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Maui Hike Details

  Waihou Spring Trail  
Trail - Waihou Spring Trail
10:03 am

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Area Maui
Address 2463 Olinda Rd, Makawao, HI 96768
Elevation 1,184.20 m ( 3820 ft )
Change 62.00 m ( 200 ft )
Distance 1.93 km ( 1.20 miles )
Difficulty Easy
Lat / Long 20.808423137723132, -156.28240337225154
Special instructions   Aloha,

We are going for a 10:03 am hike on 10/03 this month!

Nestled below the cloud line of Mount Haleakala at 3,820 feet of elevation is a 186 acre grove of pine trees with a looping trail that provides peaceful walking amidst the songs of birds and cool mountain air. The Waihou Spring Forest Reserve was created by a proclamation from governor of the Hawaiian territory in 1909, and the modern day populace likes to use this cool refreshing upcountry trail loop for exercise and trail running.

Please mark yourself as coming if you want us to make sure we wait for you.

Directions  From Haleakala Highway HI-route 37 heading up the mountain, turn left at the traffic light intersection of Makawao Avenue. Follow Makawao Avenue into town and the four-way stop intersection. Turn right at the stop sign onto Olinda Road and head carefully up the residential road for 4.8 miles. Parking area is on the right, just past the two bird recovery centers. The road is windy and narrow, slow driving is recommended.

The Good  The fresh pine forest air invigorates as you walk the winding trail through a forest floor covered in red pine needles. The relaxing loop hike is good exercise without being strenuous, and is family friendly.

The Bad  The lower switchback portion of the trail that winds downhill to Waihou Springs is crumbling and should be avoided. We can do the loop twice instead.

Where  Olinda Rd, Makawao, HI 96768

Notes  Waihou Spring Forest Reserve was established in 1909 to protect Waihou Spring, one of the only perennial springs on the west slope of Haleakalā. The forest reserve borders a century-old experimental tree plantation.
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Hike Dates
Past hikes
Nov 20th, 2022        Oct 3rd, 2021   (8)
Some photos from this hike
Waihou Spring Trail
Waihou Spring Trail
Waihou Spring Trail
Waihou Spring Trail
Waihou Spring Trail
Waihou Spring Trail
Waihou Spring Trail
Waihou Spring Trail
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