Waihee Ridge Trail

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Phone (888) 275-8747
Address 3450 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793
Moderately difficult, four mile out and back ridge hike. Amazing views all around.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Dogs Allowed • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 1-2 Miles
• Hiking: Level: Moderate • Hiking: Major Elevation Changes • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Hiking: Ridge Hike • Sightseeing: Great Views
• Sightseeing: Waterfalls

Waihee Ridge Trail is a 2 mile long (4 mile round trip) out and back style hiking trail located in the Wailuku area on Maui's north side. There is also

The trail starts at around 1,000 feet in elevation and climbs to over 2,500 feet. A total elevation gain of over 1,500 feet means this hike isn't for everyone and is considered to be moderately difficult.

Amazing views can be had from pretty much any direction along this trails. Gorgeous ocean and town views in one direction, lush and green mountain views with waterfalls in the other. Bring a camera and you'll get some great shots if visibility is good.

And on that note, one issue here can be the weather. This is the windward side of the island which means things get wetter over here and this the trail may be muddy. Note that the weather can go from clear and sunny to wet, rainy, or foggy quickly so be prepared. On that don't, make sure you also read Hiking Safety & Essentials before heading out. Dogs are allowed but must remained leashed at all times.

Enjoy some views of Waihee Gorge and Makamakaole Gulch as you work your way up the trail. When you reach the end of the trail you'll be at 2,563 feet above sea level and enjoy some gorgeous panoramic views of central Maui, the city of Wailuku, the Kahakuloa slopes, and Mount Eke.

See our directions page to find the parking area. Note that the access road gate to get here opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 7:00 PM. Park in that lot then head back down the road you came from but turn right to follow the road up. Stay left right before the road ends and you'll be on the Waihee Ridge Trail. It's about a 0.25 mile walk from the parking to trailhead.