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Makawao Forest Reserve, Makawao

#13 of 19 in Nature in Maui
Forest Nature / Park
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  • 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 »
  • Great to get away from the usual tourists and beach for a little bit! It was very easy to get here. There were plenty of signs showing where to go, we parked at the second parking lot on the right han...  more »
  • We greatly enjoyed the Kahakapao Loop trail throughs the Forest of Ash, Cook Pine and Eucalyptus trees. There were numerous different forest types along the trails. You'll find Hale-pepe, Kupukupu, Le...  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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