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Mahana Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (9)

A steep run but worth it, as you get to see so many changes in vegetation.

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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

84%

Runnable

1,570' 478 m

High

77' 23 m

Low

1,589' 484 m

Up

97' 29 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Bring water. There is one really steep part that has rock stairs that gives way to a steep slope (red rock). We missed it on the way up, but there are switchbacks that you can use if you dont want to scale the slope straight.

Runner Notes

For the most part, the footing is solid. I am an avid runner/OCR and I'm not sure I would want to run this trail. It is a serious climb.

Description

We parked near the beach. The trailhead is tucked in on the left side as you drive in.

This is an out-and-back. It seems like most of the advertised scenic routes are a several-hour drive away from Lahaina (road to Hana). This is close to resorts and has some nice overlooks, but no really stunning destinations or features.

That said, it is still a beautiful run through greenery that changes dramatically as you go up. The trail goes much further than we did, so continue on to explore more. It was a great way to spend 3-4 hours running in a rainforest-like scene.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of interesting plants and trees that change as you go up.

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  3.8 from 9 votes

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Nice reliable footing.
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Red dirt trail.
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Aug 7, 2022
Levi Perigo
Jun 26, 2022
Aaron Norwood
Nice trail to run…steps are fun! Lots of different scenery and tree changes 3.1mi
Dec 20, 2021
Brandon Hays