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      Big Island is not known for its well-developed MTB trails. Due to a lot of private land and initiatives against the spread of invasive species, it is difficult to legally get trails permitted for bicycle use.

      Yet, what Big Island trails lack in the features-and-berms department, they most certainly make up for with their diverse terrains. Here, you’ll find wet and rooty technical climbs in the forest as well as lava rock gardens as far as the eye can see. There are gravel rides along the coast and rough, jagged rock epics down volcanoes. And, there are 50 mile stretches that take you through the paniolo country with rolling green hills and pastures.
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Island of Hawaiʻi
      Region Details
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      97
      Trails Mountain Bike
      56
      Trails E-Bike
      55
      Trails Horse
      11
      Trails Hike
      95
      Trails Trail Running
      96
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      5
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      6
      Total Distance
      274 miles
      Total Descent
      32,066 ft
      Total Vertical
      13,664 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      13,666 ft
      Reports
      47
      Photos
      107
      Ridden Counter
      1,472

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      Popular Big Island Mountain Biking Trails

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      Perimeter Horse Trail
      Kalōpā
      Goatman (Lower)
      Kailua-Kona
      Pig Skull
      Makāula-‘O‘oma Trails
      Kalopa Connector
      Kalōpā
      Upper Jurassic Trail
      Makāula-‘O‘oma Trails
      Mana Road
      Hilo
      Crosstown Trail
      Makāula-‘O‘oma Trails
      The Mallway Trail
      Makāula-‘O‘oma Trails
      Jeep Trail
      Kalōpā
      Blue Gum Lane
      Honokaa
      Ironwood Lane
      Kalōpā
      Gulch Rim Trail
      Kalōpā
      Robusta Lane
      Kalōpā
      Paakea Bay Trail
      Windward (Big Island)
      Parking Lot Connector
      Kūlanihāko‘i Mountain Bike Park

      Big Island Mountain Bike Routes

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      22 Sept 2019 - South Point Ride
      South Point Naalehu
      18 miles
      Kulani
      Hilo
      9 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 16 rides

      Photos of Big Island Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Big Island Mountain Bike

      Makaula-Ooma  'Jurassic Tr Pig Skull Tr '...
      6:03 | 125 | Nov 4, 2023 , Kailua-Kona
      4WD Road Mountain BIking to Greensand beach...
      10:40 | 81 | Jun 15, 2023 , naalehu
      Mountain Biking on Lava Rock
      13:05 | 153 | Jun 15, 2023 , Kailua-Kona
      Big Island Mauna Kea R1 Downhill Road
      7:47 | 210 | Jun 15, 2023 , Hilo
      Kulani Trail, Big Island MTB

      5:49 | 210 | May 27, 2023
      Ironwood Tr and Gluch Tr complete ride
      19:05 | 65 | May 27, 2023 , Honokaa
      Mountain Bike:  Kalopa Perimeter Trail - Big...
      8:39 | 312 | May 27, 2023 , Honokaa
      Kalopa MTB Mudfest
      trail: Jeep Trail
      17:12 | 71 | May 27, 2023 , Honokaa

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Mana Road
      Hilo
      Feb 8, 2024 @ 3:20am
      Feb 8, 2024
      DrySo fun! That middle 3rd through Keanakolu...johnse
      Jeep Trail
      Kalōpā
      Jan 2, 2024 @ 10:45pm
      Jan 2, 2024
      Wetslick in many places, a couple downed treesAgill47
      Perimeter Horse Trail
      Kalōpā
      Jan 2, 2024 @ 10:42pm
      Jan 2, 2024
      Wetwet and slick but not too bad compared to...Agill47
      Goatman (Lower)
      Kailua-Kona
      Jan 1, 2024 @ 11:17pm
      Jan 1, 2024
      Dryno issues. fun little project.Agill47
      The Mallway Trail
      Makāula-‘O‘oma Trails
      May 20, 2022 @ 2:25am
      May 20, 2022
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      Activity Feed

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      VqX75QjZwishlisttrailactivity #52794869
      May 18, 2024 @ 6:55pm
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      Carterkjohnaddreportactivity #52692525
      May 16, 2024 @ 1:32pm
      May 16, 2024
      Joannax2OVCawishlisttrailactivity #52626816
      May 15, 2024 @ 3:09am
      May 15, 2024
      WeTYCriddentrailactivity #51630971 and 3 more
      Apr 24, 2024 @ 10:05am
      Apr 24, 2024
      stephenm12wishlisttrailactivity #49886739
      Mar 10, 2024 @ 10:06am
      Mar 10, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      Agill47trailPerimeter Horse TrailAmazing scenery. Old school style trail, ...
      Jan 2, 2024 @ 10:40pm
      Jan 2, 2024
      Agill47trailGoatman (Lower)Fun trail! Do it before 10am due to the heat...
      Jan 1, 2024 @ 11:16pm
      Jan 1, 2024
      JMHPBtrailBlue Gum LaneNot shown on the map are the multiple trails...
      May 7, 2022 @ 8:13pm
      May 7, 2022
      JMHPBreportPerimeter Horse TrailRiding here a few times over the last months....
      May 7, 2022 @ 8:04pm
      May 7, 2022
      JohnFGBJ7FtrailPerimeter Horse TrailHad to push up the first 5 or so minutes due...
      Jan 23, 2022 @ 9:41pm
      Jan 23, 2022

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike56171 miles22,425 ft85 miles11,552 ft
      1024725,263
      E-Bike55169 miles22,425 ft85 miles11,552 ft
      431134
      Horse1164 miles10,489 ft29 miles9,551 ft
      15
      Hike95261 miles31,854 ft125 miles13,665 ft
      6473,144
      Trail Running96272 miles31,982 ft127 miles13,665 ft
      47139
      Dirtbike/Moto560 miles9,301 ft26 miles11,552 ft
      1130
      ATV/ORV/OHV661 miles9,498 ft27 miles11,552 ft
      115
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