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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
      Global Ranking
      #2,477
      State Ranking
      #5
      Trails
      7
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      1,225 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,689 ft
      Total Vertical
      974 ft
      Reports
      49
      Photos
      50
      Ridden Counter
      172

      Photos of Kahakapao Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      18 |
      Feb 21, 2018 @ 10:48am
      Feb 21, 2018
      Pineapple Express, My City
      28 |
      Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:18am
      Jan 26, 2018
      | 1 comments Pineapple Express, Makawao
      30 |
      Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:18am
      Jan 26, 2018
      | 1 comments Pineapple Express, Makawao
      32 |
      Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:17am
      Jan 26, 2018
      Pineapple Express, Makawao
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      Videos of Kahakapao Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      'Fasting' Pineapple Express Trail | Maui,...
      7:54 | 134 | Jan 17, 2018 , Makawao
      2018! New Years Day Shredding / Zhiyun Rider-M...
      57 | Jan 3, 2018 , Makawao
      Pinapple Express
      75 | Dec 16, 2017 , Makawao
      Hawaii! Clearing Table Tops On A XC Hardtail |...
      187 | Sep 18, 2017 , Makawao
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      Recent Comments

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      Recent Activity

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