Waihe'e Ridge Trail

MODERATE 359 reviews

Waihe'e Ridge Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wailuku, Hawaii 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.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Hiking the Waihee ridgeline up in the Maui mountains is dramatic and always scenic. This 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.

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The views are amazing! I wanted to see Jurrasic Park like images and I wasn't disappointed. It's been raining a little lately so it's slick in a few areas, just take your time and look around.

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It was a great hike! It was rainy and cloudy the entire time, but still beautiful even without much of a view. It can be a bit slippery on the way down, so look for a walking stick after the gate about 1/4 mile past the parking lot—there is a lot of them available.

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It was a rainy morning so it was very muddy and very slippery. Additionally, we had to go through a herd of cows to start the trail.

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