Waihe'e Ridge Trail

MODERATE 231 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
1745 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.

hiking
1 day ago

One of my favorite hikes I have ever done. The clouds cleared uo long enough to see all the views! Very muddy so be careful on the way down. can get very slippery at times

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

We didn't see the views because of heavy mist--but this was still my favorite hike! The mist was cool and a little eerie :) Fun for my six and three year old boys.

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4 days ago

Great hike and well worth it! It gets slippery on the way down when the fog and mist roll on.

5 days ago

Wonderful views!!! Very steep inclines. So if you are a beginner, I would suggest going very slow (like I did)

hiking
7 days ago

Muddy, challenging, awesome view

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful mountain and water views throughout. Little shade, so start early. Great hike!

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10 days ago

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11 days ago

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11 days ago

The best views! Worth it.

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12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

One of my favorite trails on the island. Bring plenty of water and give yourself ample time. Sometimes the terrain is wet and muddy. The views are worth the effort.

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14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Amazing g trail great for beginners but the initial path is a little hard

16 days ago

Beautiful trail. Just foggy at the top. Definitely our favorite on the island!