Waihe'e Ridge Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wailuku, HI that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Hiking the Waihee ridgeline up in the Maui mountains is dramatic and always scenic. This 4 mile round-trip hike in West Maui Forest Reserve promises lush scenery, great valley views and some dramatic ridge-line hiking. A well groomed ridge trail suitable for trail runners and hikers of all skill levels. Elevation gains by clean switch-backs and stairs spaced apart by spots of flat terrain. Good views available if hiking on a clear day but expect moderate sun exposure. As on the windward side of all Hawaiian islands, you're more likely to be in for wet weather and muddy conditions. But it's not all that bad, since this means waterfalls are plentiful, the vegetation is greener and the cooler conditions make for a nice comfortable hike.
Great views, extremely muddy. Please grab a walking stick at the beginning of the trail. Take your time and have fun.
Beautiful hike with spectacular views! The trail is VERY muddy!!
Very muddy! Bring boots and not sneakers! Use a walking stick to make it much easier
Great trail, well marked, amazing views. This trail is definitely "moderate" so don't be intimidated by other reviews that say differently. If it has rained, yes there will be some mud in the first half mile and then some again before the summit. Bring your camera!
This trail had awesome views. There was only one waterfall with a small amount of water running but the mountains were beautiful. The trail is a calf burner with a steep incline the first half mile and between mile marker 1 and 1.5. It gets pretty muddy between the first quarter mile and the 1 mile marker. I recommend going past the mile marker to see some spectacular views of the island and ocean. I would rate this trail slightly harder then moderate.
Great trail. Maybe it's the time of year, but I wouldn't rate it as moderate. It was wet, muddy, and slippery. At one point the mud was so deep, it stole my shoe. It wasn't insanely hard, I'd call it challenging.
A lot of elevation gain in a short distance, combined with outstanding views, makes this one of my favorite hikes in Hawaii.
Honestly, once you reach the middle and you can see the waterfalls off in the distance - it's worth it. There really is no need to go further. Maybe if you were going in the AM for sunrise, it would certainly be worth the view.
The hike is very muddy - so there are walking sticks at the second gate. Return them on your way back.
We hiked it with our son (21lbs 7 month old) in a carrier. You can take a baby, but unless your kid is over 5 - I wouldn't suggest letting them walk that, as it is slightly challenging.
The decent is hard on your knees if you have knee issues -so be mindful of that.
Other than that, it was pretty! Hot, but pretty. As I said though, going up the entire way isn't worth it unless your going for sunrise.
Awesome hike, great views although cloud cover was thick closer to the top. Very muddy so wear shoes you don't care about! But worth the mud!
Muddy, muddy, muddy. Do not hike without a walking stick-- very hard.
This was a fun and exciting trail. It would be a good idea to start early it took us an hour each way. Be aware it's all up hill. You will need waterproof hiking boots and a hiking stick would help. At the second gate there were a pile of sticks that people left behind and it will help you during the trek. Very slippery most of the way so be careful. Going down hill was actually the scariest part, almost slipped a couple times
Beautiful hike in the fog and when it lifted we could see waterfalls and a loud river below the valley.
Beautiful trail. We started a little after 8 and had some clouds at the top. Barely got a glimpse of Molokai on the other side from the top. All views all the way up were fantastic. One of my favorite parts (besides the views) was when we hit the part where we could hear what I assume is the Waihe'e River raging far below in the Waihe'e Valley. Awesome. It was muddy and slippery. Also, my tracker ended at 4.3 miles. Not sure how, when we were at 2.6 at top and followed same path back. Loved this hike!
Amazing hike, make sure you leave early on a day with few clouds, because you do not want to miss the view. The trail was very muddy and slippery, which is a rough combination when paired with the uphill hike, but I never fell. It had also rained the night before, so it was extra muddy. The view the entire way was incredible, and it's absolutely one of my favorite hikes.
awesome. it was foggy so cant see anything from the top , last 100 ft. but at least it wasnt hot! amazing view all thtough the trail! loved it. would bring friends there. also not too hard of a hike