Kalepa Ridge Trail For Mountain Biking

The 19th most popular mountain bike trail in Hawaii.

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North of Waimea on Kauai, the Kalepa Ridge Trail is a popular Kauai mountain biking trail. It is an unofficial and unmaintained hunters path that follows the ridge line between the Honopu Valley and Kalalau Valley.

The Kalepa Ridge Trail is for experienced, fearless, hardcore mountain bikers. There are sections of the trail that run cliffside along 1,000 foot drops. The trail should only be ridden when it is dry and rain is not forecasted; there are several very steep sections that become impassible when wet.

The trailhead starts at the Kalalau Lookout at the far northern end of Koke’e State Park.

Overall, Kalepa Ridge Trail is the 19th most popular mountain bike trail of all 22 mountain biking rides in Hawaii. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Kalepa Ridge Trail including Waimea Canyon, Donkey Beach - Kealia Trails, Kauhao Ridge Road, Haeleele Ridge Road Trail, Kohua Ridge Trail and Waimea Canyon TrailWai Koa Loop Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Kokee State Park (808) 274-3444 or 335-5871; Hawaii Visitors (808) 245-3971; Hawaii Trail & Access System (808) 274-3433; Kauai Weather (808) 245-6001.

Recommended Book:  "Ultimate Kauai Guidebook" from Andrew Doughty

Recommended Map:  "Kauai Guide Map" from Franko

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Lucy Wright Park Campground or Salt Pond Park Campground (808) 241-4463

Luxury Loding:  Waimea Plantation Cottage (800) 9-WAIMEA; Kokee State Park Lodge (808) 335-6061

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

GPS:  22.150464, -159.645827

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  6/26/2016

ID:  24708


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