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  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Located on the northern slopes of the Pupukea Paumalu Forest Reserve, and sharing a slight overlap with the Ehukai Pillbox hike, Pupukea / Sunset Hills is a vast network of MTB-specific trails. These trails have something for everyone. It is a great place for beginner and expert riders alike.

      This trail map is a work-in-progress. Some of the trail names are outdated. Please direct any corrections to @matts.other.profile on Instagram.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Update 5/20/2018:

      Recently there have been conflicts with neighborhood residents over parking on the grass in front of their homes. Areas along Wilinau Rd have been tagged no parking; the NE corner of Wilinau and Makana (on the side of the trailhead) seems to be still allowing parking. Riders have been varying their parking in the neighborhood, or shuttling up from Kamehameha Hwy. If you choose to continue parking in the immediate vicinity please be respectful of the neighborhood.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,907
      State Ranking
      #8
      Trails
      55
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      2,067 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      813 ft
      Total Vertical
      478 ft
      Reports
      68
      Photos
      81
      Ridden Counter
      922

      Photos of Pupukea / Sunset Hills Mountain Bike

      trail: Lower Needles
      7 |
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 3:45pm
      Apr 28, 2018
      Lower Needles, Encinitas
      trail: Lower Needles
      6 |
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 3:45pm
      Apr 28, 2018
      Lower Needles, Encinitas
      8 |
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 3:43pm
      Apr 28, 2018
      Whiplash DH (Lower), Encinitas
      8 |
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 3:43pm
      Apr 28, 2018
      Whiplash DH (Lower), Encinitas
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      Videos of Pupukea / Sunset Hills Mountain Bike

      Jungle Lovin in Hawaii
      trail: Jungle
      1:32 | 194 | Mar 28, 2015
      Split screen
      trail: Jungle
      1:49 | 82 | May 26, 2014
      Aftermath
      trail: Jungle
      1:25 | 576 | Nov 5, 2013
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      Pupukea / Sunset Hills Mountain Bike Routes

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      Pupukea Trails/Sunset Hills
      9 miles
      Pupukea Group Ride
      13 miles

      Recent Activity

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      user #1490185DmergaddridelogMay 23, 2018 ride log
      May 23, 2018 @ 9:40pm
      1 days
      user #889206jimberly848addridelogMay 22, 2018 ride log
      May 23, 2018 @ 7:16am
      2 days
      user #1490185DmergaddridelogMay 22, 2018 ride log
      May 22, 2018 @ 3:45pm
      2 days
      user #1497078Jdhx1addridelogMay 21, 2018 ride log
      May 22, 2018 @ 3:17am
      3 days
      user #756113mattmatthewupdatetrailLower Needles
      May 20, 2018 @ 12:09pm
      May 20, 2018
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