Waihe'e Ridge Trail

MODERATE 183 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.

4.0 miles
1745 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


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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Great hike! Good climb that feels like a workout but doable for different levels. Beautiful scenery!

Decent hike, but it seems to be cloudy often. My friend and I didn't see any waterfall like the description suggests.

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9 days ago

Hiked in the afternoon and the weather was great for hiking, but the top was cloudy. It was still very pretty and we saw many beautiful vistas on the way up. The trail was very clear, but a little slippery when slick. Overall had a fabulous time!

11 days ago

Definitely a ass workout !

16 days ago

Did the trail in March. Excellent hike. Excellent views/pics. Not a tourist flip flop trail. Wear shoes/boots.

17 days ago

The trial starts with a steep incline of pavement, but then becomes a more natural surface. Can be a bit muddy after a rain. Well-maintained and marked trail. I would say this is a moderate-to-hard trail based on the incline in many sections. Recommended!

18 days ago

18 days ago

Great hike, awesome views and well maintained along the trail and picnic bench at the top. Recommend you bring plenty of water and a snack.

20 days ago

Nice hike. Trail is in great shape. Little mud at the top. Hiked starting in afternoon. Clear, but clouded up at top and on the way down. Not much as a destination as usually clouded at top. Challenge due to elevation change, but kids were having fun. Cool temps.

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25 days ago

One of the best hikes on Maui. I did it barefoot.

25 days ago