2 miles
Distance
928 ft
Climb
-107 ft
Descent
00:50:12
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Kahakapao Recreation Area
    Makawao, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #4531 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife

Kahakapao East Loop Trail. This trail has the added level of difficulty of roots, tight switchback corners and an average of just over a seven-percent grade. It’s just a bit shorter than the West Loop Trail but more technical. Also one of Makawao Forest Reserve Trails that uses a two-way traffic trail, it takes riders through eucalyptus and pine trees and over their roots. There’s also a section of trail that passes through tropical plants (take time to smell the flowers in this section, particularly the white ginger!).The East Loop tends to be wetter than the West Loop Trail, so plan your ride accordingly—if it’s raining or has been raining, be ready for slippery conditions.

Access Info

The Kahakapao Loop trail is located in Makawao State Forest Reserve, which is composed of over 2093 acres of land on the west facing slopes of Haleakala.

More Stats for Kahakapao East Loop Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    820 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,859 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,679 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,859 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,679 ft
  • Grade
    6.626%
  • Grade max
    -24.523%
  • Grade min
    35.84%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,140 ft
  • Distance flat
    493 ft
  • Avg time
    00:50:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:05
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Kahakapao East... Trail Reports

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      Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:05pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      reporter
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 4:17pm
      Jul 11, 2018
      Nov 4, 2016 @ 4:37pm
      Nov 4, 2016
      A few mud holes that are close to dried up. In all-can't complain!
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      • 7 miles avg distance
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