3 miles
Distance
1,177 ft
Climb
-1,139 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Waiakoa Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Kula Forest Reserve
    Kula, Hawaii
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1992
  • Land Manager

This is the first Mountain Bike Trail in the State Forest Reserves of Maui. Rehabilitated by the Maui Mountain Bike Club it is an old hunting trail that provided an opportunity for the MTB community of Maui to unite in the early 90's and volunteer to create a legal trail for bikes. It's seen a couple reworks over the years to try and improve the grade but still remains a steep demanding trail that rides well when the whole island is wet but is typically soft, dry and dusty. There are a few technical sections as well. Goats love this area and you may find yourself racing them on the downhill. Typically ridden counter clockwise, i.e. up and towards the east towards Upper Waiakoa to start, then fun downhill, and very steep grind and hike a bike back up.

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Access Info

4-wheel drive road travels 0.75 mile on the contour to a gate where the trail starts.

More Stats for Waiakoa Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    38 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,682 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,070 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,108 ft
  • Grade
    0.26%
  • Grade max
    -33.26%
  • Grade min
    39.458%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    460 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Waiakoa Loop Trail Reports

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      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:17pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      reporter Bird Hunting season. Please watch out for hunters and be courteous. Wear orange. They will be hunting pheasants in this area.
      Dec 5, 2017 @ 10:46am
      Dec 5, 2017
      reporter The trail is in primo condition currently. Normally dry and dusty trail the recent rains have made for tacky dirt. Recommended direction to ride...
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