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Waihe'e Ridge Trail

MODERATE 162 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

This trail is very challenging and beautiful! Highly recommend!!

3 days ago

Beautiful!! One of my favorites on Maui. It is a gradual uphill to a majestic view, even a picnic table at the top, so feel free to pack up lunch (just carry out rubbish, please). The walk down is super easy...

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4 days ago

Beautiful scenery on the trail with lots of lookout points. Best to arrive earlier in the morning before the clouds roll in at the peak or you won't see much at the higher elevations. Points through the forest are very humid so bring plenty of water and my wife really wanted a towel to wipe her face. Going up the incline is pretty steady and the trail can become muddy and slippery. We survived in some nike tennis shoes. It does get cooler as you reach the top and we did encounter misting and a heavy rainfall. Made for a very scenic and adventurous hike, well worth the work.

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8 days ago

If you're not used to hiking with this level of humidity, this is a difficult one! But beautiful views throughout the entire hike

11 days ago

Beautiful hike. You will be above clouds once on top. Bring water and food and extra layer, gets cold on top. Views are amazing with lot of beautiful plants and flowers to see on the way. Jungle is something else. King Kong might live here! Lol
Enjoy

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The trail is perfect. Ridiculous views.

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21 days ago

Amazing views when you are lucky enough to be there on a clear day! And misty and mysterious on all the other days!
When you are as high up as the helicopters you get a sense of exactly how vast the West Maui's are .... they seem to go forever!