Poli Poli Redwood Trail and Ranger Cabin via Tie Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Poli Poli Redwood Trail and Ranger Cabin via Tie Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kula, Hawaii that features a great forest setting 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.

4.1 miles
1,115 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly





nature trips

scenic driving




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.

3 months ago

Paved surface up to the last 4 miles. At the last 3.3 miles, you will see a cattle gate with a warning not to proceed. Only 4 wheel drive vehicles allowed. Violators will be fined. We parked here in our rental van and proceeded to walk. A friendly couple in a pickup truck asked us to join them to the trailhead. Stay to the right at the Polipoli State Forest sign and go downhill maybe .5 mile or more to the campground. Follow the sign to the Ranger Cabin. The woods were lovely, dark and deep but knowing we had to hike back to the van, we turned around before reaching the redwoods. Awww shucks. We enjoyed the hike none the less! Take a four wheel drive vehicle next time.