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Makawao Forest Reserve, Makawao

#12 of 18 in Nature in Maui
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  • 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 »
  • Lovely loop trail. We took the west loop up the mountain and came back down the east loop. Extremely well marked--we followed the red arrows the whole way. Although the trail guides call it a 5.2 mile...  more »
  • Gorgeous hike. It is a .8 mile loop, some parts are challenging both up and down. Watch the roots, there are plenty of them. Very peaceful and tranquil walk in the midst of the valley isle. Very worth...  more »
  • 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.
  • Extreme hike with so many trails. Definitely need more than a couple of hours to do this. Overall this was amazing.
  • The climb up to ride down the pineapple express is well worth it. very well maintained trail and very good flow.
  • Leisurely 6-mile hike features native flora and fun bike trails. You can also take your horse. Go in the summer when the Kahili ginger are in bloom. The smell is intoxicating!
  • can not be beat. world class riding, stunning beauty, several degrees colder when it is hot out. Pro-tip; there are signs on the mountain bike downhill trail that say not for hikers, horse riders, and uphill cyclists. Its not a suggestion! If you are with your kids, and any one of you isn't on a bike going down it, you are doing the wrong thing! If I almost run over your kid landing a blind jump, its because over-entitled yuppy parents raising over-entitled bratty kids are doing the wrong thing. Please don't be those people

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