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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.
      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.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      7
      Total Distance
      7.2 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2.3 miles
      Total Descent
      1,225 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,689 ft
      Total Vertical
      974 ft
      Reports
      27
      Photos
      41
      Ridden Counter
      63

      Photos of Kahakapao Recreation Area Mountain Bike

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      Nov 8, 2016 @ 11:54am
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      Oct 15, 2016 @ 3:48pm
      Oct 15, 2016
      Pineapple Express, My City
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      Oct 15, 2016 @ 3:47pm
      Oct 15, 2016
      Pineapple Express, My City
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      Videos of Kahakapao Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      Preview: Mountain Biking the Pineapple Express...
      89 | Feb 12, 2017 , Makawao
      Makawao Forest Reserve: Kahakapao Trails:...
      97 | Dec 17, 2016 , Makawao
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      user #1249640CreepygeetrailPineapple ExpressThis is an awesome trail! A must-do for...
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1333415simon211wishlisttrailPineapple Express and 2 more
      May 28, 2017 @ 12:29pm
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