6.1 miles
Distance
1,285 ft
Climb
-1,284 ft
Descent
00:44:16
Avg time

Kalopa Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

This is absolutely one of the most fun singletracks I’ve ever ridden in Hawaii. Although short, Kalopa trails is worth riding over and over and over again.

Upon arriving at Kalopa you'll find plenty of parking. The trail head is one of the most well maintained I've seen. Their are organized log cabins and camp grounds, restrooms and well marked parking areas. It's also heavily wooded with a definite tropical Hawaii vibe.

The basic route is to take the 'Jeep Road' straight up the middle to the top. Although the trail is called Jeep Road, it's far from it. Expect a good technical climb to the top. Once at the top you may choose to ride either the left or right trails (facing the posted signs). Both take you back to the bottom. Left is more steep and technical. It's a slower riding trail. Heading right takes you to a fun, flowy singletrack back to the bottom. I enjoyed both the right and left sides a great deal but if I was pressed for time and could only ride one, I'd go right!

Honestly I could ride these trails all day long and never get bored. On Oahu there is a tendency to make everything to easy. If folks can't easily ride over something, it gets removed. What happens is that over time trails become stale. Not so on the Big Island. If a tree falls down at Kalopa, they build a bridge over it or at the least throw some logs in front of it. I don't think anybody has ever removed a root Smile Does this make it more technical? Absolutely. But it also makes it more fun. Newer riders can slow down a bit to tackle the tricky parts while more advanced riders can speed up and hone their skills. As you progress and get better the trail doesn't get boring, it gets more interesting!

Hit this place up if you get the chance.

source: MTB Hawaii
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More Stats for Kalopa mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,997 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,584 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,107 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,108 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -54.788%
  • Grade min
    33.331%
  • Distance climb
    2.5 miles
  • Distance down
    2.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.5 miles
  • Avg time
    00:44:16
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on Nov 4, 2016
Prevalent Mud
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Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:51am
Nov 4, 2016
Extremely wet. Big time mud slop-roots very slick
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