Kahakapao Loop For Mountain Biking

The 9th most popular mountain bike trail in Hawaii.

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Southeast of Kahului in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui, the Kahakapao Loop is a 5.75 mile loop. The Kahakapao Loop is divided into the 2.2 mile west side with 873 feet of climbing and the 2 mile east side with 825 feet of climbing. The smooth, but rooty west side flows through forest and is marked by red arrows along the route. The more-technical east side is a winding, switchbacked singletrack through cook pines, eucalyptus and tropical ash. The Kahakapao Loop is best ridden in dry conditions.

The Kahakapao Loop has numerous unauthorized bandit trails that are not recommended. However, one of the older trails that has become authorized is the Renegade Trail. It is a winding, technical descent with slick roots.

Overall, Kahakapao Loop is the 9th most popular mountain bike trail of all 22 mountain biking rides in Hawaii.

Kahakapao Loop Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Makawao Forest Reserve (808) 587-0166; Maui Tourism (800) 525-MAUI; Hawaii Trail & Access System (808) 873-3508; Hawaii Bicycling League (808) 735-5756; Crater Cycles; South Maui Bicycles; Island Biker, Kihei (808) 875-7444.

Recommended Book:  "Ultimate Maui Guidebook" from Andrew Doughty

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Silver Cloud Lodge (808) 878-6101; Old Wailuku Inn, Ulupono (800) 305-4899; Maui Kamaole (800) 711-6284; Polipolis Spring SRA Campground and Cabins

Luxury Loding:  Kula Lodge, Kula (808) 878-1535

Breakfast Restaurant:  Da Kitchen Cafe, Kahului; Charles, Haiku

Reference Source:  click here http://mauimountainbike.org/

GPS:  20.831943, -156.275199

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/14/2016

ID:  12615

Kahakapao Loop Mountain Biking Map


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