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blueBlack Waihe'e Ridge Trail

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,450' 442 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 2,540' 774 m
Low: 1,091' 332 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Michelle Parratt

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

Michelle Parratt

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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Jul 6, 2019
Mher Mnatsakanyan
4.2mi — 1h 00m
Jun 17, 2019
Peter Sneeringer
Clouds moved in after 0.5 mile but great views from low down. Nice breeze and whipping clouds near top. 2.1mi — 1h 02m
Jun 10, 2019
Robbie Richter
Great hike, even better views
Jun 10, 2019
Tyler May
4mi
Jun 2, 2019
Simon Mueller
Apr 5, 2019
Jason V
Apr 3, 2019
Brian Mooers
Awesome! Fog obscured view at top. 4.1mi — 1h 37m
Feb 26, 2019
Daniel Alba
4.2mi

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