Kahakapao Loop Trail

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Kahakapao Loop Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Makawao, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

trail running
7 days ago

Awesome trail run in a lovely shady forest. No views or anything crazy, just a well kept, run romp in the woods.

hiking
15 days ago

Pretty park with plenty of parking. Trails were a bit confusing but they all lead to the same place. No real summit or views — but the forest was quiet and lovely and not at all crowded. This is mostly a biking park and they have several practice courses before the trailhead.

Oh as noted — the All Trails coordinates are wrong. Put “Makawao Forest Reserve” into your maps app instead.

trail running
1 month ago

Just finished another Spartan Tri-Fecta - this was the perfect course to start to regroup - not much elevation change but a good length - 6.2miles - very muddy and lots of roots - staying on course is a little tricky because the mountain bike trail zig zags through the running trail - don't follow the All Trails map to get there. Read the street signs - be sure to stop the Holy Rosary Catholic church on the way -
beautiful and peaceful -

3 months ago

It’s a nice trail, well maintained, pleasantly cool and shady, with a variety of trees and occasional profusion of ferns. It’s tagged as having views, but there are none until you get back on Piiholo Road heading towards Makawao. Total distance from the trailhead to and then around the Loop Trail is 6.2 miles according to the signage.

hiking
4 months ago

Take my dog here all the time, can be a bit muddy but overall it's an awesome hike in the woods. The entire Loop when starting from the parking lot is more like 6.5 miles, highly recommend!

hiking
5 months ago

We had a great hike here. We took the west loop, counterclockwise, and had troubles finding the right hike at the start as many trails intersect. After figuring it out we just followed the red arrow signs, pretty easy and not so smart from us. The hike is shaded all the way and the climate was very comfortable.

hiking
5 months ago

Very scenic. Manageable terrain. Really nice people on the trail. Easy get to get to. Great smelling the eucalyptus and ginger. Will be back for sure.

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