6 miles
Distance
31 ft
Climb
-2,830 ft
Descent
00:43:01
Avg time

Skyline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kula Forest Reserve
    Kula, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21429 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Skyline starts from the summit area of Haleakala National Park. This is a service road and was not constructed or maintained as a bike trail, it is loose cinder and rocks with high speeds possible, along with sharp and off camber corners. The upper part of the trail passes through Department of Hawaiian Homes land before entering the Kula Forest Reserve managed by the Department of Land and Natural Resources. This is also a hunting area with bird hunting season open from November 3rd to January 27th and goat hunting the remainder of the year. This is a remote area where rescue is difficult. Please read additional information in the link below.

More Stats for Skyline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,800 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,098 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,898 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,898 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,098 ft
  • Grade
    -8.438%
  • Grade max
    -26.848%
  • Grade min
    28.222%
  • Distance climb
    1,650 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    685 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:01
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Status:
on Nov 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to skyline-49809 trailhead (20.708550, -156.253970)
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      Skyline Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 19, 2018
      No issues, good ride.
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:09pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      reporter Trail is now open. This is the first day of bird hunting season, please be courteousj of hunters. They will be above tree line hunting Chukkars...
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 2:34pm
      Sep 4, 2018
      reporter Skyline and the Kula Forest Trails including Mamane are closed Sept. 4 2018 through Nov. 2 2018 due to work on the access road and trails.
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:00pm
      Oct 17, 2017
      reporter
      Oct 3, 2017 @ 11:27am
      Oct 3, 2017
      reporter DLNR TO CLOSE KULA FOREST RESERVE AND KAHIKINUI FOREST RESERVE –PAPA‘ANUI TRACT AREAS IN OCTOBER FOR REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS The...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 51 rides
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      Photos

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      Feb 23, 2019 @ 9:20am
      Feb 23, 2019
      269 |
      Sep 15, 2016 @ 3:34pm
      Sep 15, 2016
      | 2 comments
      216 |
      Sep 15, 2016 @ 3:34pm
      Sep 15, 2016
      241 |
      Sep 15, 2016 @ 3:34pm
      Sep 15, 2016
      | 2 comments

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag socalstokie (Mar 29, 2016 at 8:53)
       Super fun trail that I did when I visited Maui on vacation
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag bentot (Feb 1, 2018 at 19:47)
       Does anyone know a shuttle service that can drop you off the top of skyline?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Bubaluke39 (Mar 13, 2018 at 23:52)
       This trail was a blast loved every min of it. Will do again when I visit again.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag adlewis351 (Apr 9, 2019 at 22:26)
       Anyone interested in a Skyline trip at the end of the month?
      [Reply]

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      allout skyline trail maui
      7:37 | 897 | Nov 26, 2010 , Kula
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