Waihe'e Ridge Trail

MODERATE 263 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.

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2 days ago

Amazing views! A nice little climb, but my 6 year old son was able to handle it with breaks.

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5 days ago

Beautiful hike. A little tough for these out of shape 50+ year olds but we made it.

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10 days ago

Beautiful!!

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11 days ago

The top of the trail doesn't provide views significantly better than from lower points, but it was still a very enjoyable and somewhat challenging hike.

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15 days ago

Great hike this morning!! More challenging than anticipated, but incredible views the entire route. The waterfalls are visible within the first stretch of the hike. Slightly muddy, so wear sturdy shoes. Took us about an hour to get to the peak, a bit shorter heading down.

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18 days ago

Great trail. Calf burner starting out then it gets somewhat easier! Canopy covered the first quarter mile then open trail. Very nice views of the valley to the ocean and up the canyon. You'll see several waterfalls. Very slippery if it rains, so be careful. Enjoy the views!

hiking
22 days ago

This is a MUST for anyone wanting to hike in Maui. I'm more of a casual hiker, so this was a challenging hike for me. We went after the rain, so the trail was a little slick, too. Regardless, this gets a 5 star rating because I can't imagine a better view!

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22 days ago