy but at least, it's not a mountain road...
Sep 1, 2016 near Makawao, HI
View of a small bank turn.
Aug 20, 2016 near Makawao, HI
One of the many many jumps in the ride.
Aug 20, 2016 near Makawao, HI

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Nov 8, 2018
Clark Sperry
1.9mi
Oct 10, 2017
Elise Gelinger
Oct 10, 2017
E G
Oct 7, 2017
Andy Mac
Fucking awesome. Mahalo to all who made this rad trail.
Apr 12, 2017
Christian Buss
Oct 18, 2016
Eric Long
Wide single track up for 3 miles through forest then downhill for bikes only with banked Flowly banked turns and risers. Missing views of ocean.