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Waihe'e Ridge Trail

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 4.5 (11)

This is a moderate out-and-back trail with incredible views of the Waihe'e Valley.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

2,540' 774 m

High

1,091' 332 m

Low

1,450' 442 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

The entrance gate is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Try to do the trail early in the morning as clouds tend to move in later in the day, diminishing the views. The trail can get muddy when it rains, making hiking difficult.

Description

You start by climbing up a cement road, gaining approximately 200 feet. After this you'll follow a dirt path ascending through forest. A switchback corner with a bench reveals a gulch and views of Makamaka'ole Falls. The trail continues to ascend up switchbacks, with views of the Waihe'e Valley. Hiking along the ridge offers lots of amazing views (clouds permitting).

Trail ends at a hill called Lanilili at 2,563 feet, where there is a small deck with a picnic table. If it isn't clouded in, you can see views of Haleakala on one side and all the way to Molokai on the other. Return to your car via the same trail.

Flora & Fauna

Enjoy a forest of guava, kukui, swamp mahogany, and Cook Island pines.

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Shared By:

Michelle Parratt

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  4.5 from 11 votes

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Southwest view toward Haleakala and North shore.
Nov 23, 2019 near Waihee-…, HI
Cement road at the trailhead
Apr 7, 2018 near Waihee-…, HI
View from the end of the trail
Apr 7, 2018 near Waihee-…, HI

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