3 miles
Distance
1,269 ft
Climb
-1,084 ft
Descent
00:17:00
Avg time

Ma'akua Ridge Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hauula
    Hauula, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #79755 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

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
    1.316%
  • Grade max
    -77.442%
  • Grade min
    54.041%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    330 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:29
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2017
Dry
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Trail Conditions
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  • Variable
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Ma'akua Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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      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 22, 2017 @ 2:33pm
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      Jul 17, 2014 @ 7:37pm
      Jul 17, 2014

      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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