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73 mi 118 km of trail 9 Runs

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 17 Trails Intermediate Trails 21 Trails Hard Trails 11 Trails

Food & Drink

Maui is known as a 'foodie' paradise with plenty of fresh local fare and a plethora of amazing restaurants. From fresh baked banana bread at roadside stands to the freshest seafood served right from the ocean, it's hard not to eat well here.

Coffee: mauicoffeeroasters.com/
Localvore: marketfreshbistro.com/
Pizza: flatbreadcompany.com/
Grocery/Provisions: manafoodsmaui.com/grocery/

Visiting Tips

As part of the chain in the Hawaiian Islands, Maui experiences the typical two-season year. Winters are generally cooler and rainier while summer is usually hotter and drier.

Maui also has plenty of micro-climates with its rugged and diverse terrain. One part of the island can be bathing in sun, while another can be shrouded in misty clouds.

The Polipolio Springs area, with cinder-based soil, is better running after some moisture and very dusty when dry.

The trails in Makawao Forest Reserve are optimal when dry and best avoided when wet.

Other Activities

Water sports and tourism are king throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Surfing, paddling and kite boarding are very popular water sports with plenty of rental equipment available.

Haleakala National Park is also a big draw and worth the drive to look inside the crater rim at 10,000+ feet.

If you just want to experience the beauty and laid back lifestyle of Maui then a drive to Hana might just do the trick. It's a long, winding and scenic road.

Gems in Maui - 4

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gem Favorite Seven Sacred Pools

Pools at Ohe'o

(8) Hāna, HI
gem Favorite A temporary waterfall after the waves crashed over the rocks at the end of the peninsula.

Dragon's Teeth

(1) Napili-…, HI
gem Favorite A little trail-side vegetation starts popping out of the rocks and sand.

Silversword Plants

(2) Kēōkea, HI
gem Favorite It like a whole new world in the woods of Hosmer.

Hosmer Grove Nature-Viewing

(2) Makawao, HI

Runs in Maui - 9

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Favorite Makahiku Falls
Intermediate

Pipiwai Trail

3.4 mi 5.5 km • Out and Back • 727 ft Ascent 221.55 m Ascent

(43) Hāna, HI
Favorite The first portion of the Sliding Sands Trail is wide and fairly smooth.
Intermediate

Sliding Sands Out-and-Back

4.2 mi 6.7 km • Out and Back • 1,239 ft Ascent 377.57 m Ascent

(18) Kēōkea, HI
Favorite Ashley makes her way upwards on the long climb.
Difficult

Haleakala Crater - Sliding Sands Trail to Halemau’u Trailhead

11.4 mi 18.3 km • Point to Point • 1,725 ft Ascent 525.93 m Ascent

(8) Kēōkea, HI
Favorite Seven Sacred Pools
Intermediate

Kuloa Point

0.6 mi 1.0 km • Point to Point • 64 ft Ascent 19.49 m Ascent

(5) Hāna, HI
Favorite POOF!  Spurts 30-40'!
Intermediate

Nakalele Blowhole

1.0 mi 1.6 km • Point to Point • 231 ft Ascent 70.43 m Ascent

(12) Napili-…, HI
Favorite Forests and clouds on the Boundary Trail
Very Difficult

Maui Skyline Loop

36.8 mi 59.2 km • Loop • 8,190 ft Ascent 2496.45 m Ascent

(1) Kēōkea, HI
Favorite Wading the Iao Stream
Intermediate

Iao Valley State Park

0.4 mi 0.7 km • Loop • 90 ft Ascent 27.42 m Ascent

(9) Wailuku, HI
Favorite Goats in the lava flow.
Intermediate

La Perouse Bay to Cap Hanamanioa

2.5 mi 4.0 km • Loop • 73 ft Ascent 22.37 m Ascent

(6) Kēōkea, HI
Favorite Excellent snorkeling at Ahihi-Kinau Reserve
Intermediate

Ahihi Cove to "The Dumps"

0.8 mi 1.3 km • Out and Back • 17 ft Ascent 5.26 m Ascent

(2) Kīhei, HI

Trails in Maui - 40

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10.3 mi 16.5 km #1Halemau'u Trail
Difficult
Kēōkea, HI
Difficult
10.3 mi 16.5 km Kēōkea, HI 11 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #2Waihe'e Ridge Trail
Difficult
Waihee-Waiehu, HI
Difficult
2.1 mi 3.4 km Waihee-Waiehu, HI 11 
5.7 mi 9.2 km #3Skyline Trail
Difficult
Kēōkea, HI
Difficult
5.7 mi 9.2 km Kēōkea, HI
0.4 mi 0.6 km #4Dragon's Teeth Trail
Intermediate
Napili-Honokowai, HI
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Napili-Honokowai, HI
6.9 mi 11.1 km #5Kaupo Trail
Difficult
Wailua, HI
Difficult
6.9 mi 11.1 km Wailua, HI
4.8 mi 7.7 km #6Lahaina Pali Trail
Difficult
Waikapū, HI
Difficult
4.8 mi 7.7 km Waikapū, HI
2.5 mi 4.1 km #7Kahakapao East
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Makawao, HI
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8Mahana Ridge Trail
Difficult
Napili-Honokowai, HI
Difficult
4.0 mi 6.4 km Napili-Honokowai, HI
0.3 mi 0.5 km #9Leleiwi Overlook Trail
Intermediate
Kēōkea, HI
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Kēōkea, HI
3.3 mi 5.3 km #10Boundary Trail
Difficult
Kēōkea, HI
Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Kēōkea, HI
2.6 mi 4.1 km #11Kahakapao West
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.1 km Makawao, HI
0.6 mi 1.0 km #12Hosmer Grove Loop
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Makawao, HI
0.4 mi 0.6 km #13Kealia Coastal Boardwalk
Easy
Kīhei, HI
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Kīhei, HI
0.5 mi 0.9 km #14Kuloa Point Trail
Easy
Hāna, HI
Easy
0.5 mi 0.9 km Hāna, HI
1.6 mi 2.7 km #15King's Highway AKA Hoapili Trail
Difficult
Kēōkea, HI
Difficult
1.6 mi 2.7 km Kēōkea, HI
2.4 mi 3.8 km #16Supply Trail
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Makawao, HI
1.8 mi 2.8 km #17Connector A
Intermediate
Kēōkea, HI
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.8 km Kēōkea, HI
3.0 mi 4.8 km #18Ke Ala Loa O Maui/Piilani Trail
Intermediate
Hāna, HI
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.8 km Hāna, HI
0.3 mi 0.5 km #19Silversword Loop
Easy
Kēōkea, HI
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Kēōkea, HI
0.6 mi 0.9 km #20Polipoli Trail
Intermediate
Kēōkea, HI
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Kēōkea, HI

Photos of Maui - 121

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Makahiku Falls
Sep 22, 2015 near Hāna, HI
Ashley makes her way upwards on the long climb.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
A little trail-side vegetation starts popping out of the rocks and sand.
Dec 31, 2019 near Kēōkea, HI
The grasslands at this end of the hike are almost polar opposite to the barren landscape at the start.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
At this point it's hard to say if catching a view is more important than catching you breath.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
Once you start it can seem as there is no end to the rock switchbacks that dominate this trail.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
Where some see a hitching post others will find a good spot to stretch before tackling the switchbacks ahead.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
If you're visiting in the winter hopefully you brought a jacket with you for a possible shower.
Dec 31, 2019 near Kēōkea, HI

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