Kulani Forest Trail System For Mountain Biking

The 11th most popular mountain bike trail in Hawaii.

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South of Hilo on the Big Island, the Kulani Forest has a network of informal mountain bike trails and old roads. The routes pass through lush, dense forest with giant ferns and huge stands of 60 foot tall eucalyptus trees. There is a 6 mile loop, though it can be difficult to follow with several new side routes that have formed.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Hilo, follow SR11 for 4.5 miles toward Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Turn right on Stainback Highway for 2.5 miles. Turn left on Quarry Road for 0.3 miles. Look for a side road on the left leading into an abandoned rock quarry which is used as a parking area. It looks very overgrown. There is no formal trailhead or any services.

Overall, Kulani Forest Trail System is the 11th most popular mountain bike trail of all 22 mountain biking rides in Hawaii. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Kulani Forest Trail System including Mauna Kea Peak Ascent, Kilauea Crater Rim, Mana Road, Skyline Trail, Kapapala Forest Reserve - Ainapo Trail and Wawaloli Beach Park - Pine Trees.

Kulani Forest Trail System on Big Island (HI/US)

Kulani Forest Trail System on Big Island (HI/US)

Kulani Forest Trail System Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Hawaii Trail & Access System (808) 974-4217; Big Island Weather (808) 961-5582; Hilo Bike Shop (808) 961-4452; Hawaiian Pedels Bike Shop (808) 329-2294.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking the Hawaiian Islands" from John D. Alford

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Namakani Paio Campground (808) 967-7321

Luxury Loding:  Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel; Mauna Lani Resort; Hilton Waikoloa Village; Four Seasons Hualalai Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  Kens House of Pancakes, Hilo

Reference Source:  click here http://www.hawaiitrails.org/

GPS:  19.63067, -155.08204

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  14405

Kulani Forest Trail System Mountain Biking Map


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