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Waihe'e Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (14)

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°)

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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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michelle Parratt

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  4.5 from 14 votes

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Cement road at the trailhead
Apr 7, 2018 near Waihee-…, HI
View of Kahului/Paia from trail (cloudy day)
Apr 30, 2021 near Waihee-…, HI
Southwest view toward Haleakala and North shore.
Nov 23, 2019 near Waihee-…, HI
View from the end of the trail
Apr 7, 2018 near Waihee-…, HI

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Apr 19, 2021
Colleen MK
Beautiful trail, nicely kept up, great views. Wear appropriate shoes. Was dry when I went, but can get slippery. Carry in/carry out...just saying. 4.4mi — 1h 50m
Mar 22, 2021
Gerald Murphy
A little muddy and a little foggy at the top, but great views the rest of the way. 4.2mi
Dec 10, 2020
Nicho Cusack
Very slick 2.1mi
Dec 20, 2019
Jamie Marshall
Dec 14, 2019
Michael Obi
Nov 22, 2019
Bessie Mielcarek
Oct 27, 2019
Jenna C
Sep 8, 2019
Il Noh