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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.
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      Caution on Nov 20, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,082
      State Ranking
      #6
      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      1,816 ft
      Total Vertical
      975 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,690 ft
      Reports
      74
      Photos
      63
      Ridden Counter
      348

      Photos of Kahakapao Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 7:38pm
      Jan 28, 2019
      Pineapple Express, Makawao
      13 |
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 7:36pm
      Jan 28, 2019
      Pineapple Express, Makawao
      20 |
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 7:36pm
      Jan 28, 2019
      Pineapple Express, Makawao
      12 |
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 7:36pm
      Jan 28, 2019
      Pineapple Express, Makawao
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      Videos of Kahakapao Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      youtuber Maui Flow - Pineapple Express - Makawao Trail...
      15:41 | 168 | May 21, 2018 , Makawao
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      7:54 | 494 | Jan 17, 2018 , Makawao
      2018! New Years Day Shredding / Zhiyun Rider-M...
      186 | Jan 3, 2018 , Makawao
      Pinapple Express
      202 | Dec 16, 2017 , Makawao
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      Recent Comments

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      Recent Activity

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