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Makawao Forest Reserve, Makawao

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#15 of 28 in Nature in Maui
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  • Beautiful spot to see trees and have a "mountain- forest" experience in the middle of Maui. HUGE trees and a nice walk. You can make it as long as you like.  more »
  • Beautiful forest loop trail. The crater was all fogged in all day but we stumbled upon this by taking a wrong turn. When we researched on google a little bit we decided to hike it and found it wonderf...  more »
  • Since we were staying in Makawao, we decided to take a short afternoon trip here. We weren't expecting much, but I have to say it was very interesting to walk into a Boreal forest, in the middle of a ...  more »
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  • Great place, family friendly. All skill levels for biking. A very impressive selection of trails, and training areas. A undiscovered jewel in Hawaii multi sports universe.
  • One of my favorite places on all of Maui to hike, bike, or even run ( when I'm in better shape!) Lots of up hill with in first mile! So Awe some to get away from hot south Maui.... but shshsh don't tell too many people because it is usually really quiet when I hike here and it is truly special. I never see trash around either so it's nice people care enough not to " trash " the place. It is Awe some to hear the wind blowing through the many trees through out the hike. It is usually quite cool and beautiful here my dog Nala loves it here also! Enjoy!
  • A really cool mountain bike and hiking trail system. The 5 mile loop and downhill mountain bike trail is very nice. Be prepared for a fairly hard climb to the top of the downhill trail. Doable but not for beginners as it's nearly a 1000 feet of climbing in about 2+ miles. Great trails and even a skills course for kids.
  • A beautiful reserve of forest trees makes you think you're back in California at Sequoia National Park. A long 6 mile hiking trail tbere as well. A BMX Bike park popular with locals on weekends right at entrance.
  • This place! It can be quite rainy up here and take a week or more to fully dry up. When it does it is epic. Either way it's an amazing forest.
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