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Mahana Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (9)

A steep hike but worth it, as you get to see so many changes in vegetation.

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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

1,570' 478 m

High

77' 23 m

Low

1,589' 484 m

Up

97' 29 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Bring water. There is one really steep part that has rock stairs that gives way to a steep slope (red rock). We missed it on the way up, but there are switchbacks that you can use if you dont want to scale the slope straight.

Description

We parked near the beach. The trailhead is tucked in on the left side as you drive in.

This is an out-and-back. It seems like most of the advertised scenic routes are a several-hour drive away from Lahaina (road to Hana). This is close to resorts and has some nice overlooks, but no really stunning destinations or features.

That said, it is still a beautiful hike through greenery that changes dramatically as you go up. The trail goes much further than we did, so continue on to explore more. It was a great way to spend 3-4 hours hiking in a rainforest-like scene.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of interesting plants and trees that change as you go up.

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  3.8 from 9 votes

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Jul 19, 2022
Tom H
Apr 22, 2022
Norma Klein
Very pleasant moderately challenging hike with good canopy for those hot days. Appears to be popular with runners. — 3h 39m
Dec 24, 2019
Jamie Marshall
Jul 21, 2019
James Kirk
8h 58m