Closest street address to Waihe’e Ridge Trail
3450 Kahekili Highway
Wailuku, HI 96793
About the trail
Waihe’e Ridge Trail is a 4 mi out and back hike in Wailuku, HI. Waihe’e Ridge Trail was kinda busy during our visit, and people were primarily hiking. Overall, the terrain was somewhat challenging, and effort-wise was somewhat hard. It’s definitely a great hike for fitness. There aren’t any opportunities to modify the route to create a longer or shorter distance.
How to locate Waihe’e Ridge Trail within West Maui Forest Reserve
Go to the address listed on this page, and you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the trailhead uphill from the parking lot. It has significant markings.
How to prepare to hike Waihe’e Ridge Trail
Make sure to bring shoes that can be worn in wet, rocky environments. The trail is mostly a mix of shaded and un-shaded areas, and sunscreen is always recommended (although shade may provide some cover). Bring plenty of water, no potable water may is available on site. It’s advisable to print a map of the trail before heading out.
Other pieces of advice
- There was lore leading up to the hike from locals (one local even told me I might die on the hike), a challenging climb, significant change in altitude, multiple ecosystems, companion hikers, and the reward of an incredible view at the top.
- Looking out over the ridge, I could see the ocean, mountains, and city below in one gaze– and the contrast of a weekend of rain and wind punctuated how beautiful the clear and sunny tropical day was.
- The trail was wet and muddy in parts, so hiking directly after it rains is not advised. The route was well maintained, but rugged and unpredictable. Keep an eye on the ground while ascending towards the end of the climb.
- Do this hike without question if you want to see more than just water and sand during your trip to Maui.
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Fabulous photos Mendel. Wish I could have joined you on that hike, looks like it was an epic day. So glad you had a good time on Maui.