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Waihe'e Ridge Trail

MODERATE 334 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.

2 days ago

Great hike. Was fogged in at the top but still a nice hike. Hit some rain so the trail was a bit muddy. Still a great hike.

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2 days ago

Super rando avec des vues magnifiques sur les montagnes et l’océan.

4 days ago

If you like uphill hikes, then you’ll love this one! Take plenty of water and sturdy shoes, and maybe even a walking stick, for a good aerobic workout.

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10 days ago

Amazing hike—and completely worth the effort—but really it should be labeled as “hard” not moderate. I wouldn’t recommend that non-frequent hikers go, nor would I take my kids...it is pretty steep (not technical, just steep and sometimes muddy/slippery). The views ALL of the way up are amazing though—some of the best I’ve ever seen

11 days ago

It was an awesome hike! Glad we got an early statt❤️

12 days ago

beautiful hike. crowded if you don't go early. a little slippery coming back down.

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17 days ago

Absolutely love this hike. If your not a hiker or not very athletic you may want to rethink this hike. It’s basically all uphill and kinda intense in parts. But the view is absolutely worth the climb!

20 days ago

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20 days ago

Good exercise. Lovely views. Go early when it isn't so hot. Not an easy trails and you will sweat a lot.

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21 days ago

23 days ago

Perfect hike for views and exercise.

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23 days ago

23 days ago

It's pretty much uphill the whole way up but no too strenuous. Great views along the way. The top was cloudy and rained hard so be prepared for getting drenched depending on the day.

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27 days ago