ElevationAscent: 186' 57 m
Descent: -7,043' -2,147 m
High: 9,904' 3,019 m
Low: 3,048' 929 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“An epic descent from the rim of the Haleakala volcano; stunning views.”— Leslie Kehmeier
The route is a link up of Skyline to Waipoli doubletrack all the way to Rice Memorial Park park. For a shorter ride, you can park a vehicle at the Boundary Trail access point along the Waipoli doubletrack.
Expect to spend at least half a day to complete the ride. The journey up to the summit of Haleakala is a long and winding, yet beautiful drive.
Skyline is a doubletrack comprised of cinders and pumice stone. It's strongly advised to wear a full face helmet and a full compliment of body armor. This part of the route is often dry, loose, and can be extremely technical to maneuver.
Skyline turns back to the left after its traverse below the observatory buildings and then screams across a moonscape. With earth tones in front of you and the deep blue 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 the Waipoli doubletrack at an intersection with Mamane.
Continue straight to ride through another series of switchbacks before a big right-hand turn. Near the Boundary Trail parking area, the road levels out for a short section before it turns to pavement and descends steeply to the finish at Rice Memorial Park.
Land Manager: Hawaii - Department of Land and Natural Resources