Redwood Trail

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Phone (808) 973-9782
Address Waipoli Rd, Kula, HI 96790
Hike through Maui's upcountry redwood forest.

• General: Cost: Free • General: State Park • Hiking: Dogs Allowed • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 1-2 Miles
• Hiking: Level: Moderate • Hiking: Major Elevation Changes • Hiking: Out & Back Trail

The Redwood Trail is a 1.7 mile (one way), out and back style hike trail located in the Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area of Maui's upcountry.

Redwood Trail connects with the Polipoli Trail, Haleakala Ridge, and Plum Trail to form a longer loop trail. Along the trail you'll encounter plenty of redwood trees that give this trail its name.

At the end of the trail is the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp where the trail will connect to the Plum Trail and the Boundary Trail. Plum and other fruit trees can be found in this area.

Although not an overly difficult hike, you will be starting out at 6,200 feet above sea level and dropping around 900 feet in elevation to 5,300 feet. If you're turning this into the longer loop or heading back on the same trail, you will be making that 900 feet on the way back as well. Also, remember that it's often cooler at these higher elevations.

Dogs are allowed but must be leashed at all times. Bikes are not allowed on the trail. It's also suggested that you wear bright clothing as you may encounter hunters in this areas. On that note of safety, be sure to read up on Hiking Safety & Essentials.

The trailhead starts at Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area, see our directions page to get here. Note that this requires a drive up Waipoli Road which will turn to a dirt road and thus should only be attempted with a 4x4 vehicle.