9 miles
Distance
812 ft
Climb
-810 ft
Descent
01:26:40
Avg time

Kulani Details

  • Riding area
    Hilo
    Hilo, Hawaii
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

Close to Hilo, Kulani trails are fast, technical singletrack. Roots, rocks, logs and the occasional wooden feature will keep you entertained until your legs tell you they’ve had enough!

There are two places to park when riding Kulani. The first is the little pull off on Stainback Hwy where the Google Directions below end. If you don't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle this is probably your best bet. If you do have a 4 wheel drive vehicle you can actually turn south into the forest reserve and follow the jeep road to an inner dirt parking lot. You can actually see it in the middle of the trees on the Google map.

The Kulani trail system is pretty unique. There is not much elevation gain. You don't have any serious, extended climbing going on. You'll be grateful for that. Kulani is tight, twisty and technical. The ground is rough, black lava rock. Add in roots and lot's of short pedals up followed by quick descents and you'll be worn out in no time. The forest is also incredible green and beautiful. The contrast of the black lava rock and green moss has a definite volcanic vibe! The first half hour I felt pretty clumsy as I wasn't use to such tight technical terrain on Oahu. It wasn't long before I started to feel more comfortable and the trail started to really flow.

The trail system is relatively small but without a guide I would feel lost. The good thing is that even though we rode 10 miles, the furthest we got from our truck was about 1 mile!

I enjoy Kulani and can't wait to ride there again.

source: MTB Hawaii
Local Trail Association
  • Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
    donate to earn trail karma!
More Stats for Kulani mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    554 ft
  • Altitude max
    769 ft
  • Altitude start
    759 ft
  • Altitude end
    761 ft
  • Grade
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -15.237%
  • Grade min
    11.76%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
  • Avg time
    01:26:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:06
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Sep 20, 2018
Variable
no votes yet

view (2)
close
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to kulani trailhead (19.630823, -155.080705)
update trails status or condition

Kulani Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 20, 2018 @ 12:02pm
Sep 20, 2018
small limbs across the trail through out. Easy to run over or duck under
Jun 14, 2018 @ 1:20pm
Jun 14, 2018
Gate closed
Dec 9, 2017 @ 10:34pm
Dec 9, 2017
Standing water on trail and several downed trees. Area is littered with garbage and there is an unsactioned shooting range in the middle of the...
Dec 9, 2017 @ 10:32pm
Dec 9, 2017
Standing water on trails and several downed trees. Area is littered with garbage and home to an unsactioned shooting range.
view all reports »

Photos

more »
339 |
Aug 18, 2015 @ 2:40pm
Aug 18, 2015
Kulani, Hilo
316 |
Aug 18, 2015 @ 2:40pm
Aug 18, 2015
Kulani, Hilo
337 |
Aug 18, 2015 @ 2:40pm
Aug 18, 2015
Kulani, Hilo
303 |
Aug 18, 2015 @ 2:40pm
Aug 18, 2015
Kulani, Hilo

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag LaurenL (Dec 9, 2017 at 22:31)
 Some things to be aware of before riding this trail - it’s in a bit of a garbage dump and there is an unsactioned shooting range in the middle of the trail network. At the moment there are many downed trees and several deep mud pits.
[Reply]

Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Videos

no videos have been added for Kulani yet, add a video.
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.