Polipoli Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Polipoli Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kula, 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.

4.1 miles 1512 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving




wild flowers



Directions from Kahului: Take Highway 37 past Pukalani to the second junction of Highway 377. Turn left on 377 for about 0.3 mile, then right on Waipoli Road. This becomes Polipoli Access Road at the first cattle guard and climbs up the mountain through a long series of switchbacks until it enters the forest at 6,400 elevation, where the pavement ends.

You are required to have a 4WD to get to the trailhead. Dang, wish I knew that before going up the windy road for 7 miles. The views were beautiful at the top. But would have been nice to go on the hike.

2 years ago

3 years ago