3 miles
1,269 ft
-1,084 ft
Avg time

Ma'akua Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Hauula, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    State of Hawaii

The Ma’akua Ridge Trail offers a challenging 3.35 mile single track loop. Although challenging the trail is beautiful with amazing ocean views and well worth the time.

Tougher than the nearby Hauula Loop Trail, Ma'akua Ridge Trail offers a gnarly climb, with steep, tight switchbacks full of rocks, roots and cliffs.

There is not much parking near the trail entrance. There is parking on Kamehameha Hwy near the 7-11 or across the street at the beach park. From there it's a short ride north to Hauula Homestead Road. Head down Hauula Homestead Road for about a half mile. When it starts bending to the left be sure to stay straight on towards the mountains. Pass through the yellow gate, proceed to the next gate and ride about 100 yards until you see the trail sign for Ma'akua Ridge Trail on the left.

The trail curves to the left and soon you will see a stream bed on your right you will need to cross. Cross the stream bed to begin your ride. Soon will you reach the first switchback and the fun begins! As you progress up several more switchbacks you will reach a point where the trail forks allowing you to choose which direction you want to head around the loop. There is a park bench here with a beautiful view of the ocean to relax on before you start the remainder of your ride.

This trail is tough. I tend to ride it when I want to relax, take it slow and enjoy the beauty of the islands. Someone has built a covered area with a picnic table so feel free to pack a lunch and know you will be able to sit down and enjoy it.

source: MTB Hawaii
Access Info

I recommend parking on Kam Hwy by the 7-11. Google directions: https://goo.gl/maps/jNTu5.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ma'akua Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    185 ft
  • Altitude min
    77 ft
  • Altitude max
    749 ft
  • Altitude start
    82 ft
  • Altitude end
    267 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    330 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Very Dry
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Ma'akua Ridge Trail Trail Reports

Sep 27, 2017 @ 9:13am
Sep 27, 2017
Sep 22, 2017 @ 2:12pm
Sep 22, 2017
Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around Trail is in good shape.
May 25, 2017 @ 7:52pm
May 25, 2017
Trail is in good shape. Get it while it lasts! It's still just as technical and challenging but dry and trees are cleared.
May 19, 2016 @ 4:25pm
May 19, 2016
Trail is pretty messy right now. A 50 yard section is completely missing from a landslide. Other smaller sections had fallen rocks and debris from...
Apr 8, 2016 @ 9:26pm
Apr 8, 2016
This trail has recently been worked on. It's now cleared and open for riding.
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Sep 27, 2017 @ 9:13am
Sep 27, 2017
Ma'akua Ridge Trail, Kaaawa
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Sep 22, 2017 @ 2:33pm
Sep 22, 2017
Ma'akua Ridge Trail, Kaaawa
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Sep 22, 2017 @ 2:33pm
Sep 22, 2017
Ma'akua Ridge Trail, Kaaawa
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Jul 17, 2014 @ 7:37pm
Jul 17, 2014
Ma'akua Ridge Trail, Hauula

1 Review & Comments

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flag Nour (Sep 22, 2017 at 15:01)
 Tpu have to bike your bike a lot but it is nice trail

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