Distance: 4½ miles
Type: Out & Back
Elevation gain: 1,560ft (from 1,000 – 2,560ft)
Ascend the Waihee ridgeline trail up Maui's western peak of Pu'u Kukui and you'll be hiking above the sightseeing helicopter tours, and admiring the lush rainforest valleys and coastlines beyond.
Hiking on the windward side of any Hawaiian island means wet weather, muddy conditions and the threat of heavy rains. This trail is subject to all these factors, but the wet weather means waterfalls are plentiful, the vegetation is greener and the cooler conditions make for a nice comfortable hike.
To reach the trail follow highway 340 to the 6 mile marker, then look for the left turn marked with this signpost. The trailhead is located a little way up this one-track road.
iPhone and Android downloads with :
- Trailspotting Guides: Waihee Ridge Trail
- Trailspotting Guides: Maui Bundle
- Trailspotting Guides: Hawaii Islands Bundle
- Trailspotting Images: Waihee Ridge Trail on Flickr