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Waihe'e Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
67% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,450' 442 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 2,540' 774 m
Low: 1,091' 332 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Michelle Parratt

This is a moderate out-and-back trail with incredible views of the Waihe'e Valley.

Michelle Parratt

Features Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

The entrance gate is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Try to do the trail early in the morning as clouds tend to move in later in the day, diminishing the views. The trail can get muddy when it rains, making running difficult.

Description

You start by climbing up a cement road, gaining approximately 200 feet. After this you'll follow a dirt path ascending through forest. A switchback corner with a bench reveals a gulch and views of Makamaka'ole Falls. The trail continues to ascend up switchbacks, with views of the Waihe'e Valley. Running along the ridge offers lots of amazing views (clouds permitting).

Trail ends at a hill called Lanilili at 2,563 feet, where there is a small deck with a picnic table. If it isn't clouded in, you can see views of Haleakala on one side and all the way to Molokai on the other. Return to your car via the same trail.

Flora & Fauna

Enjoy a forest of guava, kukui, swamp mahogany, and Cook Island pines.

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Aug 24, 2019
Emma H-p
Walked it with the family. Not bad but the trail gets slick. you are either on the trail or falling off a cliff. Clouds also move very quickly. 2.1mi
Jul 15, 2019
John V
Mar 20, 2019
Jon Wesener
Trail in good condition. Very runnable on the downhill — 13h 30m

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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View from the end of the trail
Apr 7, 2018 near Waihee-…, HI
Cement road at the trailhead
Apr 7, 2018 near Waihee-…, HI

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