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      The Makawao Forest Reserve has been gaining popularity with trail users and the State of Hawaii has responded with improvements to the area by creating the Kahakapao Recreation Area. In addition to the original six mile multi-user loop trail, the KRA now includes a 2 mile downhill track, 2 pump tracks, an advanced dirt jump zone, a beginner skills area, numerous new connector trails and increased parking. For weather info start here and note location of forest on the map https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-156.27343802642815&lat=20.83493521143184#.W-Pksa2ZMUF To see rainfall for 24 hour period http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/hydrology.php Current radar loop http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/radar.php
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Access Info:
      Take Haleakala Highway (HWY 37) up the mountain, turn left onto Makawao Ave (HWY 365). Go through Makawao town and turn right onto Piiholo Rd (at the cemetary). Take first left onto Waiahiwi Rd which turns into Kahakapao Rd. Makawao Forest Reserve is located at the end of Kahakapao Rd. From the forest gravel parking lot, up the Kahakapao Trail and around the loop is six miles in distance with an elevation gain of approximately 1000 ft.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 7, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,849
      State Ranking
      #6
      Trails (view details)
      8
      Trails Mountain Bike
      8
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      5,163 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,375 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,690 ft
      Reports
      86
      Photos
      69
      Ridden Counter
      499

      Photos of Kahakapao Recreation Area Mountain Bike

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      Jul 23, 2019 @ 7:32am
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      Videos of Kahakapao Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      youtuber Maui Flow - Pineapple Express - Makawao Trail...
      15:41 | 346 | May 21, 2018 , Makawao
      'Fasting' Pineapple Express Trail | Maui,...
      7:54 | 686 | Jan 17, 2018 , Makawao
      2018! New Years Day Shredding / Zhiyun Rider-M...
      254 | Jan 3, 2018 , Makawao
      Pinapple Express
      273 | Dec 16, 2017 , Makawao

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Pineapple Express
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 1:38am
      Aug 7, 2019
      WetJtran1969 Minor Water drainage issue, standing...
      Secret Trail
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 11:43am
      Jul 10, 2019
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      Tweener Trail
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      Jun 18, 2019
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      May 29, 2019 @ 12:42pm
      May 29, 2019
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      Renegade Trail
      May 29, 2019 @ 12:42pm
      May 29, 2019
      Dryb0bgMaybe a bit underused...but in fantastic...
      Kahakapao East Loop Trail
      May 29, 2019 @ 12:42pm
      May 29, 2019
      Dryb0bgCouple of small fallen trees and snags...
      Midway Fong to East loop connector
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 4:17pm
      Jul 11, 2018
      Dryepicwind

      Activity Feed

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      user #1096340JessFedelewishlisttrailPineapple Express and 3 more
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 9:34pm
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      Sep 14, 2019 @ 7:41am
      Sep 14, 2019
      user #1871240Cateyj1riddentrailKahakapao East Loop Trail and 2 more
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 6:48pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      user #1047541Jtran1969addreportPineapple Express
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 1:46am
      Aug 7, 2019
      user #1047541Jtran1969riddentrailPineapple Express
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 1:37am
      Aug 7, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1070621mojojojo12trailPineapple ExpressBest flow trail on Maui !... Big Mahalo to...
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 9:30am
      Jan 28, 2019
      user #1471929Swhen24trailPineapple ExpressKrank Cycles and Pineapple Express = Killer...
      Jan 2, 2019 @ 3:51pm
      Jan 2, 2019
      user #1249640CreepygeetrailPineapple ExpressThis is an awesome trail! A must-do for...
      Dec 17, 2016 @ 2:19pm
      Dec 17, 2016
      user #330630dirtpedalerreportPineapple ExpressOld report from Sept. 20th that didn't want to...
      Oct 1, 2016 @ 12:07pm
      Oct 1, 2016
      user #330630dirtpedalerreportPineapple ExpressOld report from Sept. 15th that didn't want to...
      Oct 1, 2016 @ 12:06pm
      Oct 1, 2016

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