3 miles
432 ft
-432 ft
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Kalopa Details

  • Riding Area
    Honokaa, Hawaii
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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This is absolutely one of the most fun singletracks I’ve ever ridden in Hawaii. Although short, Kalopa trails is worth riding over and over and over again.

Upon arriving at Kalopa you'll find plenty of parking. The trail head is one of the most well maintained I've seen. Their are organized log cabins and camp grounds, restrooms and well marked parking areas. It's also heavily wooded with a definite tropical Hawaii vibe.

The basic route is to take the 'Jeep Road' straight up the middle to the top. Although the trail is called Jeep Road, it's far from it. Expect a good technical climb to the top. Once at the top you may choose to ride either the left or right trails (facing the posted signs). Both take you back to the bottom. Left is more steep and technical. It's a slower riding trail. Heading right takes you to a fun, flowy singletrack back to the bottom. I enjoyed both the right and left sides a great deal but if I was pressed for time and could only ride one, I'd go right!

Honestly I could ride these trails all day long and never get bored. On Oahu there is a tendency to make everything to easy. If folks can't easily ride over something, it gets removed. What happens is that over time trails become stale. Not so on the Big Island. If a tree falls down at Kalopa, they build a bridge over it or at the least throw some logs in front of it. I don't think anybody has ever removed a root Smile Does this make it more technical? Absolutely. But it also makes it more fun. Newer riders can slow down a bit to tackle the tricky parts while more advanced riders can speed up and hone their skills. As you progress and get better the trail doesn't get boring, it gets more interesting!

Hit this place up if you get the chance.

source: MTB Hawaii
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More Stats for Kalopa bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,180 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,586 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,213 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    857 ft
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on Sep 19, 2018
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Kalopa Trail Reports

Sep 19, 2018 @ 4:57pm
Sep 19, 2018
Trail has multiple trees crossing the path so you have to dismount to ride through it. Beautiful area, but no maintenance for biking...
Jul 28, 2018 @ 7:37pm
Jul 28, 2018
Super fun! Humidity and frequent moisture makes the trail fairly greasy, but to me, that adds a bit of excitement. There are a number of...
Dec 9, 2017 @ 10:35pm
Dec 9, 2017
Several downed trees
Aug 26, 2017 @ 9:48pm
Aug 26, 2017
Mosquiotoes. Bring bug spray.
Aug 26, 2017 @ 9:45pm
Aug 26, 2017
Muddy and slippery. Place looks deserted. Lots of branches across the trail. For what it's worth, state recreation area website says bikes...
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1 Review & Comments

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flag AR2389 (Sep 4, 2018 at 14:15)
 Couple downed trees requiring chainsaw maintenance. Otherwise a fun ride through the jungle!

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