Tie Trail

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Phone (808) 973-9782
Address Waipoli Rd, Kula, HI 96790
Short connector trail in the Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area.

• General: Cost: Free • General: State Park • Hiking: Dogs Allowed • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 0-1 Miles
• Hiking: Level: Moderate • Hiking: Major Elevation Changes • Hiking: Out & Back Trail

The Tie Trail is a short, 0.5 mile (one way) out and back style hiking trail located in the Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area on the island of Maui.

This is a very short trail and while it's not overly difficult, it does descend around 500 feet in elevation through Sugi, Cedar, and Ash trees. That elevation change combines with the higher elevation it's already at (around 6,000 feet above sea level) make this a moderately difficult trail.

The trail is accessed from either the Redwood Trail or the Plum Trail as it connects the two trails together. Those same two trails also connect to each other (directly) at one end where they intersect with the Boundary Trail.

Note that bikes are not allowed on the Tie Trail. It's recommended you wear bright clothing as you may encounter hunters who are hunting off the trail. Always stay on the trail for your own safety. On that note, be sure to read Hiking Safety & Essentials before doing any hike. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be leashed at all times.

To get here, see our directions page. You'll be heading to the Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area up on Waipoli Road which will, as it gets higher up, required a 4x4 vehicle. As you work your way up you'll be glad you prepared for cooler weather at these higher elevations. You did prepare for that, right? The Tie Trail begins around 0.8 miles in along the Redwood Trail and will then connect to the Plum Trail around 0.6 miles from the Ranger's cabin.