2 miles
Distance
959 ft
Climb
-126 ft
Descent
00:33:28
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Kahakapao Recreation Area
    Makawao, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #37641 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife

Kahakapao West Loop Trail. This is the easier way to the top and connects with the Kahakapao East Loop Trail, Pineapple Express/Downhill Flow Trail and the Renegade Trail. The West Loop Trail climbs just over 2 miles and includes single track and plenty of places where the terrain flattens. It’s a two-way traffic trail that travels over some roots and a few switchbacks. It’s less technical than the East Loop Trail and also tends to be drier.

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 West Loop Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    833 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,818 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,689 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,856 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,689 ft
  • Grade
    6.936%
  • Grade max
    -27.5%
  • Grade min
    24.269%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,011 ft
  • Distance flat
    431 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:19
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      Kahakapao West... Trail Reports

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      Oct 18, 2018 @ 12:06pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      reporter Saturated dirt with more rain in the forecast.
      Aug 30, 2018 @ 11:18am
      Aug 30, 2018
      Bottom 2/3 of west side clear with exception of several small trees down. Top mile has lots of small debris
      Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:07pm
      Feb 14, 2017
      reporter State crew was up yesterday clearing the blow downs. All good now. Except the wind is still strong and that probably won't be it for blow downs.
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      • 7 miles avg distance
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      Sep 16, 2016 @ 10:25am
      Sep 16, 2016
      Kahakapao West Loop Trail

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