Best trails in Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area, Maui, Hawaii

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Looking for a great trail in Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area, Maui? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area ranging from 1.1 to 2.2 miles and from 6,335 to 6,870 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Camping and lodging (one cabin) within the fog belt of the Kula Forest Reserve at 6200 foot elevation. Extensive trail system in the forest reserve, including through a forest reminiscent of the conifer forests of the Paci?c Northwest coast. Sweeping views of Central and West Maui, Kaho'olawe, Moloka'i and Lana'i in clear weather. Pig and seasonal bird hunting. Hikers should wear bright colored clothing hunters may be in the area. Nights are generally cold; winter nights frequently have below freezing temperatures. No campground showers.

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Map of trails in Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area, Maui, Hawaii
Park information
Acreage:
10 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Top trails (5)
#1 - The Polipoli, Redwood, Plum and Haleakala Ridge
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
You will want 4wd or a lot of clearance to get to the trailhead. The trail is not well marked, so you will want to have the map downloaded for navigation.Show more
#2 - Redwood, Plum, Haleakala Ridge, and Polipoli Trails Loop
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Trail starts at Poli Poli State Parking lot, head towards rental cabin along road at 6,200 ft elevation. Walk thru mature Redwood forest to the Tie Trail Junction and down to the Rangers Cabin at 5,300 ft. Near Rangers abandoned cabin is also a larger building, the old civilian Conservation Corps camp surrounded by Plum trees. Shelter is available at either structure in an emergency.Show more
#3 - Haleakala Ridge Trail
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#4 - Waiohuli and Mamane Junction Trail to Cave
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 40 m
Short and easy hike from Poli Poli State Park access road that leads to Mamane and Upper Waiohuli Trail junction, where you will find a cave to explore.Show more
#5 - Redwood Trail
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 53 m
You will want 4wd or a lot of clearance to get to the trailhead. The trail is not well marked, so you will want to have the map downloaded for navigation.Show more